Michael Drapkin, the wine merchant, has been at it for nearly 20 years, with wine experience in Washington, DC (Whole Foods Market and McArthur Beverages), New York City (Vestry Wines, now Verve, and Balthazar) and the Hudson Valley, NY (as the founder of one of New York’s most recognizable indie wine shops, Kingston Wine Co.).
Together with his business partner and wife Theresa Drapkin, a professional designer and artist, the couple opened West Palm Wine Co. focusing on small batch wines hailing from organic and biodynamic vineyards and made with minimal additives.
Michael’s passion for wine is equaled by his desire to demystify wine. “It’s an ancient beverage. No degree is required to drink it and enjoy it.”