The Tasting Panel magazine

October 2012

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Saluting the OCTOBER 2012 ยท 3.95 SOMM HOW 21ST CENTURY SOMMS ARE MAKING THE INDUSTRY PROUD Ian Cauble, SOMM one of the stars of PHOTO: JOHN CURLEY THE TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE and Southern Wine & Spirits are proud to be an offi cial sponsor of SOMM, the groundbreaking documentary that examines what it takes to prepare for and pass the Master Sommelier exam, the rigorous test that in- ducts the leaders of the industry to the Court of Master Sommeliers. As a trade publication that works directly with the masters and innovators in the wine and spirits industry, we know how much work it takes to become a true expert, so we are thrilled that SOMM is placing the hard-working men and women of the wine business in the spotlight. Every month in the pages of THE TASTING PANEL, we fea- ture the faces that are shaping the future of the wine and spirits industry, from the 21st Century somms whose wine knowledge will catapult this business into the 22nd, to the producers whose innovation continue to revolution- ize wine, these are the professionals who make our world wonderful. We are committed to celebrating their excel- lence in every issue and are overjoyed to sharing our love for somms with the Napa Valley Film Festival. To learn more about THE TASTING PANEL, visit our website at, and for up-to- the-minute updates, be sure to follow our social me- dia: and

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