Daniel started his career in the wine trade in 1995 at Oddbins in Headingly after studying Civil Engineering at Leeds University. Retail management followed at Direct Wine Shipments in Belfast where the winemaking bug bit whilst achieving the WSET Diploma in 2002. Winemaking experience with Torres , Spain was followed by a 6 month role at Katnook Estate, Coonawarra in 2003. Daniel returned to the UK for a 10 year stint at Enotria beginning with Product Marketing and Training, then as New World Buyer, Senior Buyer and finally acting Head of Buying in 2012 with vintage experience in South Africa, Italy, Portugal and England along the way. Following four years at Sogrape UK as Agency Manager and responsible for all things non-Sogrape owned Daniel joined Hatch Mansfield as Commercial Manager in 2017.