Dan’s tenure at famed New York restaurants Del Posto, Jean Georges, Babbo, Otto, and Eataly have shaped the foundation of his wine experiences and expertise. He writes, lectures, and hosts private events about all things wine and beverage appreciation. His most popular publication, A First Course in Wine, is a comprehensive guide to understanding and enjoying wine (Race Point Publishing, 2013).
In 2011, Zagat named Dan as one of New Yorks rising “30 under 30” culinary stars, and in January 2013, Forbes named Dan as one of the nations “30 under 30” to watch in the food and wine industry. His works have appeared in various publications and he’s been featured in Food and Wine Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Radio, Cosmo Radio, WGN Chicago, NBC’s Today Show, Fox’s Good Day New York, and MSNBC’s The Cycle, among others.
He holds a MBA degree from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU and is an adjunct professor at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at NYU. His most recent publication, How to Host a Wine Tasting Party: The Complete Kit, is a comprehensive kit for the enthusiastic wine tasting host. He is an honorary member of the International Order of Disciples of Escoffier. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters.