The Tasting Panel magazine

April 2010

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DISCOVER TANTALIZING NEW SKYY INFUSIONS GINGER ® GINGER LEMON DROP        FOLLOW UP S Surfin’ FROM THE AIRWAVES TO THE WAVES OF THE PACIFIC, F&B EXEC MICHAEL JORDAN HAS A NEW ROLE his passion for wine to his friends, colleagues and radio listeners. Broadcasting his nationally syndicated radio show live each Monday from Ruth’s Chris Steak House on CRN Digital Talk Radio’s “What’s Cookin’ on Wine” show, Jordan and his co-host, Michael Horn, make wine entertaining and educational for their audience. “I love doing the show,” says Jordan. M “We interview wine royalty and tell the world about delicious wines and great values. The show isn’t like other programs; it’s fun, informative and reaches a broad spectrum of people.” aster Sommelier Michael Jordan is on a mission. He’s on a quest to spread perfect fit for Jordan, an avid surfer. In his new role, Jordan will be enhancing the restaurant’s wine program and will begin sommelier training for the staff. Jordan partnered with Chef David Lino to create a new menu that features comfort food favorites and fresh, bright flavors. The menu highlights the best from Jordan’s 35 years in the restaurant business, including Matteo’s linguine and clams and pot roast brisket from his father’s personal collection. All while paying tribute to the bounty of California and other great surf destinations around the world. This year will mark the inau- Mike Horn and Michael Jordan (seated, far left) with a crew of wine and food guests on the “What’s Cookin’ on Wine” show. Earlier this year, Jordan was ® SKYY Infusions® All Natural Ginger. Vodka infused with Natural Ginger Flavors. 35% alc/vol (70 proof). ©2010 Skyy Spirits, LLC, San Francisco, CA. Enjoy responsibly. named President of the Beachcomber Restaurant Group, which represents The Beachcomber’s Southern California properties at Crystal Cove and on the Malibu Pier. Centered in the birthplace of surf culture, The Beachcomber restaurants are the 30 / the tasting panel / april 2010 gural release of Jordan’s newest venture, Word Vineyards. The wines are handcrafted using the very best fruit, and Jordan and wife, Teresa, work with the best in the business, bottling Word’s 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon at Williams Selyem winery in the Russian River Valley and the 2007 Pinot Noir at Ambullneo Vineyards in Santa Maria, CA. Mike Horn and Michael Jordan can be heard weekly on “What’s Cookin’ on Wine” program, carried in 11 million homes nationally on broadcast radio, cable television and the Internet . For more information on Word Vineyards, visit www.wordvine-; to listen to “What’s Cookin’ on Wine,” visit ommelier

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