Delegate Profile

Danny Ronen

Job TitlePrincipal Partner & Global VP of Projects, Unlimited Liabilities Partner, Academia Austin


Danny Ronen has a great nose, using it to sniff out what’s new and exciting in the world of international wine, spirits, food, & travel. In 2001, Ronen formed DC Spirits, a food, wine, & spirits educational organization with a focus on small producers and sustainability – he is continuously grateful to the people and experiences which lead him down this delightful and irreverent path.


As Director of Education for Kathy Casey's Liquid Kitchen, Ronen was constantly involved in an array of delicious creativity, including food and beverage creation, restaurant/hospitality concept consulting, innovation and development. Under Ronen’s tutelage, properties such as the Fairmont and Raffles Hotels (now Accor Hotel Group) both nationally and internationally have honed their beverage programs to include workplace efficiencies, from better designed bars to recycling, composting and energy use, all of which produce both increase quality and speed of service, cost savings and better practices for the environment.


Ronen’s work and travels with Unlimited Liabilities partner Russell Davis connects chefs, bartenders, importers, producers and distributors with one another, sparking innovation, inspiration and an increase in long-term quality and sustainable practices. His writing, recipes and interviews can be found in Vanity Fair, SF Chronicle, The NY Times, Tasting Panel Magazine, Neat Pour and beyond. He does presentations and runs trainings and classes for hundreds of people on such diverse topics as denomination of origin, production and global impact within spirit categories and works on a bevy of product development and brand strategy across the globe. Ronen and his UL team can be found experimenting and creating new flavors in your neighborhood, or at his bar Academia in Austin. Please keep him away from butane torches, hand blenders, and caffeine.

Conference Sessions

  • Re-Inventing a Category – Genever Basics

    June 12, 2019, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM, WSET Tasting Room – Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse

    To simply say that Genever is the progenitor of gin is a disservice to both categories. Join Danny Ronen for this insightful session delving into the wonderful ...

    • Language: English

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