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12  /  the tasting panel  /  march 2017 INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT Re-Upped P arasol Up at Wynn Las Vegas debuts a completely fresh design and bev- erage program after undergoing an extensive renovation in December 2016. The casino-level lounge, located directly up the escalators from the Lake of Dreams and adjacent to Parasol Down, has been fully redesigned to offer a much lighter, breezier feel. The exposed bar area offers spec- tacular views of the active casino floor, the blossom-filled atrium and the 40-foot waterfall that cascades down into the Lake of Dreams. The seasonally driven beverage program also features a variety of fresh garnishes, syrups and infusions all handcrafted in-house. Guests can enjoy the Boysenberry Delight made with boysenberry vodka—exclusive to Wynn Las Vegas—POM cherry juice and St-Germain Liqueur, gar- nished with a dehydrated rose and atomized tableside with a house made seasonal citrus oil. Other selections include the Jack Frost made with Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack, Clément Mahina Coconut liqueur and mint ver- bena syrup, garnished with chocolate mint and powdered sugar; Mojave Sunset, a combination of Bombay Sapphire Gin and Mojave grapefruit soda topped with marigold and mint; and the Up, Up, Up cocktail—a play- ful version of an espresso Martini garnished with star anise and a spritz of absinthe from a vintage atomizer diffuser. Adding On T he purchase of Cameron Hughes Wine has been announced by Pay Roney, President and CEO, Vintage Wine Estates. Cameron Hughes Wine is a wine négociant specializing in the acquisition, blending and marketing of fine wines with personalized service under its namesake label founded in 2001 by Cameron Hughes and Jessica Kogan. Both founders Cameron Hughes and Jessica Kogan will remain in lead- ership roles in the company, Cameron Hughes as Vintner and face of the brand and Jessica Kogan as the Chief Marketing Strategist and Innovation Officer. Vintage Wine Estates intends Cameron Hughes Wine to retain its autonomy with the company remaining based in San Francisco. Terlato Wines is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Terlato II as Illinois Regional Manager for its Premier Division. Terlato joins the company from Empire Merchants in New York, where he most recently managed a sales team of eight people servicing on-premise accounts in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Prior to his experience in New York he worked as a sales representa- tive and account manager for Southern Wine & Spirits in Chicago. In his new role, Terlato will be responsible for sales of Terlato Wines' Premier Division portfolio in the company's home market and manage a team of District Managers. He reports to Philip Tardy, Vice President of Sales for Terlato Wines' Central Division. Renowned California wine producer Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills Estates has appointed Master Sommelier Will Costello as Estate Brand Ambassador. Costello joins the winery with an impressive resumé in the world of fine wine, most notably his distinction as a Master Sommelier by the American Chapter of the Court of Master Sommeliers. Costello has competed in numerous wine- related competitions, including the Court of Master Sommelier's TOP|Somm, the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs "Young Somm Competition" and the Ruinart Champagne Challenge. He is an educator for New Zealand wines and teaches at the Society of Wine Educators National Conference. APPOINTMENTS PHOTO COURTESY OF WYNN LAS VEGAS

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