Rising Star Sommelier Shaun Page of Wolfgang Puck Steak at the MGM Grand Detroit - Biography

Detroit, MI

November 2016

From all early signs, Shaun Page was a regular kid—no inkling of a future pouring incredible bottles of wine for one of the world’s most successful chefs. He worked his way through college with restaurant jobs, studied marketing, and ended up becoming a police officer. For two years Page was a cop, but the world of criminal justice was grim compared to his experiences in restaurants. Page decided to take a risk and pivot to a career in hospitality. 

Springing from his early years in service and bartending, Page cannonballed into the deep end of wine. During his four years as manager and sommelier at the Motor City Casino Hotel, Page maintained the restaurant’s accolades—including a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. In 2013, he became beverage development manager and wine director for MGM Grand Detroit, working closely with the team at Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina and Wolfgang Puck Steak, earning both programs Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence in just a year. In 2016, he won a StarChefs Rust Belt Rising Star Award.

Page oversees the largest wine cellar in Michigan, having grown it from 800 producers to more than 2,500. Page holds certifications from the Court of Master Sommeliers, Society of Wine Educators, and Wine Spirit Education Trust, and he has his eye on the Master Sommelier pin—and Wine Spectator’s Grand Award. There’s no somm better to put working class Detroit on the wine map.