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Wine Intelligentsia, Inc. was founded in Los Angeles, California in August 2010 by Laurent P. Michit, Certified Advanced Sommelier. The term “Intelligentsia” was chosen from the Russian language meaning a group of people engaged in complex, mental and creative labor. Our main task is to share and distribute our knowledge, interest and education to wine novices, collectors, wineries, importers, distributors, specialty retails stores and restaurants owners. Wine Intelligentsia, Inc. is a company committed to bringing a passion for wine into the lives of everyday people and lead you through the often intimidating, yet fascinating world of wine with excellent expert informations.

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Laurent Michit – Owner & Chief Bottle Opener

Laurent was born in Burgundy, France. A serious passion for the wine world became obvious at his very early age. In 1987, he experienced his first harvest at Domaine Ramonet in Chassagne Montrachet and that same year, entered Lycee Simone Weill in Dijon where he studied and completed 5 years of Wine & Spirits Management and became Certified Advanced Sommelier with his mentor, Mr Robert Euvrard.

Laurent then decided to travel and worked for 18 years in some of the finest Michelin Star Restaurants in the wine regions around the world: South Africa, France, Spain and now California where he has been living for 9 years. Laurent P. Michit was in the Top 100 Best Sommelier in America (Wine Spectator, August 2006). Currently and for the last 4 years, He has been providing his beverage consulting and services to many restaurants and specialty retails stores, and conduct dozens of private wine events.

This is one of Laurent’s best professional memory taken at The Domaine De La Romanée Conti with Aubert de Vilaine (Owner), Bernard Noblet (Winemaker), Fabienne & Hubert, his Sommelier colleagues and Mr & Mme Lameloise, owner of the 3 Michelin Star Restaurant in the heart of the vineyards of Burgundy where he was working at the time.

Wine Intelligentsia, Inc. was founded in Los Angeles, California in August 2010 by Laurent P. Michit, Certified Advanced Sommelier. Our main task is to share and distribute our knowledge, interest and education to wine novices, collectors, wineries, importers, distributors, specialty retails stores and restaurants owners.

2744 S Beverly Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Email: Laurent.Michit@WineIntelligentsia.com
Phone: (310) 994-1127

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