Bio: Daniel Hickey grew up in Kettering, Ohio, and began studying theater arts at Eastern Michigan University in 1987. Once graduated, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he stayed until 1996. Then, offered an acting contract by a respected touring children’s theater company in Cincinnati, Ohio, he toured America for four years and finally returned to Chicago in 2001 to pursue further acting interests. Since, he has gone on to acquire certificates in wine mastery and massage therapy, and to write a book, "American Maitre d'", published in 2015. All texts published to this blog are reports written for the Chicago restaurants where he teaches the nuances of wine, beer, and spirits. Thanks for reading. And cheers 🍻! Care to follow? "Like" Daniel Hickey on Facebook, or Follow @DanielHickey69 on Twitter.