Welcome to Episode 1677 on Italian Wine Podcast, Masterclass US Wine Market With Juliana Colangelo. Today, she will be interviewing Danny Brager.
More about today’s guests
Danny Brager has a wealth of experience in the Beverage Alcohol industry, analyzing trends over many years. He formerly headed the Nielsen’s Beverage Alcohol Practice Area in the U.S. for over 20 years, leading teams that supported relationships with Nielsen’s clients as well as key industry groups and the media. In his current consulting role, Danny provides data-driven analysis to beverage alcohol companies seeking to translate information into authoritative, fact-based insights in support of their corporate and brand goals. Each year, he presents at a large number of industry and individual company events and is a frequent thought leader contributor to the media/press. His informed opinions are highly respected by beverage alcohol producers, importers, distributors, retailers, and financiers.
Danny is also a Special Advisor to the Wine Market Council and is Managing Director of Category & Consumer Insights at Azur Associates, founded to bring comprehensive advisory & consulting services – including strategic advisory, mergers & acquisitions, and route-to-market solutions – to wine and spirits companies. Danny was born in Calgary, Alberta, and moved to Toronto where he graduated from the Schulich School of Business at York University with an Honors Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. He relocated to Mission Viejo, California in 1993 where he now resides.
More about Juliana Colangelo:
Juliana Colangelo is a Vice President at Colangelo & Partners, the leading wine and spirits communications agency in the U.S. Juliana joined Colangelo & Partners in 2013 with previous experience in events, hospitality, and nonprofit development. During her tenure at C&P, Juliana has led the development of the California office, growing the agency’s domestic presence to a dedicated office of 13 people with representation of leading wine companies such as Jackson Family Wines, Far Niente, Charles Krug Winery, Foley Family Wines and more. Juliana has completed her WSET Level 3 and her eMBA in Wine Business with Sonoma State University, allowing her to bring a strategic and sales-oriented approach to communications strategy for the agency. In 2021, Juliana was named one of PR News’ Top Women in PR in the “Rising Stars” category. In 2022 Juliana became a Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador.
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