Daniel Thomases reviewed for The Wine Advocate for three years starting in 2003 with a focus entirely on Italian wines. Born in Stratford, CT, he was educated at Deerfield Academy, in Deerfield, MA and at Harvard University. He has been a resident of Florence, Italy since 1971, having chosen the city for its facilities in support of his further research for a doctoral dissertation in history.
His wine writing career began in 1986 when he met Luigi Veronelli, Italy's l eading food and wine critic. This led to his first articles on wine (for "L'Etichetta" and other Italian magazines). From 1990-1997 he contributed to The Wine Spectator and from 1999-2001 to Steve Tanzer's "International Wine Cellar".
He authored the Italian entries for the first and second editions of The Oxford Companion to Wine (edited by Jancis Robinson). He also did research and consultation for the 5th edition of the World Atlas of Wine (Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson).
For the past ten years he has been co-editor of the annual edition of I Vini di Veronelli, Italy's leading guide to wine. For the past several years he has also contributed to the annual revision of the Italian section of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Guide.
He is an occasional contributor to various European wine magazines: Vinum (Switzerland), Wine and Decanter (U.K.), Bibendum and Grand Gourmet (Italy).