This week's guest on In the Drink is Noah Singerman. Noah was born and raised in Sonoma so wine has been in his blood since he was a young kid. He began his career in wine working in wine-focused restaurants in Santa Barbara, Petaluma and SF before moving to NYC a decade ago to "play with the big dogs." He first worked as beverage director at neighborhood favorite Five Points (now Vic's) and then moved on to run the beverage program at Walter Foods in Williamsburg. He was the assistant wine director and sommelier at The Standard Hotel West and most recently worked as a sommelier at The Dutch before he came to Saxon + Parole. When he's not educating and pouring wine for guests at S+P in his full suit on top, jeans and sneakers on the bottom (something of a clothing mullet), he can be found teaching wine classes at Brooklyn Kitchen. He's also a member of the Guild of Sommeliers since 2007.
At Saxon + Parole, he's hoping to bring more attention to domestic wines highlighting both the classic regions like California, Oregon and Washington as well as lesser known and up-and-coming regions like Virginia, Michigan and others. Additionally, his goal is to show guests that you can get more than Cabernet and Chardonnay from the U.S. and introduce lesser-known varietals to the menu as well as their European counter. This program was brought to you by Michter's.
"Gruner Veltliner is a great foray away from Sauvignon Blanc." [15:00]
--Noah Singerman on In the Drink