Articles Posted in the WINE Category

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    Beer vs. Wine: Movie Theatre Butter Popcorn?

    I never, and I mean never, go to the actual movie theater. So when I finally get the opportunity, I like to go big. Now, we are all adults here. And (hopefully) some of us can admit that some things are just a little bit more fun when booze is involved, especially if you are [...]

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    Bistro Jeanty + The Beer Wench Announce Napa’s First Beer vs. Wine Dinner

    Napa, CA – Wine dinners are plentiful in wine country. Beer dinners, on the other hand, rarely occur. And dinners with both beer and wine on the table are virtually non-existent. But not anymore. This December 8th at 6pm, Yountville’s Michelin star-awarded restaurant Bistro Jeanty will be presenting the first ever beer vs. wine dinner [...]

  • The French Laundry: An Unexpected Craft Beer Experience in Wine Country

    The French Laundry: An Unexpected Craft Beer Experience in Wine Country

    For those of you that have been living under a rock this week and missed my writing debut on CraftBeer.Com, SHAME ON YOU! I was recently offered the opportunity to write a piece for the “Craft Beer Muse” section on For some time now, craft beer has been fighting for a rightful spot on [...]

  • Announcing The 2nd Annual Mutineer Magazine Red Carpet Tasting Event

    Announcing The 2nd Annual Mutineer Magazine Red Carpet Tasting Event

    Friends, prepare yourselves for the most epic party of the year. On Sunday May 23rd, Mutineer Magazine is hosting its 2nd Annual Red Carpet Tasting Event at Falcon Hollywood in Los Angeles. The guest lists consists of a star-studded roundup of over 350 fine beverage VIPs: including industry celebrities, winemakers, brewers, beverage bloggers, and more. [...]

  • The Wench Takes On WBC 2009

    The Wench Takes On WBC 2009

    So where were we? Ahhh yes. I was about to tell you about my experience at the 2009 Wine Bloggers Conference in the last post … but then I stopped. Because I’m a little tease. If I could sum up the events on WBC 2009 into one picture … … ahhh yes. That says it [...]

  • Infiltrating the Wine Bloggers Conference

    Infiltrating the Wine Bloggers Conference

    This weekend I traveled out to the heart of California’s wine country to attend The Wine Bloggers Conference. Sounds weird, right — since “technically“, I’m not a wine blogger (details, details). Last year, I missed the first ever Wine Bloggers Conference. This turned out to be extremely tragic and I vowed never again to miss [...]

  • Pinot Gris = Pilsner

    Pinot Gris = Pilsner

    Light, crisp, refreshing and easy to drink — both the Pinot Gris wine varietal and the Pilsner style of beer are perfect beverages for warding off the sweltering heat of summer. This linear pairing is unique in that both beverages are almost identical in color. Both are very light & clear, ranging from pale to [...]

  • Gewürztraminer = Witbier

    Gewürztraminer = Witbier

    Thus far, the response to Project NO MAN’S LAND has been extremely positive. Which means, we have a green light to continue forward. There is no real method in my madness when it comes to the order in which I am presenting my linear pairings. Ultimately, it all depends on my mood and what varietal [...]

  • Sauvignon Blanc = India Pale Ale

    Sauvignon Blanc = India Pale Ale

    The marks my first “official” post in Project No Man’s Land. The project will consist of a series of posts illustrating linear pairings between wine varietals and beer styles. Naturally, this project is entirely subjective and has absolutely no scientific foundation. Nonetheless, I have a lot of confidence in its purpose and I am tremendously [...]

  • The Wench Enters NO MAN’S LAND

    The Wench Enters NO MAN’S LAND

    It is official. I have decided to journey into territory that only a few have entered — and even fewer have survived. I am trespassing into NO MAN’S LAND. And instead of wearing camouflage and hiding in the bushes, I will be parading myself in bright neon colors and flashy sequins. Now. I know you [...]