Commander’s Palace Wine Guy now serves up SIPS for SCHOLARSHIPS

NEW ORLEANS - At Commander's Palace, Dan Davis is in command.

He knows every one of the 32,000 bottles of wine in the wine room, a chilly location in the middle of the world famous restaurant in New Orleans.

Since Dan Davis knows the front and back of every bottle, there's a question somebody has to ask.

WGNO News with a Twist features guy Wild Bill Wood has it.

"Are you the sommelier here at Commander's Palace," asks Wild Bill with a look of confidence.

Dan Davis says, "I don't even know how to spell that. I am the wine guy."

"You're Dan Davis the wine guy?" Wild Bill asks another question.

"That's what it says on my business card!" Dan says.

And the time for Dan Davis to create his own wine is, well, right now.

Dan just did it.

His wine is called Musique de la Vigne.  That means music of the vine.

Dan's wine is made in France.  And it's served at Commander's Palace.  You can also buy it by the bottle at Rouses Markets.

And with every glass served, with every bottle enjoyed, part of money goes to help somebody go to school.

Sips for scholarships, you could call this refreshing venture that partners vino and education.

Dan's organization to make this happen is called The New Orleans Wine and Spirits Education Foundation.  That's NOWSEF.

NOWSEF helps middle schoolers with music.  And it helps grown ups in the restaurant business go back to school to learn more about the wine and spirits business.