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December 2012

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contents | December 2012 Vol. 70 No. 12 COVER STORY 44 A PASSION FOR PERFECTION Zacapa Rum Takes Rum Appreciation to the Next Level SPECIAL REPORT 133 THE TASTING PANEL���S 2013 YEARBOOK UP FRONT 5 PHOTO: KIRK WEDDLE 67 DEPARTMENTS 12 16 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 43 50 54 58 59 64 66 67 Industry Spotlight Brief Encounters Steven Spurrier���s Letter from London Scotch Report San Fran Insider New York City Sips What We���re Drinking: Tablas Creek Who���s Who: Chris Bradford of Four Seasons Beverly Hills Celebrity Spokesperson: Christina Hendricks for Johnnie Walker Behind the Scenes with Fred Dame Brand Spotlight: Po��as Port RTD: VitaFrute Cocktails by VeeV Education: Wineocology Blue Reviews Publisher���s Picks Events: Craft Spirits Carnival Wine News: Trapiche Iscay A Lone Star Life Drinking Locally: Nashville An Ambassador���s Craft FEATURES 56 60 74 New Expressions: Kahl��a Midnight 76 Year of the Anniversary: Schramsberg 150th 78 Taking Inventory 79 On-Premise Patter: Locanda del Lago 80 Hot Property: Mandarin Oriental 82 What We���re Eating: Truf���es from Alba 84 On the Road: Portland Cocktail Week 85 Launch Pad: Punzon�� 86 Nobu Drinks: San Diego 99 Imported Wine News: Wines of Brasil 110 Marketplace 114 Marketplace 116 Water Report: Ferrarelle 117 Vegas 118 Appellations: Chalone AVA 120 Restaurants That Matter: Los Angeles 130 BevForce Movers & Shakers 132 Friendly Competition with Don Q 150 The Wandering Somm 10 / the tasting panel / december 2012 FOREVER YOUNG���S 2013 Will Mark 125 Years for the Family Owned Distributor 62 70 88 91 96 100 122 FRUIT FOR THOUGHT Caterina Miltenberger Plants the Seeds for a Professional Bar Program in San Antonio A TRIFECTA FROM COUNTY CORK Pernod Ricard USA Launches Three New Ultra-Premium Winners from Midleton���s Barry Crockett A NEW DAWN FOR TAWNY Graham���s Tawmy Port Is Repositioned to Attract Discerning Port and Spirits Drinkers DREAM HAUS Stonehaus at The Westlake Village Inn Is an Idea That���s Come to Life SAK�� FOR EVERY SEASON The Many Styles of this Japanese Rice-Based Beverage BRUNCHING WITH BROWN SPIRITS We Travel to Louisville to Host a Cocktail Brunch to Remember IT���S OFF TO THE RACES With Newly Launched Artisanal Spirit Lexington Bourbon BALANCING ACT Our Speed Tasting of Red Blends in San Francisco FLAVOR GO-ROUND Kaleidoscopic Flavored Vodka Is a Category Skyward Bound

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