Michael Quinlan, Northampton, MA
Michael's career at Table & Vine began in 1996 when he was hired as a part-time wine associate. Over the course of the past decade, Michael was quickly promoted to full-time sales floor captain, sales manager, wine sales manager and as of January 2018 became the manager of fine wines.
Michael is responsible for Table & Vine's wine selection, purchasing and merchandising. He oversees the Table & Vine inventory within the Greenfield, Northampton and Wilbraham Big Y World Class Markets. Michael also works closely with marketing to ensure Table & Vine's image is always creative and unique and that people understand that Table & Vine is a lifestyle destination.
Michael has traveled to many vineyards around the world including Chile, Argentina, Italy, Austria and Canada's Ontario region. He has also traveled extensively in France and Spain having visited every major wine region. Michael believes it is this kind of knowledge and experience that makes Table & Vine stand out above the rest. He also attends countless trade events, wine fairs and wine tastings. Because of his tireless pursuit of knowledge and excellence, Michael personally tastes over 5,000 each year. His ability to identify up-and-coming wine regions, excellent wine values and his exceptional knowledge of the wine industry as a whole has made Table & Vine a unique destination for wine connoisseurs' nation-wide.
Michael always shares his travel experiences with the staff at Table & Vine and loves to pop open a bottle of his newest discoveries and older favorites in order to educate the staff. Michael can honestly boast that the staff at Table & Vine is second to none.
Michael serves as the Chief judge of the Eastern States Exposition Northeast Gold Wine Competition.
Michael's favorite types of wine include Spanish, Red Burgundy and both German and Austrian wines.
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