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Thirsty in LA

Founder of Thirsty in LA, an award-winning cocktail and spirits blog based in Los Angeles. Daniel’s writings and photos have been featured in Bar Magazine, CBS Los Angeles, dineLA, Discover Los Angeles, Preservation Magazine, San Francisco Travel, Société Perrier, Where Magazine and Wine Enthusiast. Daniel is a regular contributor to CLASS Magazine, and is also providing editorial content and management for Gin & Luck, the new Proprietors LLC online platform. He’s judged numerous cocktail competitions, including Campari, Don Q, Experience Cognac and Jimmy Barella. Daniel was a presenter at the Carpano Antica Video Awards and participated in a panel at Portland Cocktail Week. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the inaugural Golden State of Cocktails, a three-day industry conference and celebration of the historic and modern cocktail culture of California. Along with Zahra Bates, Daniel also co-founded Art Beyond the Glass, an event that gives top bartenders the opportunity to express and showcase their creative pursuits outside of the bar, as well as give back to the community through its fundraising component.