The Tasting Panel magazine

May 2016

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1 10  /  the tasting panel  /may 2016 SPEED TASTING REPORT #Shaken &Stirred SAN FRANCISCO'S BRIGHTEST PALATES TASTE THROUGH MIXOLOGISTS' CREATIONS AT OUR #TrendingIn2016 SPEED TASTING AT BLUESTEM BRASSERIE by Emily Coleman / photos by Hardy Wilson Our San Francisco panel (left to right): Eric Adkins, Bar Manager, The Slanted Door; Kim Rosselle, Bar Manager, Trick Dog; Pirate, Bartender, Longitude (Oakland); Chris Lukens, Lead Bartender, DOSA on Fillmore; Adam Jed, owner and Beverage Director, Bluestem Brasserie; Jason Alonzo, General Manager and Head of Front of House, 'a¯ina; Meridith May, Publisher and Editorial Director, The Tasting Panel; Gabor Rill, Beverage Manager, The Turn Café; Jerry Cooper, owner and Spirits & Wine Buyer, Swirl on Castro; Justyn Myers, Bartender, The Interval at Long Now; and Brian Means, Bar Manager, Dirty Habit. if Mark Twain wanted warmer temperatures in the Bay Area, he should have ventured to Bluestem Brasserie—located in the South of Market neighborhood—where in late March, mixologists brought the heat on a rainy afternoon with show-stopping cocktails. Keeping the panel on their toes, this #TrendingIn2016 Speed Tasting included everything from whiskey from Japan to a red blend from a Los Angeles winery. With refreshing libations like these tasty sippers, it looks like S.F. is in for one hot summer.

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