The Inside Story from Italian Wine Merchants

Michael Adler

Michael Adler 5.29.15Michael Adler’s journey into wine began in 2008 when he managed to convince a company that he knew enough about wines to land a wine retail job in Washington, DC. He quickly (and predictably) found himself hopelessly in love, and he hasn’t looked back since. Though he grew up in Northern California, Michael’s palate is oriented more towards Old World wines with a distinct sense of place; he says he would “rather drink someone’s livelihood than their investment.” Since  2008, Michael has worked with wines on both retail and wholesale levels in Oakland, California and New York City before joining the IWM team in early 2015. Though he’s primarily self-taught, he holds certifications from both the North American Sommelier Association and the Court of Master Sommeliers.