The Tasting Panel magazine

January 2014

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INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT Brothers at the Red Barn B rothers Matt and Jeff Nichols, chefs and longtime Santa Barbara County, CA restaurateurs, finally have a permanent home to hang their toques. Brothers at the Red Barn opened their doors in November, after a year of painstaking remodeling and restoration of a beloved Santa Ynez location. This will be the third and permanent home of Brothers in Santa Barbara County, after the first Brothers Restaurant (1996–2000) in Solvang, followed by Brothers at Mattei's Tavern in Los Olivos (2002–2012). PHOTO: TENLEY FOHL Brothers Matt and Jeff Nichols. Adult Milkshakes Are Here R elive your childhood . . . with an edge. New booklet Adult Milkshakes by Stephen M. Ringler offers 32 creative, original milkshake recipes featuring 19 premium liqueurs. To order go to www. Constellation Brands Renews Distributor Agreements with Republic National Distributing Company .3125 No Live Matter in this area! Constellation Brands, Inc. has announced the signing of new five-year distribution agreements with Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), granting exclusive rights to sell Constellation's portfolio of wines and spirits in specific markets in the U.S. The new agreements extend a 2009 collaboration and take effect in March, 2015. RNDC will continue to have exclusive distribution rights in nine markets: Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and the District of Columbia. New Corporate Programs from Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas T he Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas (CMS-A) has announced the launch of two new corporate programs that will provide companies with group rates and access to its Introductory Sommelier Course and Examination at a significant savings. The intensive two-day seminar led by Master Sommeliers is aimed at providing employees in the restaurant and hospitality industry with the confidence and skill to recommend, buy and serve wine, beer and spirits from around the world. Companies can either purchase a block of seats in a course scheduled by the Court or can choose to host their own private course. New York's acclaimed Del Posto restaurant, Las Vegas's Aria Resort, Darden Restaurant Group, Princess Cruises, Whole Foods Market and several national distributors are just a few of the companies that have already trained employees through the Court's corporate programs. For more details on the programs and pricing, contact Executive Director Kathleen Lewis at 707-255-5056. 10  /  the tasting panel  /  january 2014 TP0114_001-33.indd 10 12/19/13 9:23 PM

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