PLUM MARKET’S FIRST LADY OF WINE
Madeline Triffon knows wine. As Plum Market’s in-house Master Sommelier, Madeline uses her expertise to direct wine tastings, hand select wines for retail, and serve as a corporate wine educator.
After completing her studies at the University of Michigan, Madeline’s career path turned to focus on service at iconic Detroit restaurants like The London Chop House and The Rattlesnake Club, and later as Wine Director for premier restaurant groups in the Detroit area. Her incredible ability to curate wine lists earned her several prestigious awards from Wine Spectator. Madeline left the restaurant industry in 2011 to join Plum Market, where she inspires team members and guests with her breadth of knowledge, unabashed positivity, and dedication to service.
Madeline earned her Master Sommelier title in 1987, passing the exam on her first try. At that time, she was one of only nine Americans, the first American woman, and the second woman in the world to pass. Today, only 147 professionals have earned the title Master Sommelier in North America, with a total of 230 worldwide. Madeline proudly serves as Chairman Emeritus of the American Chapter of the Court of Master Sommeliers and has previously served as Scholarship Chair.