Welcome to WORD OF MOUTH with Leiti Hsu on HeritageRadioNetwork.org! Leiti Hsu, a fixture in NYC dining culture, is joined by Patrick Cappiello, Wine Director and Partner of Pearl & Ash. Find out what this philosophy major's dream job would be if he were not a sommelier. They'll talk what somms and figure skaters have in common -- hint, it's got to do with the lifecycle of a sommelier. Plus, why Pearl & Ash has become a veritable NYC clubhouse for sommeliers and the wine community. Patrick and Leiti also discuss the role of social media in his peculiar ascent. Finally, get the lowdown on why you should get first in line for the Renegade Wine Dinner series with Patrick and Chef Richard Kuo at Pearl & Ash! This program was brought to you by Brooklyn Slate.

"Since I was a little kid, it's always been my dream to own a restaurant in New York City. In the end, if you can be an owner or be involved in that level - it changes [everything]. You get rewarded for the hard work." [15:00]

"It's easy when you have 3,000 bottles to please everybody!" [20:00]

--Patrick Cappiello on Word of Mouth