Meet the Windy City Wine Guy

Michael Bottigliero grew up in a traditional Italian-American family on the south side of Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood.  His notions of wine first started with a fiasco (typically a straw covered bottle of chianti) on the table with Sunday pasta dinner.  After three years of traveling with the US Navy, he returned to Chicago.  Almost immediately, he turned to the bar/restaurant industry while earning a college degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His love of beer, spirits, food and wine kept Michael in the restaurant business.

Michael's obtained five certifications  from  the International Sommelier GuildCourt of Master Sommeliers, and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.  

Today, you can find Michael's Wine and Beverage creations at The Tasting Room, where he serves as their Sommelier/Beverage Director.

You can also contact him to host your next corporate wine event or family celebration. 

windycitywineguy at gmail dot com or @wcwineguy on Twitter

"Many people are intimidated by the product.  Most do not know what or how to order and shop for wine.  And then there are those who would rather go the easy route, go with what they know, and never step out of the box and venture into the sensual world of pleasure that is wine. If a southside Chicago guy can love this tasty beverage, so can you!"