Mike Maletta - Sommelier

A graduate of the Johnson & Wales University Wine School, certified by the United States Sommelier Association, Michael has spent many years studying all aspects of wine - growing and producing, the varietals and blends, the many regions that produce wines throughout the world, and how to best enjoy, buy and store wine. Read more...


The Art of Wine Tasting

Learn about wine.  It's fun, good for you and there is a taste for everyone!

As someone who spent many years tasting wine and self-educating before deciding to become a sommelier, I specialize in making wine education a party.  You can have the vocabulary and knowledge that helps you to explain what you like and don’t like.  You’ll know how to be a better wine shopper and recognize good value wines.  You will be able to navigate a restaurant wine list, and feel comfortable in front of friends and business clients.  And save money!

And you will learn the proper tasting technique, with my unique additional step, to enhance your enjoyment of wine.

I want to invite you to participate in my ongoing cycle of wine classes or make arrangements for a special event, where participants will be exposed to both traditional and novel approaches to wine tasting, in a relaxed and friendly environment.

I look forward to sharing a toast with you over a good glass of wine sometime soon!

Also Scotch tastings, Beer tastings, as well as other Spirits.

Also for the trade:  Efficient staff education to expand on existing knowledge.  Increase wine sales awareness and customer satisfaction.


Wine With Mike Vino-tainment  at Southshore Uncorked
Please join us at Southshore Uncorked, a unique wine venue, on Friday May 29, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00PM for a fun wine tasting/ education evening.
Mike will cover the basics:
Proper wine tasting techniques including my own unique additional step.
The major grape  varieties and their characteristics.  Food pairing.
The major wine growing  regions in the world today. 
An assortment of reds and whites will be tasted. The object of the course is to enhance your enjoyment of wine in a fun, interactive event. 
$25.00 per person
Buy a gift for someone with whom you love to wine.
Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please contact:
Southshore Uncorked
1432 Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach, FL  33572