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About Dan

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.


  • heaven

    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.)
  • Wine Heaven

    Wine Heaven

    Riesling, mature Sauternes and Pinot Noir dominated, richer Champagne styles.
  • Wine Hell

    Wine Hell

    Big oaky jam bombs and (sorry) Gewurztraminer, unless it's a dessert wine.

Dan's Drinking:

Renaixença Brut Nature Cava NV Renaixenca Cava Brut Nature: A Champagne-quality Cava for people who think they don't like Cava! Better than most cheap Champagnes, this elegant, bone-dry style is as much a winner with good ol' fish and chips as it is with oysters or as a rather yummy aperitif. Concha Y Toro Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc An almighty steal for £7.25, this Sauvignon, Riesling and Gewurztraminer blend has the most amazing aroma similar to turning over a lemon to find out the bottom has gone a bit furry (you'll have to trust me on this one - that's a good thing!), mixed in with some satsuma peel and summer flowers. It's a dessert wine, but try it with a starter of rabbit and chicken liver terrine and apricot chutney. Yum yum.