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Beachcomber taps Michael Jordan, wine guru formerly of Napa Rose, as president

January 20, 2010 |  6:00 am

Jordan Michael Jordan, formerly global manager of wine sales and standards at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts and general manager of Napa Rose restaurant at Disneyland in Anaheim, has been named president at the Beachcomber, overseeing the Beachcomber Crystal Cove and Malibu Pier.

Jordan, who left Disney in September, has a Master Sommelier diploma with the International Court of Master Sommeliers as well as a certified Wine Educator diploma from the Society of Wine Educators — one of only 15 people in the world to hold both.

Jordan also has started his own winery, Word Vineyards, where he plans to produce a limited amount of artisan wines, a few of which will be available at the Beachcomber. Jordan is expected to expand the wine and beverage program at the Beachcomber restaurants and will offer comprehensive wine study courses for all staff members, including a two-day test administered by the Court of Master Sommeliers.

At Malibu Pier, 23000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, (310) 456-9800; at Crystal Cove, 15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, (949) 376-6900; www.thebeachcombercafe.com.

-- Betty Hallock

Photo credit: Beachcomber