The Somm Journal

Dec 2015-Jan 2016

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DECEMBER/JANUARY 2015/2016 VOL. 2 NO. 6 THE SOMM JOURNAL 8 { THE SOMM JOURNAL } DECEMBER/JANUARY 2015/2016 COVER STORY 44 TIME IN A BOTTLE Three American Somms Visit Roederer for the Harvest of Grapes Destined for Cristal and Cristal Rosé FIRST PRESS 5 A "SATURDAY NIGHT" WINE August Sebastiani's The Other Guys Moves Upscale with Gehricke FEATURES 57 RESPLENDENT RIESLING Venerable Producer S. A. Prüm Works Wonders in the Mittel Mosel 62 THE ART OF CHAMPAGNE Hervé Deschamps Personifies Perrier-Jouët's Passion for Exquisite Bubbly 86 OUT TO PLAY IN CHABLIS Burgundy's Famed Chardonnay-Only Region Reveals Its Many Secrets SOMM CAMP REPORT 92 "REAL PASSION" IN LODI A Historic Region Shows Off Its Moxie As SOMM Campers Participate in the 2015 Harvest DEPARTMENTS 4 Letter from the Publisher 10 Editor's Notebook 12 Shop Talk: La Rioja Alta 14 Discoveries: Malk Family Vineyards 16 Bottom Line 18 Planet Grape 20 One Woman's View 22 Pioneers: André Lurton 24 Somm's List 26 What's New: Barden 28 Agave Spirits: Clase Azul 30 Technology: BinWise 32 Real Somm Stories 34 The Punch-Down 36 Spotlight on Sonoma: Kenwood Vineyards 38 Hospitality: Stave Wine Cellar 40 Pairings: Ribera and Rueda 41 Pro-file: Fred Dexheimer 42 Appellations: Rocks District of Milton-Freewater 48 Bordeaux: Two Estates Become One 49 The Cutting Edge: Nomacorc 52 Pro-file: Belinda Chang 54 Reflections: Cru Artisan College 60 Steven Spurrier's Letter from London 66 Up Close: Cecchi in NYC 68 Sparklers: Franciacorta 70 Sojourns: The Guild of Sommeliers on the Right Bank 72 Fine Spirits: Irish Pot Still Whiskey 74 Penfolds an GQ's Best Dressed Somm 79 SOMM Camp Preview: Arroyo Seco 102 What's New with Kim Beto 104 Scents & Accountability 106 Down Under: Tasmania 108 Education: WSET Alumni 110 The Quaff Report: Northern Italy 114 Date with Somm: Ryan Arnold 118 Milestones: Guy Stout Tribute 122 Closing Time: Eric Railsback 57

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