November 5, 2019
Raleys Supermarket Wine Section

Dan The Wine Man – Let’s Go To Raley’s

This is Season 1, Chapter 5 of Dan The Wine Man, a feature written for The Napa Valley Register and other media outlets. My angle is that I include guidance on how to find the wines I recommend. It’s 4-6 wines each time. Hope you like it and buy my picks! Let’s Go To Raley’s Here’s a wine buying tip for you. Take a trip through the wine aisles of Raley’s Supermarket at Soscol and Imola. Their six bottle mix & match discount program offer is the best deal in Napa when you factor in pricing, quality, variety and convenience. […]
October 14, 2019

Dan The Wine Man – Picks from The Big Middle

This is Season 1, Chapter 4 of Dan The Wine Man, a feature written for The Napa Valley Register and other media outlets. My angle is that I include guidance on how to find the wines I recommend. It’s 4 wines each time. Hope you like it and buy my picks! Picks from “The Big Middle” Welcome back, wine lovers. Hello again, winers. I’m back to reinforce the fact that very good, interesting and reasonably priced local wines are easy for you to acquire. I’ve lived and worked with wine in Napa Valley since 1992 and I know the luxury […]
September 27, 2019
Dan The Wine Man Napa Valley Register

Dan The Wine Man’s 4 Picks, Spotlight Carneros

This is Season 1, Chapter 3 of Dan The Wine Man, a feature written for The Napa Valley Register and other media outlets. My angle is that I include guidance on how to find the wines I recommend. It’s 4 wines each time. Hope you like it and buy my picks! Spotlight – Carneros Welcome back, wine lovers. The last time we got together (Sept. 13), I peppered you with wine picks from near and far. Today, my recommendations come from one corner of our backyard. I spotlight Carneros, the AVA that connects us with Sonoma like a Lego tile. […]
September 17, 2019

Dan The Wine Man’s 4 Picks, 1.2

This is Season 1, Chapter 2 of Dan The Wine Man, a feature written for The Napa Valley Register and other media outlets. My angle is that I include guidance on how to find the wines I recommend. It’s 4 wines each time. Hope you like it and buy my picks! My frequent visits to Trader Joe’s include a stop in the wine section. Sure I’m checking out the wines but I’m just as interested in the customers. For every one who fills up a case lickety-split there seem to be twenty trying to figure out what in the world […]
September 17, 2019
Dan Dawson Wine Advisor

Dan The Wine Man’s 4 Picks, Volume 1

This is Season 1, Chapter 1 of Dan The Wine Man, a feature written for The Napa Valley Register and other media outlets. My angle is that I include guidance on how to find the wines I recommend. It’s 4 wines each time. Hope you like it and buy my picks! You probably are interested in wine recommendations. Readers of the newspaper wine section usually are. I’m running with that assumption. Welcome. We may become friends. My name is Dan Dawson, a Napa Valley resident of 27 years. Over these years, I’ve been a server/waiter, restaurant manager, head sommelier, wine […]