Danny is a Certified Specialist of Wine (SWE), WSET Advanced and a Certified Wine Judge (AWS). He is also is a wine consultant, educator, sommelier and representative for various wine regions & organizations.
He is the Regional Vice President of the American Wine Society and has judged for nationwide wine competitions including multiple states’ Governor’s Cup Challenges. Additionally, he is the Chairman of the NJ State Fair Commercial and Amateur Wine Competitions. Over the past few years he has been the Assistant Organizer/ Coordinator for events such as Robert Parker’s A Matter of Taste and Wine Riot! He is the Moderator for the Eastern Winery Expo, American Wine Society National Conference and Wineries Unlimited.
As the VP of Business Development for the AWS Educational Foundation, he has been instrumental in providing $360,000 worth of scholarships to 125 deserving graduate students in the wine industry at 19 major Universities. He is an award-winning winemaker and owner of multiple wine trademarks.