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APRIL/MAY 2016 VOL. 3 NO. 2 THE SOMM JOURNAL 14 10 { THE SOMM JOURNAL } APRIL/MAY 2016 FEATURES 44 THE SOMMELIER AS WINEMAKER At Raymond Vineyards, Sommeliers Compete to Create This Year's "Sommelier Selection" Blend 52 THINKING BOLDLY, TREADING LIGHTLY How New Zealand's Peter Yealands Winery Is a Champion of Sustainability 72 DON'T CALL IT CHAMPAGNE We Taste a Wide Range of Sparkling Wines from around the World 84 A QUIET REVOLUTION IN BRITISH COLUMBIA Where Innovative Vintners Are Crafting Canada's Wine Future 102 WHAT DOESN'T QUENCH YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER Meet the Wine Cowboys of Paso Robles DEPARTMENTS 4 Letter from the Publisher 9 Editor's Notebook 12 Notebook 14 Appellations: Alexander Valley 16 Women of the Vine: Margo Van Staaveren 18 Technology: BinWise with Brahm Callahan, MS 19 Italy: Kettmeir in Alto Adige 20 One Woman's View: Domestic Cabernet Franc 22 Planet Grape: Cahors 24 Discoveries: La Voix 26 Italy: Amarone Antiprima 27 Chile: Carmen Gran Reserva 28 #indiesomm 30 Letter from London 32 Bottom Line 34 A Lifetime of Service: Renzo Rapacioli 36 Real Somm Stories: Kevin Bartley 38 Wine Lists: Rebekah Turpin at Culina 42 Pacific Northwest: Reveal Walla Walla 43 F&B: Michael Ploetz at The Peninsula Beverly Hills 48 New Zealand: Echo Bay 50 Education: Napa Valley Wine Academy 60 Quaff Report: Vinho Verde 64 Denver Hospitality: Ryan Fletter 65 Somm's List 66 What's New with Kim Beto 78 Date with a Somm: Liz Mendez 88 Wine Heritage: Morocco's Metamorphosis 90 Tuscany: Castello di Verrazzano 93 Roads Less Travelled: Somms off the Floor 98 Fine Spirits: Pasote Tequila 100 Fine Spirits: New Irish Pot Still Whiskeys 101 Bordeaux: Château Cos d'Estournel 106 Closing Time: Guillem Kerambrun COVER STORY 56 THE JUDGMENT OF PARIS FORTY YEARS LATER Revisiting the Event That Changed Wine Forever FIRST PRESS 5 PRESERVE AND PROTECT The Gil Family Estates Portfolio Offers Validity and Value from Spain PHOTO COURTESY OF JORDAN VINEYARD & WINERY

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