The Tasting Panel magazine

March 2018

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76  /  the tasting panel  /  march 2018 BEHIND THE SCENES WITH FRED DAME, MS Fred Dame: Compline Wine Bar and Restaurant–I like it, but what does it mean? Matt Stamp: It comes from the Latin word completorium, used to indicate the comple- tion of the work day. Great, Latin. You do realize it's a dead language? Have you been hanging out with Larry Stone and his Lingua Franca label? I did also find out that the word means the completion of prayers and services. Maybe you got it right after all! Stamp: Well, it also rhymes with Compton, sort of. Oh, straight out of Compline. I noticed that your location is in the center of Napa but a bit off the beaten path—but what a great courtyard with outdoor seating. Stamp: We love the location. It's a bit hidden and kind of a locals-only spot right now. But the season is upon us and the construction around us will soon be finished. Fred Dame (center), MS, VP/ Prestige Accounts for American Wine & Spirits (a division of Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits of CA), with Ryan Stetins (left) and Matt Stamp, MS (right). Stetins and Stamp are Co-Owners of Compline Wine Bar and Restaurant in Napa, CA. A Conversation With Ryan Stetins and Master Sommelier Matt Stamp CO-OWNERS, COMPLINE WINE BAR AND RESTAURANT, NAPA, CA photos by Alexander Rubin

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