The Tasting Panel magazine

January / February 2017

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january/february 2017  /  the tasting panel  /  47 Where I Am From You Can Be BOLD Without Being Loud Born and raised in the Santa Lucia Highlands Paraiso Vineyards wine has a strong sense of self. These boutique wines refl ect their deep roots in the region, handcrafted by three generations of the Smith Family who have farmed the land here since 1973. Never Forget Your Roots The slight hints of coriander in Free Form Belgian- Style Blonde Ale from Salt Lake City's Uinta Brewing pair seamlessly with the floral and fruity notes of the alpine-style Roth Grand Cru. The mild finish on the cheese does not overpower the nuanced yeast and hops of this sessionable gluten-free beer—made with millet and buckwheat—and the gentle herbal quality in both offerings play together nicely on the palate. PHOTO COURTESY OF ROTH CHEESE PHOTO COURTESY OF DEER CREEK CHEESE Free rm Belgian-Style Blonde Ale + Roth Grand Cru Selene Saison + Deer Creek Vat 17 Cheddar A worldly beer like a saison deserves a worldly companion; Deer Creek Vat 17 Cheddar is just that. Developed by Chris Gentine, Vat 17 began as a quest to combine the best qualities of cheddars from around the world into one robust cheddar with deep, nutty flavors. This dry, earthy cheese creates a wonderful backdrop for the medium-bodied Selene Saison by Pennsylvania's Victory Brewing Company, which features leather and roasted malt notes with hints of coffee.

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