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PHOTO: ROB BROWN contents | August 2013 Vol. 71 No. 8 COVER STORY 74 GOOD AS MONEY TWENTY GRAND Forges a New Category UP FRONT 5 LUSCIOUS LIQUIDS Precept Wine Finds Sweet Success amid Traditional Winemaking SPECIAL INSERT Gin, Agave And Other Boutique Spirits 120 DEPARTMENTS 10 14 16 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 37 38 42 46 48 49 50 Industry Spotlight BevForce Movers & Shakers Brief Encounters Steven Spurrier's Letter from London American Whiskey San Fran Insider New York City Sips Bar Tools Behind the Scenes with Fred Dame Chefs: One-on-One Voice of Five Generations Brand Spotlight: Double Cross Vodka Scotch Report TPM Interview: Isabel Guilisasti of Concha y Toro Cross-Country: Riesling on Tour Spirits Programs: French Laundry In the Biz: Angelica Sbai of The Palm Hot Property: Lars Stokkebye of The Monterey Plaza Hotel 51 52 56 63 67 68 70 73 78 82 87 92 94 104 105 106 112 114 120 128 130 Virginia: The Governor's Cup Case Consulting: Kent Rosenblum at Renwood Winery Gadd's Sixpack Launch Pad: Deep Eddy Vodka Partnership Marketing On the Aer with Vinturi An Ambassador's Craft Alternative Beverages: Strongbow Cider Blue Reviews Publisher's Picks Hospitality Trends Restaurants That Matter Profile: Mr. Sonoma The Wandering Sommelier A Lone Star Life Marketplace What We're Drinking Luxury: Hotel Pierre Intro-Vinous: Penfolds' Peter Gago Wines from Israel Taking Inventory FEATURES 53 57 60 84 90 110 108 118 THE SWEET SIDE OF MAUI The Secret of SAMMY'S BEACH BAR RUM CLARITY IN A BOTTLE KRÜ VODKA Makes a Splash with Glass THE HAND BEHIND THE BRAND Winemaker Tex Sawyer Insures Consistency of Quality at SCHARFFENBERGER CELLARS THE LIVING WATER BADOIT Brings the Culinary Focus Back to Basics BAIOCCHI VINEYARDS Taking El Dorado Winegrowing to New Heights 10SPAN A Central Coast Wine Brand Takes Wing SAN FRANCISCO SPIRIT A Day in the Life of Young's Market Company Craft Spirit Specialist Sean Bucalo THE TEA THAT'S "ON THE LIST" TATRATEA Continues to Work the Scene On-Premise 8  /  the tasting panel  /  august 2013 TP0813_001-33.indd 8 7/25/13 3:50 PM

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