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The Tasting Panel Magazine, The SOMM Journal & The Clever Root Named Official Media Partners for the World of Pinot Noir


The annual event is the industry’s marquee celebration of Pinot Noir and its acclaimed winemakers

World of Pinot NoirDecember 1, 2016 (Los Angeles) – M Dash Publishing is pleased to announce The Tasting Panel Magazine (tastingpanelmag.com), The SOMM Journal (sommjournal.com) and The Clever Root (thecleverroot.com) will be active media partners at the 2017 annual World of Pinot Noir (WOPN).

The much-anticipated annual global summit and celebration of Pinot Noir will be held at the Bacara Resort & Spa March 3-4 in Santa Barbara, California, and will feature nearly 200 wineries.

“This is one of the premier wine events in the world, and it comes at a time when Pinot Noir’s popularity is at an all-time high and significant innovations are occurring with every vintage,” says Meridith May, publisher and editorial director of The SOMM Journal, The Tasting Panel Magazine, and The Clever Root. “We are proud to sponsor and report on this gathering of the best Pinot Noir producers on the planet.”

In addition to covering the emerging trends and innovations occurring with the ever-popular grape, The Tasting Panel Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Anthony Dias Blue, and The SOMM Journal Contributing Editor, Randy Caparoso will be participating in panel discussions that explore the characteristics certain terroirs have on Pinot Noir. Additionally, Master Sommelier Fred Dame will serve as one of the moderators.

The aim of WOPN is to bring Pinot Noir producers from the most exceptional and unique regions in the world together with Pinot Noir enthusiasts for a weekend of celebration and education on the shores of California’s beautiful Central Coast.

For tickets and additional information about WOPN, please visit worldofpinotnoir.com or call (805) 489-1758.

About The SOMM Journal

Formerly Sommelier Journal, The SOMM Journal is written by and for wine and beverage industry professionals. Owned by Meridith May, Publisher and Editorial Director, The SOMM Journal boasts a distribution of 67K, and broadens both emerging and veteran industry professionals’ understanding of the business. Departments cover top restaurants’ wine and mixology programs; in-depth profiles of the world’s wine regions; industry trends and technology; and exploration of current issues that most concern sommeliers.

About The Tasting Panel Magazine

The Tasting Panel Magazine is the most widely circulated trade publication in the beverage industry, reaching an audience of thousands of key decision-makers every month and growing on an international scale. Manning the ship is renowned wine & spirits veteran Anthony Dias Blue as Editor-in-Chief and longtime wine & spirits publisher and executive editor Meridith May. With their expertise, experience and esteem, they collectively have their finger on the pulse of the beverage industry, making for one of the most informative and cutting edge publications focusing on beverages, the beverage trade and the people who make the industry tick. Regular features include: “Blue Reviews,” authoritative scores and reviews of wines and spirits; “Industry Spotlight,” highlighting innovators and leaders, and “Brief Encounters.”

About The Clever Root

The Clever Root is a national quarterly publication with a focus on ingredients, chefs, ranchers and growers. Each beautiful issue brings the farm-to-table movement to life in new ways, and will highlight the chefs and food innovators who are shaping the future of our industry. The Clever Root brings an industry-insider’s look at modern cuisine, trends and tools of the trade and unique ingredients and the people who grow them, including offering a smart look at the booming cannabis industry. The Clever Root is the third publication from M Dash Publishing.

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