Daniel Thomases died in a Florentine clinic. Born in Connecticut, he earned a degree in Literature from Harvard University and then he moved to Florence. Here he become was one of the founders of wine critique in Italy, contributing to the international knowledge of italian wines and culture.
During his career Thomases has collaborated with the most important international magazines, including Wine Spectator, International Wine Cellar and The Wine Advocate. He was also curator of the italian wines chapter of the Pocket Wine Book and correspondant from Italy for the Oxford Companion to Wine.