Before joining Oddbins Dan trained and worked as a Certified Sommelier, so when he says things about furry lemons (see below) stick with him. He has also, notably, appeared on Masterchef. Manager now of Oddbins Chorlton, Dan is a keen dabbler in buying wine at auction - always hopefully on the lookout for a perfectly stored 50+yr old Red Burgundy for under £20. In addition to his determination to launch Manchester as a wine region - successfully growing 4 grape vines to date - Dan enjoys travelling to wine regions in the South of France and Sicily. Dan is studying for his WSET exams and is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers.
All time greats
I'm going to have to say a few here...Chateau Gilette Creme de Tete, Sauternes 1947 J Thorin Vosne Romanee 1959, Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze 1993, Domaine Richaud Cairanne L'Ebrescades 2003. (We're heading to Dan's for the next party - Ed.)
Riesling, mature Sauternes and Pinot Noir dominated, richer Champagne styles.
Big oaky jam bombs and (sorry) Gewurztraminer, unless it's a dessert wine.