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AMERICAN WINE TRAIL } UNIQUE: Classic Winemakers makes one-of-a-kind wine. { New Wine Paradigm Classic Winemakers, a make-your-own-wine boutique in Washington state, is not afraid to experiment with new flavors. Its rebellious ways have earned it a cult following. by Kathryn Jones If this sect of wine enthusiasts truly does exist, there are indeed wineries out there striving to meet their lofty expectations. And then there are wineries like Lacey, Wash.-based Classic Winemakers whose operators say, “To hell with that!” “We’re not your normal winery,” Classic Winemakers forewarns visitors to its website. Founded in 2003, the company specializes in small handcrafted batches of wine that are made by the patrons themselves. “It’s a Canadian concept,” notes Andrew Rose, who came to Classic Winemakers in late 2007 with a beer brewing background. He and co-owners Anthony Hicks and Josh Monti bought the company from its original owners – Canadian migrants – in 2009. “They do it in Canada to get around taxes because potentially n unfortunate yet common misconception about the wine industry is that it’s reserved for a specific type of consumer: the so-called “wine snob.” Skeptics stereotype them as highbrow elitists who pride themselves on their refined palates and regard reasonably priced bottles of wine with the utmost disdain, for only the rarest and most expensive vino will do. 18 food and drink • spring 2011 •

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food and Drink - Spring 2011

Food and Drink - Spring 2011
Tableside Chat
Table of Contents
News a la Carte
Current Events
FAD Exclusive
A Ripening Field
History in the Making
New Wine Paradigm
Don Sebastiani & Sons/ The Other Guys
St. Julian Winery
Ste. Genevieve Winery
Herzog Wine Cellars
Meier’s Wine Cellar
Oak Ridge Winery
Producers: Keeping Trade Secrets
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
Gel Spice Co. LLC
Vegetable Juices Inc.
Royal Caribbean Bakery/Caribbean Food Delights
Red Stripe Beer
Robertet Flavors
Annabelle Candy
Andrea Foods
Anchor Brewing
F&F Foods
Santa Sweets Inc.
Hillside Candy
Ricos Products
Sethness Greenleaf Inc.
Wunder-Bar: Automatic Bar Controls
Antigua Distillery
AMES International
Amato’s Bakery
Charlie’s Pride Meats
Citromax Group of Companies
Diamond Bakery
Grindmaster- Cecilware Corp.
Heartland Mill
Kirschenman Enterprises
Rakhra Mushroom Farm
FAME Food Management
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Sparrer Sausage Co. Inc.
Jamaican Teas Ltd.
Westminster Cracker Co.
Distributors: Don’t Risk It
The Fricks Company
U.S. Foodservice – Milwaukee Division
Arizona Select Distribution
Fairway Packing Co.
Ingredient Innovations
J.J. Taylor Distributing Co. of Minnesota Inc.
Mastronardi Produce
Milne Fruit Products Inc.
Pellerito Foods
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
RPE Inc.
Retailers: Savoring the Moment
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Quick Chek
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sendik’s Fine Foods Inc.
Zaro’s Bakery
Balboa Brands
Restaurants: Toss Around Ideas
Sizzler USA
Dick’s Last Resort
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Liberty Entertainment Group
Roly Poly Franchise Systems
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Winger’s USA Inc.
Bensi Restaurant Group Inc.
Leo’s Coney Island
Three Things

Food and Drink - Spring 2011