Jack Mason, Master Sommelier at the Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Houston Downtown and Galleria locations, achieved MS status at the very young age of 27 and is one of the youngest to do so. He is one of only 9 esteemed Master Sommeliers currently in the state of Texas and one of 144 Master Sommeliers in the United States.
Jack Mason has been featured in Forbes’s annual “30 Under 30” list of outstanding young professionals nationwide, Zagat’s “30 Under 30” list in New York City as was named Wine & Spirits “Best New Sommelier 2015.” He was also featured in the series “Uncorked” on the Esquire Network that followed his journey to receiving his MS certification.
Hear Jack chat with host Lou Diamond about what it took to get into Cornell's Hotel School after being denied the first time he applied, how being a transfer student gave him more of a focus, what made him decide to become a Master Sommelier, how his taste in wine has changed over time, the role religion plays in his life and how it helps him thrive, his future aspirations, and his advice for young people looking to pursue a career in hospitality or the wine industry.
Episode photo of Jack by Alice Gao.
Created and produced by Amanda Massa.
Music by Kia Albertson-Rogers '13, email@example.com.
Artwork by Chris Kelly.
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