By Chris Macias
Local sommelier and wine merchant Michael Chandler has some new plans in the mix. Chandler resigned from his duties as wine director at The Market at Pavilions over the weekend, meaning his popular Friday night tasting series is no more. Chandler will now focus on opening The Cellar at Matteo's at the 5 Points shopping center in Carmichael.
Chandler's working on the project with Matt Woolston, owner/chef of the Supper Club and Matteo's Pizza & Bistro. The shop will be located adjacent to Matteo's in what was its private dining room, offering both a wine bar and retail sales. Look for The Cellar at Matteo's to be open in about three weeks.
"I'm so looking forward to it," said Chandler. "We'll have the old guard wines but my goal has always been finding the hot new items. We'll probably have a shelf for $9.99 and under bottles. With this economy, you've got to have it."
Call The Bee's Chris Macias, (916) 321-1253.