Rue Mag’s Wine Tasting 101

 Recently, I caught this article on Rue Mag’s Professor Rue series on a simply put, happy guide to no fluff Wine Tasting 101 with Bluxome Winery. Here are a few of the things I took note of: Swirl it up, baby. The swirl is imporant to let the fragrance of fruit fill the glass, starting…

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Wine & Dine : Sol’Ice on the Dock

As soon as I saw this Sol’Ice concept label I was like damn (a nice review from a graphic designer)! And of course, from there my mind drifted off to pairing it with a painterly, whimsical dress, this amazing vegan Acorn Squash with White Beans and Sage recipe I found this past weekend, while amongst…

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Halloween Wine Tasting!

So! I’m mentioned being a little busy lately, but I’d LOVE to throw a Halloween Wine Tasting, even if this is just a reminder for 2014’s Halloween. Woo! I’d create some funky, wry invites via Paperless Post (modified a touch). Serve these wines (from left to right) Poizin, Vampire, The Prisoner ( a Boulder /…

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Designer / Photo Booth / Remodel / Friend Catch-Up Vacay

Yep. I’m a liiiiittttle swamped right now, so I just wanted to put up a hiatus placeholder from PaperJam Press. I’ll be back – but things are so crazy right now I can’t even comprehend when that will be – so, cheers! Someone pour some Pinot for me and relax. See y’all soon. Court

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Swanky Bar : Wine Racks

 Blaise and I are underway with a major condo renovation that’s going to be killer! Recently we took down a set of cabinets in the kitchen to provide an open concept into the living room, but there’s a space that looks… well…. purposeless. During my research to find super cool under wine glass holders to…

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Racy, Austere, Grippy, & Grassy – Yep, We’re Talking Vino

In a constant hunt for the perfect way to happily review my beloved cheap wine, I’ve stumbled upon this Guide to 120 Wine Descriptors and hit the JACKPOT. As a wine newbie, learning this vernacular just became a piece of cake, and as a designer – I’m LOVin’ the infographic. It’s a hip, happy way to…

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Cheap Wine of the Week : C’est la Vie Pinot Noir + Syrah

This bottle was a very pleasant dig from France – my favorite dog park sipper so far in September. It was fruity & dry, with a medium body & vivacious blackberries. The earthy aroma and acidic balance was a joy – very well-rounded. It wasn’t the most fun I’ve had in the $11+ price range,…

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Cheap Wine of the Week : Ass Kisser Fine Red Wine 2009

So I should probably preface my first few wine reviews with the disclosure – I’m not a high-falootin’ connoisseur, sommelier, or anything from that sorta’ limb of the wine tree. There! I said it! What I could be considered is a hopelessly devoted wine enthusiast with a very taste-driven perspective on cheap wine. It’s my…

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Happy Weekend from Happy California Wine Country

Taking a weekend’s break from happy beaches, here’s a list of 5 fall things to do in fabulous California wine country, including Banshee’s new eclectic wine tasting room, Clos Pegase, and A summit estate tour and tasting at Jordan Winery. Found via this article from California Home + Design. Wish I could be there! Happy weekend,…

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