In May of 2007, Anthony Dias Blue joined forces with Meridith May to create a new publication, 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; "Steven Spurrier's Letter from London," from the world-renowned British authority; "Brief Encounters" and "Brand Spotlight."
The San Francisco International Wine Competition, North America's largest wine judging event, as well as the prestigious
San Francisco World Spirits Competition, are both related to The Tasting Panel Magazine. Each year the magazine sponsors a fall tour where Double Gold and Best of Show winning wines and spirits from that year are promoted in extraordinary trade and media tastings in 14 premium markets around the country.
In its role as a leading forum for the American wine industry, The Tasting Panel and The Tasting Panel magazine continue to help shape opinion, influence beverage buying decision-makers, and enhance the joy of wine and spirits for the trade and the public.