october 3 - 5, 2024

Michael Jon Young


While his name may be misleading, Michael Young is a wine professional and former American chef of Italian descent. He speaks Italian fluently and has traveled and worked extensively throughout Italy, including the 2-star Michelin “Ristorante Ambasciata.” He lived in and frequently revisits Parma, the gastronomical capital of Italy. “While I am Southern Italian in my heart, living in Northern Italy gave me awhole different perspective.” Currently Michael manages the State of California for Taub Family Imports,an extensive imported wine portfolio, formerly Palm Bay International. It is a “collision of two loves”. Running an import portfolio, Michael is able to blend his expertise of the restaurant world with his passion of fine wines