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December 2011

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SELECTED CONTRIBUTORS ELIZABETH KATE is a freelance writer specializing in wine. A French wine scholar, Italian wine specialist and a Master of Service certified by the Italian Sommelier As- sociation, Elizabeth completed her WSET Advanced Certificate with Distinction. She is the wine consultant to KSFO Radio's "Edible Escapes" in San Francisco and is currently in the WSET Level 4 Diploma program. RICH MANNING has been writing about the art and business of food, drink, travel and lifestyle pursuits since 2004. While his profes- sion has enabled him to humbly enjoy some remarkably exquisite epicurean adventures, he will always find great joy in the simple pleasures that a perfectly cooked hamburger and a dark, creamy stout routinely bring. Rich currently lives in Orange County, CA with his wife and two dogs. CORRECTIONS In our November story on THE TASTING PANEL's annual tour, we misspelled the name of LUXE Spirits founder and President John C. Shelby, who presented his Double Gold–winning Cabresto Silver Tequila. Also in our November issue, we wrote that Arthur Meola, Vice President of Beverage, Corporate Director of The Grills, had been with the company for 28 years. He has been at the company for 15 years. editor in chief Anthony Dias Blue publisher / executive editor Meridith May 818-990-0350 managing editor David Gadd associate editor Rachel Burkons senior art director James McManus new york editor Lana Bortolot northern california editor Deborah Parker Wong texas editor Anthony Head southeast editor Fred Minnick John C. Shelby. In our October issue, the photo story on New Zealand's Marlborough region was written and photographed by Allison Levine. Allison's tour continues in Waipara on page 94 of this issue. In our October issue, Amarone producer Zenato was misspelled. Use one of the free apps available on your cell phone to scan this QR code, and directly visit THE TASTING PANEL's Facebook Page! Be sure to click the "like" button while you're there, to keep in touch with even more fabulous industry content! FOLLOW US! THE TASTING PANEL makes frequent updates to its Twitter and Facebook pages. Follow us to keep up with our lastest news and get the inside scoop on our stories as they are being written and photographed. Published monthly with combined January and February issues ISSN# 2153-0122 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 offices Devoted to the interests and welfare of United States restaurant and retail store licensees, wholesalers, importers and manufacturers in the beverage industry. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Tasting Panel Magazine 17203 Ventura Blvd., Suite 5 Encino, CA 91316, 818-990-0350 ©2011 The Tasting Panel magazine. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission is prohibited. editor at large E. C. Gladstone london correspondent Steven Spurrier contributing editors Tony Abou-Ganim, Bridget Albert, Ian Buxton, Becky Sue Epstein, Richard Carleton Hacker, Rudy Maxa, Robert Plotkin, Merrill Shindler, Ben Weinberg vp, finance Cecilia Loschin marketing + events director Nicolette Teo advertising director Sara Deckers production manager Justine Gvirtzman contributors Phil Adler, Andrew Brown, Rob Brown, Leigh Castelli, Michael Cervin, Jenn Cress, John Curley, Danielle "Deed" DeBruno, Blake Donaldson, Camper English, Jenn Farrington, Elyse Glickman, Tracy Ellen Kamens, Elizabeth Kate, Geoffrey Kleinman, Rich Manning, Kelly A. Magyarics, Kevin Mohoney, Rod Morata, Greg Powers, David Ransom, Laura Sanchez, Maria Schriber, Tori Soper, Emily Steers, Tim Teichgraeber, Kirk Weddle december 201 1 / the tasting panel / 3

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