Erin James

Erin James is the editor-in-chief of Sip Publishing, publishers of Sip Northwest and CIDERCRAFT magazines, and a longtime freelance writer and editor with a focus on food, beverage and travel writing.

Author’s recent posts:

5 Spring Break-Inspired Cocktails That Are The Next Best Thing To Being In Mexico

You don’t have to take your top off on South Padre Island to find that spring break feeling again. Here are five bartender-recommended cocktails.

TFT How To: Taste Wine Like A Professional In 10 Easy Steps

Interested in day drinking at one of your new favorite winery tasting rooms? Here are 10 steps on how to taste wine like a pro:

Drink Like It’s Spring Break Without Breaking The Bank With These 7 Wines

Now as a responsible adult your spring break doesn’t have to consistent of a bartender dumping free tequila down your gullet.

Bartenders Share Their Favorite Ways To Drown Valentine’s Day Sorrows

Three bartenders offer up their remedy to Valentine’s Day with three lip-smacking cocktails, plus their suggestions on what to eat and watch, cocktail in hand. Here's to love!

Fruit Sampler: 5 Wines Made From Grape Alternatives

One of the oldest alcoholic beverages is a drink both sleep-deprived mothers and blowhard stockbrokers hold close to their hearts: wine.

Corkscrewed: 4 Nifty Ways You’ll See Wine Packaged This Year

There are nearly 9,000 wineries in the United States. According to the Wine Institute, the amount of wine produced in 2015 almost tipped the scale at eight million gallons, with each U.S. wine-consuming resident knocking back an average of 2.83 gallons that year.

Here Are The Coolest Tech-Savvy Wine Gadgets Of 2017

Courtesy of tech-savvy entrepreneurs who aimed their geek-powered creativity at alcohol enjoyment, technology has gotten a lot more mainstream in the world of wine.

7 Budget-Savvy Champagne Alternatives For New Year’s Eve

Reign in that extra spending in a naturally costly time of year by following this list of non-vintage (NV), budget-savvy Champagne alternatives for New Year’s Eve, all for under $20.

Wassail Prep: 5 Drink Pairings To Wash Down Your Holiday Feast

Give your drinking a cultured and complementary purpose by matching each drink you take down with an equally toothsome dinner course.

5 Wine And Vegetable Pairings You Never Knew You Needed

Butter ‘em up, dredge them in cheese, flash-fry coated in tempura or take in all their nutritional goodness raw, vegetables are part of a balanced diet and actually do taste good, especially when the right wine is paired with them. Here's how to do it right.