Beverage Media Metro New York Volume 89, No. 9
(ISSN 053900)
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FEATURES
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BAR TALK:
THE SECOND COMING
Kyle Mathis of Taste by Niche
in St. Louis has a big cocktail
legacy to uphold.
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SOMM SEZ:
SOUTHERN COMFORTS
Nashville’s Elise Loehr
talks friendly service and
well-chosen wines.
58
CABERNET SAUVIGNON:
MATURITY FACTOR
Cabernet comes of age as
Chile’s all-star grape.
60
WINE FOCUS:
BACK TO THE TABLE
Producers in traditional sweet
wine regions find success with
dry wines.
64
WINE IS THE
PRICE RIGHT
Consider perception, not just
cost, when assembling a wine list.
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INDUSTRY EVENT:
TALES OF THE COCKTAIL
Industry luminaries descend
on the crescent city.
COLUMNS
80
TALKIN’ TECH
82
MEMO FROM THE NYSRA
By Gloria Dawson
84
MEMO FROM
AMERICAN SOMMELIER
By Andrew Bell
86
KNOW THE LAW
92
AROUND TOWN
102
NEWSFRONT
108
APPOINTMENTS
PRICELISTS
2A
PHONE DIRECTORY
4A
LIQUOR BRAND INDEX
37A
WINE BRAND INDEX
70A
BEER BRAND INDEX
SEPT
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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
Associate 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
Vali Balescu
Web Programmer
Aurelian Branescu
Web Design & Implementation
and Support Manager
James Romaine
Web Design and Implementation
Sri Borra, Ed Connery
Support Services
Dawn Sekelsky
Wholesaler System Development
Charles Duffy
Systems Engineer
Tom Levison
Content Manager
Kevin Duffy
eCommerce Project Development
Andrew Hammond,
Marla Priest, Simon Lee
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
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WINES OF CHILE
(SEE INSIDE ON PAGE 58)
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BEVERAGE MEDIA
September 2013
ON THE COVER
10 Mixologists to Watch at Cure bar
in New Orleans, LA
Photographed by Andrew Kist
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