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September 2013

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PHOTO: ROB BROWN contents | September 2013 Vol. 71 No. 9 COVER STORY 54 IN THE SPIRIT OF INNOVATION TRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATES Expands Its Horizons UP FRONT 5 DRINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX The Art of Saké Infusion Meets Green Tea in SAKTEA FEATURES 70 83 110 DEPARTMENTS 12 16 22 24 26 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 50 52 58 60 Industry Spotlight Brief Encounters Steven Spurrier's Letter from London American Whiskey San Fran Insider Scotch Report A Conversation with Fred Dame A Wandering Sommelier Who's Who Chefs: One-on-One Wine News Cider Report Education: SWS "O" Bar A Lone Star Life Movers & Shakers Cocktail Time: Reyka Vodka D.C. Round-Up Event Recap: Badoit in the Hamptons 63 64 66 68 72 74 78 80 91 101 104 109 110 118 136 138 Blind Tasting: Riesling Launch Pad: Tanduay Rum Restaurants That Matter Intro-Vinous: Bob Sessions of Hanzell Vineyards Snapshot On-Premise: Sirena Blue Reviews Publisher's Picks What's New: Black Mask Rum An Ambassador's Craft Burgers & Beaujolais Part Deux Appellations: Willamette Valley Voice of Five Generations Tales of the Cocktail Review Industry Tournament Winemaker Profile: Rob Lawson Saké Marketing Report 86 88 94 98 106 120 128 149 A FIVE STAR DIAMOND IS FOREVER DON Q GRAN AÑEJO RUM is Awarded a High Honor ROCKING RIESLING ON PUGET SOUND Riesling Rendezvous Brings This Global Varietal to Seattle SEEING THE SIGNS WATERBROOK Helped Put Walla Walla on the Map CHRISTIAN MOUEIX: THE CURATOR OF GREAT WINE THE UNEXPECTED DONNY SEBASTIANI Chooses Bell Ringer Appellations for his "Hero" Wines THE BEAUTIFUL SEASON FOR A GAMAY REVOLUTION New Varietal Gamay JOLIE SAISON Puts a New Spin on Beaujolais's Signature Grape BY DESIGN The Wines of TRUETT HURST Are Bold in Their Innovation ACQUAINTED BY AGAVE Meet the People behind Today's Tequila and Mezcal Brands WHISKEY & WHISKY: SO VITAL THEY NAMED IT TWICE THE TASTING PANEL and YOUNG'S MARKET Explore the Best of Both Worlds RESULTS OF THE 2013 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 8  /  the tasting panel  /  september 2013 TP0913_001-33.indd 8 8/23/13 1:56 PM

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