Blue Lifestyle

Home of James Beard Foundation Award winner Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential food, wine, spirits, and lifestyle personalities in the United States.

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I’ll be the first to admit that a post on the Blue Lifestyle Blog is long overdue! These past two years have been busy—albeit exciting—for everyone at Blue Lifestyle. There’s good reason for the blog hiatus, however; here’s what we’ve been up to:

In March 2007, I acquired Patterson’s Beverage Journal and, with help from Meridith May, our Publisher and Executive Editor, we’ve given the magazine a much-needed facelift. Patterson’s The Tasting Panel magazine is now a nationally distributed trade publication that features all of the latest trends, newest products, most innovative people and hottest places in the food and beverage industry (don’t worry, consumers can still get in on the action by subscribing at

So, what does taking the helm of a national publication entail? Aside from finding writers, artists and editors, I’ve been assigned the laborious task of visiting new restaurants, reviewing wines from all over the world and sampling the cocktail spectrum. As they say, it’s a tough job but somebody has to do it!

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