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Anthony Dias Blue

THE TASTING PANEL's Editor-in-Chief, Anthony Dias Blue, is the recipient of a 2001 James Beard Foundation Award as well as the 1997 Communicator of the Year Award from the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition in London. He is one of the most influential food and wine personalities in the United States. His work in various media is circulated to more than 30 million global consumers each month. He can be found in print periodicals, on radio, in bookstores and in cyberspace.


For more than two decades, Anthony was associated with Bon Appétit, the largest circulation food publication in the United States, his influential consumer-oriented "Blue Lifestyle Minute" radio program is broadcast several times each weekday on WCBS New York and KABC Los Angeles.


Anthony Dias Blue is Executive Director of the San Francisco International Wine Competition, the nation's largest and most prestigious wine judging event, and is also the founding Director of its sister event, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.


In April of 2007, Anthony Dias Blue joined forces with Meridith May to purchase and rebrand THE TASTING PANEL as a nationwide beverage industry publication.

Authored Articles
Blue Reviews EXTRA! April 2014
Published: 14-Apr-2014
Blue Reviews EXTRA! March 2014
Published: 10-Mar-2014
Blue Reviews EXTRA!
Published: 17-Feb-2014
Blue Reviews EXTRA! January 2014
Published: 12-Jan-2014
Blue Reviews EXTRA! December 2013
Published: 11-Dec-2013
Blue Reviews EXTRA! November 2013
Published: 19-Nov-2013
Blue Reviews EXTRA! October 2013
Published: 10-Oct-2013
Blue Reviews EXTRA! September 2013
Published: 17-Sep-2013
Blue Reviews EXTRA! August 2013
Published: 8-Aug-2013
Blue Reviews EXTRA! July 2013
Published: 10-Jul-2013
Blue Reviews EXTRA! June 2013
Published: 17-Jun-2013
Blue Reviews EXTRA! May 2013
Published: 10-May-2013
Blue Reviews EXTRA! April 2013
Published: 8-Apr-2013
Blue Reviews EXTRA! March 2013
Published: 11-Mar-2013
Blue Reviews EXTRA! Feburary 2013
Published: 15-Feb-2013
Blue Reviews EXTRA! January 2013
Published: 9-Jan-2013
Blue Reviews EXTRA! December 2012
Published: 6-Dec-2012
Blue Reviews EXTRA!
Published: 5-Nov-2012
Blue Reviews EXTRA!
Published: 17-Oct-2012
Blue Reviews EXTRA! September 2012
Published: 6-Sep-2012
Blue Reviews EXTRA! August 2012
Published: 1-Aug-2012
Blue Reviews EXTRA! July 2012
Published: 6-Jul-2012
Blue Reviews EXTRA! June 2012
Published: 18-Jun-2012
Pinks from Provence
Published: 30-May-2012
Blue Reviews EXTRA!
Published: 18-May-2012
Blue Reviews EXTRA! April 2012
Published: 19-Apr-2012
As Good as Burgundy
Published: 28-Mar-2012
Blue Reviews EXTRA!
Published: 19-Mar-2012
Under the Radar, Royally
Published: 29-Feb-2012
Blue Reviews EXTRA! February 2012
Published: 10-Feb-2012
In the Pink
Published: 24-Jan-2012
Blue Reviews EXTRA!
Published: 18-Jan-2012
An Interview with Gary Farrell: A Russian River Master
Published: 20-Dec-2011
I recently interviewed Gary Farrell, one of California's most respected winemakers. Farrell's new label, Alysian, is a well-kept secret-small lots of impeccably made Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ...
A Rich Italian Legacy
Published: 9-Aug-2011
WHILE CELEBRATING THE CULTURE OF ITALY, AMARO MONTENEGRO BRINGS VERVE TO COCKTAILS The mere mention of Italy usually conjures images of lush rolling vineyards, Renaissance castellos and, of course, ...
