Maison Noir Wines
Iconoclastic sommelier André Hueston Mack was the first African-American to be named Best Young Sommelier in America by Chaine des Rotisseurs. He was a sommelier at Thomas Keller’s renowned French Laundry before opening Chef Keller’s three- Michelin-starred Per Se. As one of the top professionals in the wine industry he has worked with the likes of Amazon, Cadillac, Ebay, National Rental Car, Microsoft and has appeared on Anthony Bourdain's “The Taste” and also NBC’s “Uncorked”.
In 2007 he founded Maison Noir Wines which incorporated his trademark attitude and personal perspective on wine subculture. Mack produces 40,000 cases which can be found in the best restaurants and retail stores in 45 states and 11 countries.
A self-taught graphic designer, Mack designs all of his labels as well as a t-shirt line for Maison Noir Wines as well as other clients. Additionally, he authored and illustrated Small Thyme Cooks, the world’s first culinary coloring and activity book. Currently with Abrams Books, Mack is writing a memoir with a focus on the wines which have featured prominently in his life.