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.

Recent articles

Federal Health Experts Express Concerns Over Strong Marijuana

Cannabis breeders have become really good at producing plants jam-packed with delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which, of course, is the compound that produces the stoned effects from marijuana.

WATCH: Is It Possible To Overdose On Marijuana?

This video highlights some of the misconceptions around marijuana overdoses, plus the potential problems someone might face when taking too much cannabis.

One Joint Of Cannabis Makes You Lazy, But Only In The Short Term

The fable of the lazy stoner has been around for decades. But is there good evidence in support of it?

This Week’s Music: Gracey, Adam Lambert And Halsey

This week's column features Gracey's new song, Adam Lambert's last music video and Halsey's first solo single of the year.

‘He Stole My Thunder!’ Says Hollywood A-Lister Who Shares Birthday With Baby Sussex

George Clooney may not be a likely candidate for godparent to Baby Sussex, but he has the next best thing: He shares a birthday with him.

Dogs Of Instagram: Welsh Corgi

If you follow the Royals, likely you follow their Corgis. Originating in Wales, the Welsh Corgi has been linked to the British Royals for centuries.

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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 For Your Delicious Holiday Feast

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

You’re Gonna Need It: 5 Wines To Get You Through Thanksgiving Alive

Everyone knows alcohol helps pass the time spent with less-than-kindred kin during the holiday season. If bird is the word, that dried-out turkey might need some liquid support as much as you do. With mandatory imbibing in mind, we discuss...

5 Classic Horror Flicks And What To Drink While Watching Them

Ian Dinsmore, movie reviewer and founder of Drunk Sunshine, to get his list of horror films to watch and paired the movies with select wines and beers.

6 Bottles Of Cider That Will Make You Rethink Beer

When herb is the word, botanical alternatives can get pretty high on the list of consumables that feel good. P

How Cannabis Sommeliers Are Making Dinner Parties Way More Fun

When it comes to your senses, the nose knows. Sensory evaluation, the scientific discipline that analyzes and measures human senses in response to an external source, is the educational crux for trained professionals in the wine, beer...