The Tasting Panel magazine

May 2013

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INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT PHOTOS: BOB DICKEY Smart Idea V Surfing Winemakers and More! T he fourth annual Wine Waves & Beyond Central Coast Longboard Surf Classic will be held in Pismo Beach, CA from May 30 through June 2. This classic event evokes the vivid and timeless culture of surfing and the enchanting world of wine and local handcrafted beers. Proceeds are donated to the Association of Amputee Surfers (, an organization that promotes, educates and rehabilitates those with disabilities through adaptive surfing. ision Wine & Spirits, LLC has launched Wines for Dummies, a new line of wines named after the best-selling For Dummies reference book series. Each wine in the line is carefully sourced to relect its appellation, and the labels include phonetic spellings of the varietals, easy-tounderstand descriptions and simple food pairings—all meant to eliminate the intimidation factor and make wine enjoyable. SRP $9.99/750ml. Read This Surf Movie Night at the Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obispo Thursday, May 30, 6:30 p.m. ($10) Barrel-to-Barrel at The Cliffs Resort, Pismo Beach Friday, May 31, 5:00–8:00 p.m. ($45) Winemakers' Dinner at The Cliffs Resort, Pismo Beach Saturday, June 1, 6:30 p.m. ($75) Author Olivier Magny. Surf Contest on the Pismo Pier Sunday, June 2, 7 a.m.–3 p.m. Volkswagen Display Sunday, June 2, 11–5 p.m. "805 Classic": BBQ, & live music at on the beach in front of SeaVenture Sunday, June 2, 12–5 p.m. Major sponsors include American General Media's The Krush, New Times, KCOY, the City of Pismo Beach, The Cliffs Resort, SeaVenture Resort, Apple Farm Wine Country Inn, SLO Digital Designs, Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, Tolosa Press, Firestone Walker Brewing Co. and Chronic Cellars. 12 / the tasting panel / may 2013 I n his book Into Wine: An Invitation to Pleasure (Gourmand Horizons, $24.95) Olivier Magny, founder of France's top wine school and wine bar Ô Chateau, deines terroir as only a Frenchman can do: "Terroir is the possibility of authentic singularity." Speaking to culture as well as wine, Magny is a true defender of the sense of place. Available at

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