Daniel Johnnes is the multi-award winning wine impresario, Sommelier, and creator of La Fete du Champagne, Pressoir Wine, and La Paulee. He is the Corporate Wine Director for Daniel Boulud's Dinex Restaurant Group, a wine importer, and entrepreneur. Our friend Jay McInerney dubbed Daniel Johnnes "The Dean of American Sommeliers" mentoring a generation of wine people. Daniel is a true Francophile! The Grape Nation is Powered by Simplecast
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen are award-winning journalists known as the World Wine Guys, whose articles on wine and travel appear in Wine Enthusiast Magazine. They are co-authors with Kevin Zraly of Red Wine. Other books include Wines of California and Wines of the Southern Hemisphere. Daniel Johnnes is Wine Director for Daniel Boulud's Dinex Group of restaurants and a founder of Le Paulée, a celebration of Burgundy, and La Fete du Champagne. He’s recipient of 2 James Beard Foundation Awards.
Episode 19: Daniel Johnnes, Wine Director for Daniel Boulud, Founder of La Paulee and Daniel Johnnes wines
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Daniel Johnnes wears a lot of hats. He oversees the wine program for the Daniel Boulud restaurant group. He created and founded La Paulee, a celebration of Burgundy in New York and San Francisco, preceded by Burgundy Week at participating restaurants around town. Daniel also founded Daniel Johnnes Wines, a curated collection of some of the great wines of the world with a slant towards Burgundy. He currently lives in Lyon, France with his family.
Daniel Johnnes is the Wine Director for Daniel Boulud's Dinex Group, as well as an importer, and the founder of La Paulee Burgundy themed events in New York, San Francisco, and Aspen.Also in this episode, Erin Scala speaks with actress Crystal Arnette about Crystal's portrayal of a sommelier in a production for the stage.
Daniel Johnnes is the Wine Director for Daniel Boulud’s Dinex Group, including Restaurant Daniel, DB Bistro, DBGB, Cafe Boulud and Bar Boulud. He joined chef Boulud after spending 20 years as the Wine Director for Montrachet and the Myriad restaurant group. He is also an author, an importer, and the organizer of the Burgundy celebration, La Paulée de New York. Tune in to this week’s episode of “In the Drink” and get inside perspective from Daniel, as he joins host Joe Campanale for a conversation on wine, service and communication. Find out what it takes to really know wine from a guy who lives it day in and day out. This program was sponsored by Ambur Point of Sale App. “The combination of food hospitality and warmth is everything i strive for in a dining experience and a working experience.” [06:00] “The wine experience should be about getting together without pretention and just sharing.” [22:00] –Daniel Johnnes, Wine Director for Daniel Boulud’s Dinex Group on “In the Drink”
This week on The Morning After, Jason Colucci gets a chance to talk with David Gelb, director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Find out what egg sushi is and why it takes an expert to pull it off correctly. Later on, hear from Daniel Johnnes, Wine director for Daniel Boloug’s Dinex Group and importer for Daniel Johnnes Selections. Find out how he quickly got on Daniel Boulud’s good side and has since become one of the leading wine authorities in the city. This program was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. “Egg sushi is very misunderstood. People overlook the egg because they think they’re eating sushi for fish, but what you’ll discover in the film is that the egg is the crowing achievement of any apprentice. You can’t even attempt egg sushi until you’ve worked for ten years.” –David Gelb, Director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi on The Morning After