VOL2 2018

Gastronome is the official publication of the U.S. Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. The magazine provides coverage of local, regional, national and international Chaîne events as well as feature stories about members and member establishments.

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extended heartfelt thanks to Professionnel du Vin Gorman-McAdams and the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) for donating prizes of one-week trips to the top three young sommeliers. Allegretto Executive Chef Justin Picard designed the menu for the gala dinner. Napa-Sonoma Bailli Honoraire Gene Daly presented a video retrospective on the life of his friend, the late Sheldon (Shelly) Margolis, whose many honors and titles included Membre, Conseil d'Honneur, Grand Officier Commandeur, Chaîne Foundation Chair Emeritus, and Grand Echanson Honoraire. Fascinating wine seminars during the weekend addressed some challenging questions: How do terroir, climate, viticulture practices, and winemaking techniques account for the flavor differences among the best Paso Robles and Bordeaux wines? How do Paso Robles Rhône varietals compare with their old-world equivalents? Can you blind-taste like a wine master? Saturday afternoon offered another taste of Paso's best at an out- door, walk-around tasting. Attendees enjoyed the wines with Santa Maria-style barbecue—the traditional barbecue style of the Central Coast. That evening's Echanson Appreciation Dinner at the Paso Robles Inn celebrated the successful weekend, cowboy-style—with hats, boots, and lots of glamour! Brimming with great food, wine, and Chaîne cama- raderie, the evening was a blast! G SPECIAL THANKS TO Ancient Peaks Winery Brecon Estate Caliza Winery Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) Daou Vineyards & Winery Eberle Winery J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Justin Vineyards & Winery Niner Wine Estates Samsara Wine Co. Seven Oxen Estate Wines Tablas Creek Vineyard Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery CONGRATULATIONS TO INDUCTEES AND ÉLEVÉS SOMMELIERS: Brandon Anderson (MA); Micah Clark (PNW, third place); Nick Davis (PNW); Miranda Elliot (MW); Cassandra Felix (SE); Christanna Quinby Honer (SC); Andrea Morris (NE, second place); Thoger Andresen Petry (H/PI); Jeremy Shanker (PNW, winner); Timothy David Sorek (FW); and Adam Jeffrey Toon (SW) CHEVALIERS: Karl Krout and Ryan Soto DAME DE LA CHAÎNE: Veronica Klein VICE ECHANSON NATIONAL: Geoff Labitzke, MW C/AI Bailli Provincial Hon. Ron Overend, Wessex Bailli Régional Janet Evins, Great Britain Bailli Délégué Philip Evins, and C/AI Chargée de Presse Provincial/ Nassau Bailli Isabella Overend. Great Britain Bailli Délégué Philip Evins, Bailli Délégué Harold Small, FW Bailli Provincial Phil Kress, and SW Bailli Provincial William Salomon. Judges. NATIONAL 12 :: C H A I N E U S . O R G :: 2 0 1 8 v 2

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