The Tasting Panel magazine

May 2015

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80  /  the tasting panel  /  may 2015 A BLIND TASTING OF VIN VAULT, GALLO'S NEW PREMIUM BOX WINE, ALONGSIDE OTHER BOX WINE COMPETITORS REVEALS DEPTH OF QUALITY AND COMPLEXITY ALL AROUND by Jonathan Cristaldi / photos by Dustin Downing The big reveal moment to buyers at Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles (left side of table, front to back): Cal Dennison, Senior Director Winemaking, E&J Gallo; Spreti Valente, Domestic Buyer, Anne's Boutique Wine, Costa Mesa; Stephanie Gallo, VP of Marketing, E&J Gallo; Jeff Schroeder, owner, Wine Gallery of Corona del Mar; Gilian Jackman, Beverage Director, Local Peasant, Sherman Oaks; Grant Wheeler, Manager, Flask Fine Wine & Whisky, Sherman Oaks; (right side of table, back to front): Matthew Gonzalez, Wine Manager, Total Wine & More, Redondo Beach; William Templin, Wine Manager, Total Wine & More, Thousand Oaks; Raul Garcia, Wine Specialist, Bevmo!; Etty Lewensztain, owner, Plonk Wine Merchants, Beverly Hills; Perry Koon, California Wine Buyer, Wally's Wine & Spirits, Los Angeles; and Christie Brunick, Domestic Buyer, K&L Wine Merchants, Hollywood. Thinking Inside the Box

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