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About Dan


Dan Hertz is a multifaceted journalist, educator and consultant providing bespoke beverage, technology and research services.

A noted wine and spirits columnist, the sommelier and USPAP-compliant fine wine appraiser has written more than 150 articles, syndicated an international wine and spirits column, co-authored a celebrity cookbook, developed a professional fine wine appraisal exam, judged internationally, trained staff, launched successful trade shows, and presented more than 50 classes, seminars and guided tastings.

Dan was also media analyst for the Department of Finance, briefing the Federal Finance Minister, Prime Minister's Office and Minister for State daily on media reaction to the GST, programmes and policies; and was Sallie Mae's online customer experience architect, shaping Internet and customer strategies for the $200B Fortune 500 financial services firm.

Currently, Dan is the consulting beverage professional at Silver Springs Golf & Country Club in Calgary, Canada; writes the "Beverage Insider" column for Canada's leading on-premise golf course magazine; and is the go to guy for mobile business professionals looking for technology trouble-shooting and advice.

Skills


Testimonials


When dealing with Mr. Hertz, I’m sure you’ll find this former sommelier will only provide material of champagne quality — he’s definitely no vin ordinaire. (Ray Djuff, (former) Senior Copy Editor, The Calgary Sun)

A well-earned reputation as an excellent wine critic, whose approach to the subject is always fresh, innovative and completely objective. (Viv Stainforth, (former) President, The Australian Wine Society)

A man of high integrity and creativity. (Susan Spence, Vice-President, The New York Wine and Grape Foundation)

When you recommend a wine, we feel very confident that we will not be disappointed if we buy it. (Chuck Rose, Owner, Green Street Restaurant)

Dan is an innovative and creative problem solver, possessing a keen understanding of what works on the Web, User Interaction Design and the Customer Experience. Despite tight timelines, he delivered outstanding results. (Carole Ekker, Project Manager (retired), Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP)

Dan is a passionate and creative contributor, focused on finding solutions for the business problems we bring to him. (Termeh Rassi, Senior Director, National Geographic)

Dan is an articulate and passionate advocate for the user experience. (Albert Lukban, Director of Internet Strategy, Tobacco-Free Kids)

I have no hesitation in recommending that others contact you for advice and opinion. (Rick Bain, Vintage Consultants)

Clients


Some of the clients with whom I've worked:

Calgary Pro Musica Society

Calgary Pro Musica Society

Music

PMA Canada

PMA Canada

Beverage

NYWGF

New York Wine and Grape Foundation

Beverage

VQA Canada

VQA Canada

Beverage

Sallie Mae

Sallie Mae, Inc.

Financial Services/Student Loans

Orrick

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Legal

Government of Canada

Government of Canada

Government

Marda Loop BRZ

Marda Loop BRZ

Business Association

RECC

Retail Expansion Consulting Corp

Retail

Calgary Sun

Calgary Sun

Media

West End Times

West End Times

Media

Cityscope Magazine

Cityscope Magazine

Media

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