Leadership team

William Davis Director of Education

William Davis is Wilson Daniels’ Director of Education. Working in the Texas and Colorado hospitality markets since the age of 15, William has racked up an impressive array of accolades and certifications over two decades in the industry. In addition to Advanced Sommelier with The Court of Master Sommeliers (on his first try!), Certified Wine Educator (CWE), Advanced Certification with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust and certification in wine and spirits serving, William is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and an Ambassador for l’Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux, a Bordeaux wine school acredited by the Bordeaux Wine Council. He also earned the distinction of two-time regional champion in the Central (2012) and Central-Great Lakes (2013) Top SOMM competition and served as co-host for several years on WineGuysRadio before starting up TerroirRadio to provide mentorship for industry newcomers and veterans alike.

Davis is no stranger to talking about wine in front of a crowd—he’s led seminars and talks at Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta, Taste of Vail, the Denver International Wine Festival, the James Beard Foundation’s Cruise Series, and the Park City Food and Wine Classic. As Director of Education—a new role created to facilitate interdepartmental operations and discover new methods for delivery knowledge—William will distribute his expertise more evenly across the board with his signature outgoing demeanor and willingness to lend a hand wherever it’s needed. In the meantime, William is currently pursuing two of the most prestigious degrees in the industry: the Master Sommelier (CMS) and Master of Wine (WSET).

Originally from Texas and raised in London, England, William is a graduate of University of Texas and Arlington University respectively, where he majored in Economics and participated in soccer. He lives in Denver, Colorado, where he enjoys kicking a round ball around with old people like himself, and watching Arsenal and the Colorado Rapids win every game they can.