The Tasting Panel magazine

November 2013

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DEPARTMENTS 4 Letter from the Editor 10 Industry Spotlight 14 BevForce Movers & Shakers 16 Brief Encounters 24 American Whiskey 26 Scotch Report 28 Steven Spurrier's Letter from London 30 San Fran Insider 32 A Conversation with Fred Dame 34 D.C. Round-Up 36 BevForce Hot Shot 38 Words from the Cellar 40 A Lone Star Life 42 The Wandering Sommelier 44 Recognitions: Industry Tournament 46 Launch Pad: Jägermeister Spiced 50 Noseables: Duncan Taylor Scotch 52 Garnishes: Lounge Attire 58 Gadd's Sixpack 60 Blue Reviews 64 Publisher's Picks 74 Brand Spotlight: St. Elder 77 Blind Tasting 78 Italy: Pio Cesare 80 Restaurants That Matter 82 Mixology: Philip Ward 84 Marketplace 86 Distiller Profile: Spencerfield Spirits 90 Savour Australia PURE EXPRESSION Few wine regions can claim pure expression — Alsace is an exception. Alsace is a complete mosaic of terroirs, each yielding their own expression of noble grapes such as Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Every swirl of the glass releases aromatic layers of floral or mineral character, and every sip reveals fresh and vibrant fruit. That's the pure expression of Alsace. 102 VIPs of Rum 109 An Ambassador's Craft 112 Chef 's One-on-One 114 Women in Wine 118 San Francisco Competitions Double Gold Tour Paris FRANCE 122 On-Premise Patter 132 Holiday Buying Show 2013 133 New York Wine & Spirits Competition Results PHOTO: NIKKI RITCHER 134 Who's Who: Kansas City 144 Cellar Notes: Willamette Valley 146 Bottling Dixie: Southern Wine 149 Distillery Update: Jameson's New Home 150 Taking Inventory november 2013  / the tasting panel  /  9 TP1113_001-33.indd 9 10/24/13 8:46 AM

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