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The newest member of our team is Beverage Director Michael Boughton. Michael started his career in Connecticut where he grew up working for a privately-owned restaurant and started his boozy journey. After gaining some experience behind the bar, Boughton worked his way up the restaurant chain and landed his first bartending job at 21 years old. He smiled, shook and poured his way around the bar as if it were second nature. It wasn’t long after that that he knew he had found his passion. Soon after, Michael acquired a sommelier certification (someone who is a master and trained wine professional) through Sommelier Society of America.

 

In 2013 Michael and his (now) wife moved to Boston to experience what the city had to offer. Shortly after settling in, Boughton took a job as the Corporate Beverage Director for Boston Nightlife Ventures. From bar management, general management to consultant, Michael’s focus has always remained on bar operations. His favorite thing about the field is, “the opportunity to inform someone of a fact about alcohol that they may not have known before”. He equally enjoys being taught by others and the idea that you’re never done learning in this industry.