The Tasting Panel magazine

July 2013

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Selected Contributors Miami-based photographer Tom Clark provides high-end professional photography to a wide range of clients. Tom's shooting style and technique, built on over ten years of experience, have been applied to commercial advertising, fashion, portrait, lifestyle, architectural, interior, product, and landscape photography. His clients include Microsoft, Nike, Sony, Puma, Toyota, Buick, Labatt Blue and Thomson Cruise Lines among many others. Based in Washington, D.C., just a few minutes from the White House, Mark Finkenstaedt has more than 25 years of professional experience, ranging from editorial features for leading publications to executive portraiture and product branding. His clients have included The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, the Sierra Club and many, many others. Adam Lerner is a commercial photographer specializing in portrait and fashion photography.  As a fourth generation New Yorker, Adam draws from the energy and diversity of New York City. For this issue of THE TASTING PANEL, Adam captures the spirit of Ron Cooper, founder of Del Maguey Mezcal.  C M Y CM MY CY CMY K Introducing Alex Weil A native of Los Angeles, Alex Weil spent more than a decade working in the city's finest restaurants and wine shops. After graduating from the University of Southern California, Alex went to work for renowned Wally's Wine and Spirits, eventually holding the position of Assistant Director of Wine Importing and Wine Futures. In 2007 Alex left Wally's to become a sommelier. Hired to work at Chef Nancy Silverton's Osteria Mozza and its sibling Pizzeria Mozza, he quickly became the Wine Director, earning the "Outstanding Wine Service" award from Angeleno magazine. In the fall of 2009, Alex joined the opening team of Thomas Keller's Bouchon in Beverly Hills, where he served as Head Sommelier from 2009 until April of 2013. Alex is excited to be part of the THE TASTING PANEL and looks forward to using his beverage expertise to bring interest and attention to trends and issues in the beverage industry. july 2013  /  the tasting panel  /  9 TP0713_001-33.indd 9 6/24/13 5:33 PM

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