Growing up, wine was always a part of meal time for Dan Huerta’s family. His career with Brookshire Brothers started in 1998 as Director of Corporate Systems. While in information technologies for Brookshire Brothers, Dan was given the opportunity to serve as a member of the company’s wine tasting committee; this experience paved the way to his current position as Director of Specialty Beverages.
Areas of Expertise
Dan’s approach to the wine experience is methodical. He examines every aspect, including color, clarity and smell before tasting a wine. Dan’s passion for wine is in the details and he continues to learn through travel and research.
Training & Certifications
FAA Commercial Pilot, Airplane Single and Multiengine Land; Instrument Airplane International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
Education & Recognition
Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Stephen F Austin State University
The ability to pronounce French wines properly.
Domestic and international travel, golf, classical music and performance arts.
Dan is active in the community and currently serves on the Lufkin Tourism and Convention Board.
What's the best advice you can give someone about trying new wines?
Here’s what I really enjoy about wine: if someone likes a particular style, there are a huge array of choices they can make within that single style. A single wine preference (like cabernet or chardonnay) really allows someone to experiment within the category. Don’t be afraid to try something new because no two wines are the same.