Hawke's Bay Notes
Published: 3-Aug-2011
As Allison Levine continues her tour of New Zealand's wine regions, follow this website for Anthony Dias Blue's tasting notes on wines from each appellation. This month, we feature Hawke's Bay.
The House in the Woods
Published: 25-May-2011
The Big Chill
Published: 21-Apr-2011
Published: 24-Feb-2011
Blue's Best Buys
Published: 20-Jan-2011
The Pink of Perfection
Published: 20-Jan-2011
Best Spirits of 2010
Published: 14-Dec-2010
The Rock Star of Scotch
Published: 7-Dec-2010
WITH A LOOK REVAMPED TO MATCH ITS ICONIC TASTE PROFILE, PREMIUM BLENDED CATEGORY LEADER DEWAR’S IS A BRAND ON THE RUN Brands have personalities. Some are has-beens, some are wannabes, some are ...
Rock Star of Scotch
Published: 30-Nov-2010
Blue's Best Buys
Published: 5-Nov-2010
Brava Cava!
Published: 4-Nov-2010
Madeira, My Dear
Published: 7-Oct-2010
Blue Best Buys October 2010
Published: 6-Oct-2010
Castle on a Hill
Published: 29-Sep-2010
Blue Best Buys
Published: 10-Sep-2010
Blue's Best Buys
Published: 23-Aug-2010
Blue's Best Buys
Published: 9-Jul-2010
When Lightning Strikes
Published: 9-Jul-2010
Blue Best Buys
Published: 11-Jun-2010
Under the Tuscan Sun
Published: 11-Jun-2010
Blue Best Buys
Published: 20-May-2010
More Blue Reviews
Published: 16-Apr-2010
In addition to the Blue Reviews that appear in our print edition, here are scores and notes on additional wines I have tasted over the past several weeks. —Anthony Dias Blue
Blue Best Buys
Published: 15-Apr-2010
The French Connection
Published: 15-Apr-2010
Four French winemakers dig into California terroir
A Rival for Burgundy?
Published: 11-Mar-2010
The crisp, juicy, herbaceous and, yes, aggressive style of Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough has become a standard for this white variety throughout the world. The mention of the words “wine” and “New ...
Blue's Best Buys
Published: 8-Mar-2010
The Perfect Vacation
Published: 7-Mar-2010
It was hot, steamy and noisy as we pushed our way through the crowd of vacationers in the San Jose del Cabo airport. Three full planes had landed at once, and chaos reigned. We had about 15 bags ...
Blue's Best Buys
Published: 5-Jan-2010
New Gin-eration
Published: 5-Jan-2010
America’s artisanal distillers bring new life to gin
Luck of the Irish
Published: 7-Dec-2009
Whiskey is an ancient delight on the Emerald Isle
Blue's Best Buys
Published: 7-Dec-2009
Anthony Dias Blue's "Blue Reviews" are one of the most popular features of THE TASTING PANEL's print edition. Here are some extra reviews of Andy's favorite wines and spirits tasted over the past ...
Napa Gold: Anthony Dias Blue Rates Cabernets
Published: 3-Nov-2009
Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dias Blue looks at current Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Absinthe:The Green Fairy is Back
Published: 29-Oct-2009
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From the Editor
Published: 29-Oct-2009
Welcome to the Unfriendly Skies
And Who Regulates the Bloggers?
Published: 1-Jun-2009
The latest assault on the establishment media by blogger barbarians involves accusations hurled at Robert Parker and his staff by a blogger who took time out from his all-expenses paid press trip to ...
Blue Reviews
Published: 20-Feb-2009
Time to Revamp the Bar
Published: 20-Feb-2009
Blue Reviews
Published: 27-Jan-2009
Jayson Woodbridge
Published: 27-Jan-2009
photos by Jenn Farrington
The Un-Rant
Published: 7-Jan-2009
Blue Reviews
Published: 7-Jan-2009