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BEVERAGE MEDIA
April 2013
Beverage Media Metro New York Volume 89, No 4
(ISSN 053900)
Published monthly by Beverage Media Group, Inc., 152 Madison Avenue, Suite 600,
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FEATURES
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SOMM SEZ
Lee Spires, AQUA
by El Gaucho, Seattle, WA
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BARTALK
Jason Kemp, the Family Dog,
Atlanta, GA
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TASTING CORNER
Mezzogiorno’s Renaissance:
Southern Italy’s return to indig-
enous varieties triggers sales.
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WINE FOCUS
Long misunderstood, vermouth
is ready for prime time
COLUMNS
76
TALKIN’ TECH
78
KNOW THE LAW
80
AROUND TOWN
94
NEWSFRONT
104
APPOINTMENTS
106
EVENTS CALENDAR
108
LAST CALL
109
SCOREBOARD
PRICELISTS
2A
PHONE DIRECTORY
4A
LIQUOR BRAND INDEX
33A
WINE BRAND INDEX
63A
BEER BRAND INDEX
APR
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Chairman
William Slone
Chief Executive Officer
Jason Glasser
President
Michael Roth
Chief Operating Officer
Jody Slone-Spitalnik
Director, Information Technology
Peter Williams
EDITORIAL
Senior Editor
Kristen Bieler
Managing Editor
W. R. Tish
Assistant Editor
Cara Mcilwaine
Contributing Editors
Dale DeGroff, David Lincoln
Ross, Mary Ewing-Mulligan
MW, Keven Danow, Jeffery
Lindenmuth, Brandy Rand,
Ed McCarthy, Alia Akkam,
Jean K. Reilly MW
ART & DESIGN
Art Director
Larry Lee
Designers
Josue Romero
Jeff Tsui
TECHNOLOGY & WEB
eCommerce Director
Ian Griffith /
eCommerce Manager
James Laurenti
Online Web Programming and
Support Manager
Vali Balescu
Web Programmer
Aurelian Branescu
Web Design and Implementation
James Romaine, Sri Borra
Wholesaler System Development
Charles Duffy
Systems Engineer
Tom Levison
Content Manager
Kevin Duffy
eCommerce Project Development
Andrew Hammond, Marla
Priest, Eric Lawrence Brown
Product Analysts
Ian Tjornhom, Kenneth Graff
PRINT & PRODUCTION
Print Services Manager
Lee Stringham
410.519.7034
Wholesaler Production
Joan Mailloux, Ivette Delgado,
Jeff Martin, Maria Rodriguez,
Gina Quesada
ADVERTISING & MARKETING
212.571.3232
National & Regional Ad Sales
Jody Slone-Spitalnik / ext. 101
Marketing & Business
Development
Lauren Howery / ext. 103
Sales Promotion Manager
Jessica Roszkowiak / ext. 117
OPERATIONS
Circulation
Sylvia Prince
Finance & Accounting
Seth Niessen
Randye Benvenisti
ON THE COVER
Carla Rzeszewski, Wine Director
at The Breslin Bar & Dining Room &
The John Dory Oyster Bar, in New York City
Photographed by Brent Herrig
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The vineyards
of Feudi di
San Gregorio
in Campania’s
Irpinia region.
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