Issue: 4thQuarter 2017
December 2017
Employee Recognition Edition!   
Outstanding Career Achievements for AMI's Global Wine Director   

 Vicki Tomiser
Vicki Tomiser has been asked to teach her sensory evaluation tasting to instructors at Culinary Institute of America at Copia , Napa, CA.
In 2018 Vicki will also be participating as a judge in various wine competitions throughout the country .  
 Jason Henry's Hurricane Harvey Journey     

An unprecedented number of people in the greater Houston area were affected by the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. The storm unleashed monumental destruction across southeast Texas. AMI Director and Corporate Chef Jason Henry felt the call to duty to help his former hometown in time of need. Jason, with help from AMI along with his circle of friends and family, donated time and several hundred pounds of his famous BBQ to first responders as well as several hard hit neighborhoods surrounding the city over several days.Pictured above is Jason Henry with several Homeland Security and Border Patrol Officers.  
George Horvat's Quick Response to Provide Meals at MIA and FLL During Hurricane Irma   

AMI's George Horvat received a call from AA  to see if AMI could help brainstorm a way for AA to feed 1,000 airport staff in MIA and FLL hungry from a long weekend dealing with Hurricane Irma. AA had already exhausted their stock of Bento boxes, from AMI supplier Buddy's, the day before. George contacted Village Baking Co for assistance. They agreed to produce 1,000 breakfast muffins and 2,000 artisan sandwiches (lunch and dinner), and had them delivered to the Dallas caterer within 24hrs of the initial call. Due to George Horvat's quick response, AA was able to provide 6000 meals and support to over 1000 employees and volunteers in MIA and FLL affected by Hurricane Irma. 

AMI Inflight Product Highlights 
LAKELAND- Milk in a Stick
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Farm assured liquid dairy milk and creamer, sourced from Lakeland Dairies farms across Ireland. In an easy to open, convenient, aseptic stick format, with contemporary styling, using high quality, strong, flexible packing, with a six month shelf life.  
Joe's Honey Grahams          
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Crisp honey graham crackers are drenched in decadent milk chocolate, dark chocolate or dark chocolate and sea salt. Available individually wrapped or in 5oz snack pouches. 
Natalie's Island Juice Company          
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These authentically clean juices are committed to quality and freshness, they are never over processed and have no preservatives, no concentrates, no flavor packs, no GMOs and no artificial ingredients Available in a variety of flavors including Blood Orange, Tangerine, Carrot Ginger, and Lemonade. 
In This Issue

Food and Wine Pairing   
Submitted by 
Sid Wainer & Son  

Aged Goat Cheddar with Plums & Honey Roasted Cashews  
- 3 oz JANSAL VALLEY® Tangerine Honey 
- 2oz Warm Water 
- 8 oz JANSAL VALLEY® Dried Pitted Plums/ halved 
- 8 oz JANSAL VALLEY® Honey Roasted Whole Cashews/ finely chopped 
- 8 oz Trivium Goat Cheddar Cheese / cut into bite sized pieces
Skewers to server 

In a small mixing bowl, combine honey and warm water.  Add plums to the bowl and mix until well coated. Drain off excess liquid and coat the plums with chopped cashews. On skewers, place one piece of cashew crusted plum followed by a piece of cheese. Serve.  
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Pairing from
AMI Wine Portfolio 

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Chateau Moncontour  
Vouvray - chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley Château Moncontour - Demi - sec for a slight sweetness to enhance the honey of the roasted cashew.   
 The Montfort estate spans a continuous area of 35 hectares, alongside the cellars in the village of Noizay. The wines that originate from this terroir have a distinctive character due to the wonderful geological unity that spreads throughout the mostly clay and limestone soils 

Jeremy Waszczuk  
Joins AMI Wines  

AMI Wines is pleased to announce that Jeremy Waszczuk has joined AMI as Senior Manager, Key Accounts.
Jeremy comes to AMI from Patrick Clerget Wines where he had been employed as Export Manager for the past 8 years selling wines in airline markets in the US and Asia as well as in retail markets in the US. He holds a Diploma in International Business and a Professional Degree in the Business of Wines and Spirits at Institut de la Vigne et du Vin Jules Guyot inDijon, France.
Jeremy will be responsible for sales to airlines outside of North America and will assist our current wine sourcing team. He will relocate from Beaune, France to work out of AMI's office in Barcelona, Spain 

Sales Contacts

Denise Poole 

Dan Day 

Janine Bennett 

Andrea Pratt 

Carlos Smith  

Jason Henry 

 Lori Bezada   

Marcel Kahlow  

Megan Ireland

George Horvat  

Vicki Tomiser

Jeremy Parsons  

Jeremy Waszczuk  

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