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Reimagining Wine Packaging: Why the Wine Industry Needs to Think Outside the Box… and Bottle

I am honored to be one of the contributing writers to this article below, one of a series of articles resulting from the Born Digital Wine Awards with Vinventions #BDWASummit which took place on May 30th to June 1st, 2019 in Liège, Belgium. The event’s purpose was to unite winners and judges from the annual […]

Ten Questions for Anthony Campbell of Redwing Café in Rainier Beach, Seattle

When my chosen family in Seattle moved to the Rainier Beach, Seattle, neighborhood a year and a half ago, one of the first restaurants to which they introduced me was Redwing Café. I was immediately smitten with the entire restaurant, from the healthy menu selections to the warm and friendly atmosphere, to the art adorning […]

Beth’s Smart Sip: 2014 Highlands Winery Zinfandel

My passion for zinfandel made the way it ought to be was reignited when I tasted this sample from Oakville’s Highlands Winery. It is not often that I use the word lovely and elegant when describing a zinfandel, but this is just that. Black cherry fruit and mouthwatering acidity lead into a subtle peppery finish. Structured, […]

Ten Questions for Adam and Kate Bannasch of Copper Crown in Asheville, North Carolina

A third restaurant that I visited during my recent trip to Asheville, North Carolina, was Copper Crown in East Asheville. I grew up here, fewer than two miles away, so this restaurant touched my heart and palate in a special way. I never in a million years imagined such a restaurant in East Asheville, but […]

Ten Questions for Sam Etheridge of Ambrozia Bar & Bistro in Asheville, North Carolina

Another restaurant stop on my recent visit to my hometown of Asheville, North Carolina, was Ambrozia Bar & Bistro in North Asheville, in the neighborhood where my mother grew up and where my uncle, aunt and cousins lived. I had not been to this part of the city in a long time, so imagine how […]