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Meridith May
Currently THE TASTING PANEL's Publisher and Executive Editor, Meridith May  joined the Patterson’s Beverage Journal team in 2000 as Senior Editor and advanced to Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. She rebuilt the look and image of the magazine and was responsible for a significant increase in circulation and readership.

Meridith’s background in radio (KIIS-FM & KLSX Los Angeles/ KEYT Santa Barbara) and newspaper (Santa Barbara News Press), combined with her extensive knowledge of food and wine, gives her an edge in understanding the changing trends of the industry.

In April of 2007, Meridith became co-owner of the newly rebranded THE TASTING PANEL magazine with Anthony Dias Blue.

Authored Articles
Ultra Violet
Published: 27-Mar-2012
Uno, Dos, Tres Equals Magnifico
Published: 3-Aug-2011
A Home on Red Mountain
Published: 25-May-2011
The Ascension of an Aperitivo
Published: 25-May-2011
The Fighter
Published: 28-Mar-2011
IN A TALE OF INTRIGUE AND SURVIVAL AGAINST ALL ODDS, ISABELLA ZWACK RELATES THE HISTORY OF HER FAMILY'S ZWACK HERBAL LIQUEUR Zwack has pedigree. For an herbal liqueur to continue carry a family name, ...
Year of the Dragon
Published: 27-Mar-2011
Tight Genes
Published: 30-Nov-2010
No Ordinary Winery
Published: 30-Nov-2010
Far (East) Forward
Published: 29-Sep-2010
Fine Tuning at Foppiano
Published: 20-Jul-2010
Relics: an old train caboose, a weathered barn and an old family residence that dates back to the 1930s. The home ranch setting for Foppiano Vineyards, just minutes from downtown Healdsburg, in the ...
Kosher Renaissance
Published: 9-Jul-2010
The Son Shines
Published: 8-Jul-2010
Maison with a Modern Mindset
Published: 28-Jun-2010
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte How does an upstart brand fit into the sophisticated world of champagne? That was the question that Pascal Boyé asked himself ten years ago when he joined the House of ...
UpFront with Akvinta Vodka
Published: 7-Mar-2010
It started in Croatia, where crystal clear springs from Red Lake—known to be one of Europe’s purest bodies of water — filter through the earth from the foothills of the Dinaric Alps. Where Croatia was ...
Curran Events
Published: 7-Dec-2009
Foley and Lincourt are making headlines now that Kris Curran is leading the winemaking team
Pinot Noir Redevelopment Project
Published: 5-Nov-2009
In the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, the iconic Sanford& Benedict Vineyard has always received high acclaim. Now, Sanford Winery’s star site is on the verge of an even greater future
Red Stag is Ready to Rock
Published: 3-Nov-2009
With its foundation of Jim Beam bourbon, an infusion of black cherry and a celebrity musician on board, Red Stag is ready to rock
Outpacing the Category
Published: 27-Jan-2009
photos by Jay Spooner
Reaching for the Stars
Published: 27-Jan-2009
Paying It Forward
Published: 18-Aug-2008
Case History
Published: 23-Apr-2008
Brand Coronation
Published: 15-Nov-2007
CROWN ROYAL Cask No. 16 Makes its Debut
Stella’s A Star!
Published: 1-Jan-2007
Style & Cachet Signal “Super-Belgian” Status for Stella Artois
Steve Wallace: He’s Our Man
Published: 12-Oct-2006
Patterson’s 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Everyone has an anecdotal yarn about how they got started in the business. Many sagas begin in the family store or restaurant, while others may ...
Tevado’s Bravado
Published: 15-Aug-2006
Launching into the Dawn of a New Era for Tequila-Making
Mammoth is Wild about Jägermeister
Published: 15-Jul-2006
The Southern Wine & Spirits Team is on the Mountain with Sidney Frank Importing’s Eileen Callahan. Clockwise from front: Bruce Fredine, division manager; Gian Frigerio, Mammoth sales rep; and Wine ...
Lodi’s Age for the VIN-ARTIST
Published: 15-Jun-2006
Lodi’s gift is its history. Generations of California’s agricultural families are entrenched in this Central part of the state, situated between the San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. ...
The View from Laetitia
Published: 15-Mar-2006
Hillside vineyards, inactive volcanoes and the Pacific surround this Central Coast paradise 24-year old, own-rooted Pinot Noir vines originally planted for sparkling wines for Maison Deutz. The vines ...
The View from Laetitia
Published: 15-Mar-2006
Hillside vineyards, inactive volcanoes and the Pacific surround this Central Coast paradise 24-year old, own-rooted Pinot Noir vines originally planted for sparkling wines for Maison Deutz. The vines ...
Baron of the Barossa
Published: 15-Feb-2006
Geoff Schrapel Leads BETHANY WINES in 150 Years of Australian Winemaking History
PRAISING THE BAR
Published: 15-Jan-2006
Concentration, Product Purity and “Extraordinarily Delicious” are the key ingredients in Amoretti® pastry ingredients, Baristella® syrups, Capriccio® Exotic Island Smoothies ...
The Spirit of California ™
Published: 15-Nov-2005
ROTH – The Wine Lover’s Vodka ™ – sweeps through the state
Freedom of Choice
Published: 15-Oct-2005
W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd. builds it global brands on family – not corporate – values