The Tasting Panel magazine

June 2012

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Results of the 2012 Wine & Spirits Competition at WSWA Congratulations to the winners of this year's Wine and Spirits Competition at the WSWA Convention & Expo in Las Vegas! The event drew more than 260 spirits and 350 wine entries—many of them new-to-market products—giving these brands exposure to the most important beverage trade gathering in the nation. The Gold and Double Gold medal winners are listed below. We look forward to working with your brands throughout the coming year. Meridith May Publisher and Executive Editor 70 / the tasting panel / june 2012 The WSWA Spirits Competition Judges, left to right: Andrew Friedman, Owner, Liberty Bar, Seattle; Derek Brown, Owner/Bartender, The Passenger and Columbia Room, Washington D.C.; Charles Joly, Chief Mixologist, The Drawing Room, Chicago; Cornelius Geary, Partner, Firewater Partners, San Francisco; Geoff Kleinman, Editor,; Patricia Richards, Master Mixologist, Wynn | Encore; Jean Pierre St. Claire, Beverage Manager, Caesars Palace; Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru, New York City; Todd Thrasher, Owner, Restaurant Eve, Alexandria, VA. The WSWA Wine Competition Judges, left to right: Daniel Freedman, Beverage Manager, Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park; Chris Sawyer, Sommelier, Carneros Bistro and Wine Bar, Sonoma; Derek Rossmiller, Wine Director, Caesars Palace; Kimberly Drake, Assistant Beverage Manager, The Mina Group; Debbie Zachareas, Owner, Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant, San Francisco; Bretton Lammi, Resort Sommelier, The Cosmopolitan; Jeffrey Dorgan, Wine Director, Sullivan's Steakhouse; Kate Webber, Wine Director, Webber Restaurant Group, Boston; Tim McDonald, Wine Spoken Here. PHOTO: DANIELLE "DEED" DEBRUNO PHOTO: DANIELLE "DEED" DEBRUNO

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