The Tasting Panel magazine

October 2014

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october 2014  /  the tasting panel  /  101 Philippa Fryman, Executive Director of Beverage, Venetian|Palazzo, contemplates a Wente Family Estates wine from the luncheon at Spago in Las Vegas. WENTE FAMILY ESTATES BRINGS THEIR SOMMELIER LUNCHEON SERIES TO SPAGO LAS VEGAS by Emily Coleman / photos by Mona Payne Shield "H istory and California wine are not things we typically associate with each other, but it is important to pass on to the consumer and to students. There are great bones to the California wine industry," began our host Traci Dutton, Wine Director of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Greystone. With that notion embedded as the theme of the lun- cheon, we started on our journey to pair the nine wines that Fifth Generation Winemaker Karl Wente presented from Wente Family Estates with the cuisine of Chefs Eric Klein and Wolfgang Puck at Spago Las Vegas at Caesars Palace. Vin City

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