Record Store Day

It seems like theres a “Day” for everything. On national Ice Cream Day, we begrudgingly succumb to the pressure of eating ice cream. It sucks, and I hate it. But, I’m willing to sacrifice for the greater good. (Let me […]

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Start your summer early with Washed Out

If you’re possibly looking for new music suggestions this month, you should listen (and give an honest chance) to the latest album by Washed Out called Paracosm. Especially since the weather is about to turn a corner! The best way […]

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La Rioja Alta: making wine as a family for 125 years!

La Rioja Alta is one of the oldest family-owned wineries in the greater North-Central area of Spain. On July 10th, 1890, five families joined together in a dream to make top-tier wines from their homeland, Rioja. Fast forward to the […]

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What REALLY is Vino & Vinyl?

For quite a while now there has been a certain vagueness surrounding the concept of Vino & Vinyl. We never had the intent to keep everyone in the dark or in some weird way, frustrate our followers. But somehow, amidst […]

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When you look at this glass, what color do you see?

I know that everyone is jumping on the “dress” bandwagon. Blue & black? White & tan? My favorite meme of the whole last week, was a picture of a cute little white and tan dog, and it said something along […]

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Garron DuPree and the music of Eisley

The music of Eisley has always captivated me. As a boy, I read The Chronicles of Narnia and watched movies like The Never Ending Story. I was entranced by fantasy, and to this day I have a curiosity for what […]

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Navigating the wines of Dave Phinney

Over the last year, I have received numerous questions from friends as to what is up with the wines of Orin Swift – questions like, “Why is The Prisoner on its own website now?” and “What are Location wines?”. Here […]

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Mega Purple saves the day!

Here is a picture of Mega Purple. No, not really. It’s actually easier to imagine some random middle-aged guy in The Phantom costume. As funny as it seems, this mental image really works when writing about this subject, because Mega Purple is here […]

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Alabama Shakes

One look at the lead singer of the Alabama Shakes and your whole paradigm of music is blown: a girl in her Sunday dress, a Gibson SG in her hands (an electric guitar made wildly popular in the 60’s), a […]

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Banshee Wines: setting new standards

The story of Banshee Wines is a tale of an American dream. Three renegades in the wine business, coming together to write a greater story than themselves. Three friends risking it all by quitting their jobs in different parts of […]

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