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April 2010

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Loved Chardonnay C O M E S T H E B E S T W I N E Renowned wine critic Robert Parker awarded Kendall-Jackson ” Enjoy the most popular Chardonnay in America, and try our other delicious wines as well. IRI 52 wpe 12-27-09, ©2010 Kendall-Jackson Winery, Santa Rosa, CA Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay a rating of 90,* saying it “seems to get better with each vintage. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK The Largest Bottle of Vodka Ever Produced At the Santa Barbara Film Festival, Sandra Bullock autographs a 200-liter bottle of Chopin vodka. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frédéric Chopin’s birth, Chopin Vodka unveiled a hand-blown, seven-foot tall, 200-liter glass bottle on the red carpet at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. This is the largest bottle of vodka ever produced and is an exact replica of Chopin’s signature bottle. Inspired by the brand’s composer namesake, Chopin Vodka will auction the bottle later this year to benefi t the GRAMMY Foundation and its important work in music preservation and archiving, guaranteeing a minimum donation of $50,000. On Board in Monterey KENDALL-JACKSON – “Most Loved” – Half Spd – 17 x 5-1/2 tr Filename: 09988_KJ_ML_PTP_A & Wines, President; Sabrine Rodems, Wrath Wines, Vice President; Paul Johnson, Lockwood Vineyard, Secretary; Michael Marcus, Member At Large, Treasurer; Cheryl Indelicato, Delicato/San Bernabe, Past President; Jason Smith, Winegrape Grower Committee Delegate; Scott Scheid, Scheid Vineyards; Cindy Paup, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines; Scott Kelley, Estancia; Erik Martella, Constellation Wines US; Anthony Pessagno, Pessagno Winery; Andy Mitchell, Hahn Estates; Ken Shyvers, Diageo; and Matthew Shea, Bernandus Winery. “We’ve embarked on a year-long branding initiative to develop our defi ning positioning statement—in other words, what makes Monterey County truly unique,” said Rhonda Motil, Executive Director of the MCVGA. The county’s winegrape values exceeded $238 million, a 49% value increase over the course of fi ve years, according to Monterey’s most recent crop report. Founded in 1974, the Association is a non-profi t organization representing over 75 vintners and growers. T he Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association (MCVGA) has a new 2010 Board roster. James Pickworth, Jackson Family Vineyards Ad Size: B: 17-1/4 x 5-3/4; T: 17 x 5-1/2; L: 16-1/ Final Version: 3/1/ april 2010 / the tasting panel / 1

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