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108  /  the tasting panel  /  december 2016 108  /  the tasting panel  /  december 2016 Fred Dame: The waves are pounding the seashore today at the beautiful The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. I can see the legendary Mavericks surfing location in the distance! Todd, it can't be hard to come to work! Todd Brinkman: I would have to say that is a great truth. Mother Nature did some of her finest work here. It is my understanding that this Ritz-Carlton accounts for the largest food and bever- age revenue in the company. We are definitely in the top three. Our guests' thirst for great California wine has given us that opportunity. With the location of the property, I would assume that the majority of your clientele is corporate or conventions. I love Half Moon Bay, but it's not the metropolis where you expect to find a Ritz-Carlton. BEHIND THE SCENES WITH FRED DAME, MS A Conversation with Todd Brinkman Fred Dame, MS, VP/ Prestige Accounts for American Wine & Spirits (a division of Southern Glazer's of CA), with Todd Brinkman, Lead Sommelier at Ritz- Carlton Half Moon Bay, near San Francisco. LEAD SOMMELIER, THE RITZ-CARLTON HALF MOON BAY Fred Dame: The Ritz-Carlton Ritz-Carlton Half Half distance! Todd, it can't Brinkman: I would finest work here. MS, MS, Accounts American Wine division Glazer's distance! Todd Brinkman: finest MS, MS, VP/ VP/ Accounts Wine division Glazer's panel  / december 2016 expect to find a Ritz-Carlton you expect It is my understanding age revenue in the are definitely in definitely in definitely the that opportunity. With the location is corporate or conventions. expect to find a Ritz-Carlton Glazer's with Todd Brinkman, Lead at Moon Francisco. We are us that you expect Glazer's Todd Lead Ritz- Moon Bay, Francisco. photos by Orbie Pullen

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