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January 2013

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contents | January 2013 Vol. 71 No. 1 COVER STORY 70 THE YEAR OF THE ARTISAN BRAND Tatratea Is Steeped in Versatility UP FRONT 5 IT'S GIN-UARY ALL YEAR LONG FOR ARTISANAL Farmer's Gin FEATURES 76 PHOTO: DANIEL KRIEGER 82 88 94 DEPARTMENTS 12 Industry Spotlight 66 Events: Garagiste Festival 14 BevForce Movers & Shakers 67 Nose-ables 16 Brief Encounters 74 Restaurants That Matter 22 Steven Spurrier's Letter from London 82 Brand Spotlight: Cedilla 24 American Whiskey 84 Marketing: The Glenlivet Guardians 26 Scotch Report 85 IWSC U.S. Producer Awards 28 New York City Sips 86 A Lone Star Life 30 San Fran Insider 90 Bartender in the Spotlight 36 Who's Who: Matthew Salinas of Sunset Marquis 104 Legends of Napa Valley 38 On Premise Patter: John Dal Canton of Craft 111 Brand Spotlight: ONE Vodka 42 The Wandering Somm 112 Education & Entertainment: Henriot 46 Small Production: Two Shepherds 116 Marketplace 48 Industry Association: WSWA 119 What's New: ABSOLUT Hibiskus 50 Meet the Cellar Master 52 Varietals: Gamay Noir 120 A Conversation with Fred Dame 57 Inside Britain's Gins 138 Vegas 59 USBG San Diego Blue Reviews 64 Publisher's Picks 148 Tasting Panel 2012 Double Gold Tour CHAIN REACTION WILD SHOT MEZCAL is a Big Winner for Tumbleweed Tex Mex GIN IS BACK IN Sexy New Offerings Expand This Sophisticated Category 142 Cellar Focus: Vintage Bubblies 60 RUM RESURGENT! The Sugarcane Spirit is Closing the Gap on Vodka 108 D.C. Mixology 150 Taking Inventory 8 / the tasting panel / january 2013 100 113 122 126 136 144 C'EST LA WEIN Alsace is Decidedly French, with a German Twist GRAZE ANATOMY Hearst Ranch Grass Fed Beef and Hearst Ranch Winery Are Successful Operations CELEBRATING SOMM THE TASTING PANEL Raises A (Cocktail) Glass to Salute the Somm and the Mixologist! UNIFICATION PROCESS We Recruited Top Wine Buyers to Join the Rhône-Union for our Blind Speed Tasting THE ROOTSTOCKS OF SUSTAINABILITY Chile Takes the Lead THE INDUSTRY PULLS TOGETHER Lifting Spirits and Giving Relief after Hurricane Sandy

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