The Tasting Panel magazine

April 2010

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An Exceptional Evening T he drag queens came out in force at West Hollywood’s Eleven nightclub to celebrate the season-two premiere of reality TV show Rupaul’s Drag Race presented by Logo TV and Absolut. The red carpet was lined with media as Rupaul and seven of this season’s contestants sashayed and played to the crowd and other celebrity guests. Inside the nightclub, guests were treated to Exceptional Absolut cocktails including Cosmos and Tonic Twists. The crowd went wild when the fi rst episode was screened, including the new Logo/Absolut “Exceptional Moments” commercial spots featuring season-one contestants. Exceptional Absolut cocktails prepared at Eleven, West Hollywood Cloning, Perfected Eco-Delight H erzog winemaker Joe Hurliman oversees the Herzog label and also comes up with his own Cabernet Sauvignon projects every year. This year marks the release of Clone Six, a special selection from vines originating from the 1880s and trans- planted some years ago, roots and all, to the Chalk Hill appellation. This just-released, highly allocated wine (180 cases, SRP $125) features intense blackberry and a structured mid-palate that grows and grows, amid silky tannins and layers of fruit. —Meridith May 360 Double Chocolate Flavored Vodka 35% alc/vol (70 proof) © 2010 Earth Friendly Distilling Co., Weston, MO Drink Responsibly. Drive Responsibly. Exist Responsibly. PHOTO: MARIA SCHRIBER

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