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november 2009 / the tasting panel /  3 November 2009 / Volume 67 / No. 1 1 Selected Contributors Publisher/Executive Editor Meridith May 818-990-0350 Operations Manager Cecilia Loschin Associate Editor Rachel Burkons Marketing & Events Director Allison Levine Marketing & Editorial Coordinator Nicolette Teo Sales Account Manager Tiffany Gardner 408-879-6666 Contributors Jenny Adams, Lana Bortolot, Rob Brown, Michael Cervin, Elaine Chen-Fernandez, Zack Dickson, Edward Duarte, Camper English, Richard Carleton Hacker, Daedalus Howell, John Lancaster, Jimmey LeBlanc, Ryan Lely, Andrew McNees, Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, Marguerite Richards, Steven Spurrier, Stacey Taxin, Eric Tecosky (ET), Deborah Parker-Wong Your National Connection For Beverage Trends Established 1941 Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dias Blue Managing Editor David Gadd Senior Art Director James McManus East Coast Editor Lana Bortolot, Northern California Editor Deborah Parker Wong Texas Editor Anthony Head Rocky Mountain Editor Stacey Brugeman Photo Editor Cathy Twigg-Blumel Contributing Editors Tony Abou-Ganim, Becky Sue Epstein, Richard Carleton Hacker, Rudy Maxa, F. Paul Pacult, Merrill Shindler Jenny Adams is a contributing editor and freelancer full-time for a number of publications including Executive Traveler, Delta magazine and the Southern Beverage Jour- nals. Jenny is also the Edibles & Elixirs Editor of Portico and contributes a monthly bar column to the Miami Herald. Her fi rst book, Mixing New Orleans: Cocktails & Legends was published in July of 2007. For more information, visit www. Lana Bortolot is a New York City–based writer and photographer whose work has appeared in the Interna- tional Herald Tribune, amNewYork, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun, as well as in City Secrets and Rizzoli cultural travel guidebooks and elemente magazine. She writes frequently on culture, travel, lifestyle and preservation. Natalie Bovis-Nelsen (TheLiquid bridges the gap between the spirits industry and the everyday con- sumer. In addition to writing about cocktails, she provides mixology consultation to alcoholic and nonalcoholic bever- age companies. Natalie is the author of Preggatinis: Mixol- ogy for the Mom-To-Be, featuring 75+ nonalcoholic recipes. Her new book, The Bubbly Bride: Your Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Guide, hits stores in December. Rob Brown is a landscape and location photographer who specializes in capturing dramatic images of people and places. He has been very fortunate throughout his 30 years as a professional photographer to be able to photograph the subjects and moments that he is most passionate about. His uniquely similar passions for golf, travel and wine led him to create To view addi- tional photography, visit Michael Cervin has been writing about wine for over a decade from his Santa Barbara home, the ideal place to write about most anything. Notable publications include Decanter, Wine Enthusiast, Santa Barbara Magazine and Wine & Spirits. His weekly radio show, "Cervin It Straight" can be heard on AM-1290 in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties and on-line. Camper English is a freelance cocktails and spirits writer who contributes to publications including the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, Wine & Spirits and Imbibe. Find all of his writing at Richard Carleton Hacker is an internationally recog- nized authority on wines, spirits, cigars, and related luxury lifestyles, and is a contributing writer for magazines that include Robb Report, Playboy, Smoke and The Quarterly Re- view of Wines. He has authored eleven books, is a lifetime member of the Keeper of the Quaich and the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne and was knighted in Germany. Deborah Parker Wong reports on the wine and spirits industries with an emphasis on domestic trends. She judges several wine competitions each year, including the San Francisco International Wine Competition, and she was awarded the WSET's Diploma in Wine and Spirits in 2009. Marguerite Richards manages FranceGuide magazines for the France Tourism Development Agency, and she's furtively creeping these print rags online. Once she's done grumbling for the day about the French, you can fi nd her moonlighting as a freelance writer for food, wine and spirits. Eric Tecosky (ET) is the bar manager of Jones Hollywood and the owner of Dirty Sue premium olive juice (www. and The Seat Saver–The Better Coaster ( Published monthly by Tasting Panel LLC ISSN# 0895-3872 USPS 476-430 Chairman/CEO: Anthony Dias Blue President/COO: Meridith May Vice President: David Gadd Subscription Rate: $36 One Year; $60 Two Years Single Copy: $3.95 For all subscriptions, email: Periodicals Postage Paid at Van Nuys and at additional mailing offi ces Devoted to the interests and welfare of United States restaurant and retail store licensees, wholesalers, importers and manufacturers in the beverage industry. 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