Rising Star Sommelier Daniel Beedle of Indian Accent - Biography

New York, NY

January 2017

Daniel Beedle began his career in hospitality at LeVelle Vineyard in Elmira, Oregon, where he found his true calling in wine through scraping fermentation tanks. Grape-stained and eager to learn, Beedle decamped for New York, where he met and hit it off  with Sommelier Morgan Harris at Th e Tangled Vine. The two began their studies through the Court of Master Sommeliers, and Beedle gained formative experience at a few of the city’s best known wine destinations. He served as a sommelier at The NoMad before taking over as wine director at Michelin-starred Betony and then Juni. During his tenure at Juni, Beedle was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s 2014 “40 Under 40: America’s Tastemakers” for championing off beat pours. He also earned the restaurant Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” for its wine program.

Today, Advanced Sommelier Beedle holds court as beverage director at Chef Manish Mehrotra’s Indian Accent, the North American iteration of San Pellegrino’s “9th Best Restaurant in Asia.” Taking on that role in 2015 marked Beedle’s first foray into Indian cuisine. To prepare for Mehrotra’s contemporary Indian dishes, Beedle studied the vast culinary history of India. His research and experience from previous roles manifested in a carefully curated list of wines and craft cocktails that celebrate Indian cuisine’s complex spice pantry. For his work in partnership with Mehrotra, Indian Accent received two stars from The New York Times in 2016.