The Grateful Palate
Dan Philips is the owner of The Grateful Palate, a wine import business specializing in Australian Shiraz, the Bacon of the Month Club, and the winey R Wines, which produces wines such as 3 Rings, Chateau Chateau, Bitch, J.P. Belle Terroir and Marquis Philips. He is a partner in two Spanish wineries: Bodegas Alto Moncayo and Bodegas El Nido.
Dan also publishes The Grateful Palate Gift Handbook; an mail-order catalog that reflects his annual quest for flavor-driven artisan products, including food items like handmade bacon brittle, hand crafted wooden stirrers from the edge of the Daintree rainforest, and nearly 50 bacons from all over the US.
Dan started his career in the wine business as a wholesale wine salesman representing superstar wine importers and winemakers. His lifelong passion for wine began when he was a teenager. He has spent most of his life at wine tastings and in wine shops, vineyards, and restaurants—eating and drinking like a pig!