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:

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....

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.

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...

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.