Michel R. Mincin, Owner & Winemonger [Allora Wine Group]

Mr. Mincin is the co-founder of Allora Wine Group, and has been actively involved in its growth and development since October 2007. Mr. Mincin graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996 with a double major in Pre-Medicine and Psychology. In his last semester at the University of Pittsburgh, he began his career in the restaurant industry and discovered his love for food and wine. In 1997, Mr. Mincin joined the premier speciality restaurant group, big Burrito, a catalyst for Pittsburgh’s dining transformation. During his 16-year tenure, he managed at all seven different culinary concepts, and currently is a limited partner in two of the group’s Mad Mex restaurants. While working for big Burrito, Mr. Mincin received an M.A.T. in Elementary Education from Chatham University in 2001, and passed his Level One wine certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2006. Mr. Mincin, an avid world traveler, has seized the opportunity to explore numerous vineyards on four different continents, eating and drinking his way across the globe.

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