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

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