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Last minute Thanksgiving wine selections

Last minute Thanksgiving wine selections

SEATTLE, November 26, 2014 — Thanksgiving is a great day of food, friends and family so it’s always a great time of the year to pick out wines that are as diverse as the bounty of food on the table. There really are no rules per se when it comes to picking the “right wine”


THANKSGIVING: Wine list recommendations for your holiday table

WASHINGTON, November 26, 2014  — When I first ventured to begin this write-up, its original premise was a “summer guide to wine,” as most of the wines sent in for submission were easily characterized as “summertime wines.” About half-way through the tasting process, however, the thought occurred to me, “If I call this a summertime guide, it’s doing nothing but

Holiday Wine Suggestions

Wines with which to impress over the holidays

SONOMA, CA, November 23, 2014 – It seems like it was just Halloween, but the holidays are upon us, ready or not. Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and Christmas is lurking right around the corner. With the holidays come celebrations, and with celebrations comes wine, lots of wine. Thanksgiving may be the toughest

San Francisco Halloween 2014

Find your fear in San Francisco – 13 Bay Area Halloween Haunts

SAN FRANCISCO, October 9, 2014 – Halloween is nearly upon us; the frightfully fun holiday that allows people to tap into their inner freak and put it on display for everyone to witness without judgment. These gems add up to some downright creepy places that are rumored to be haunted and open for business. Where


PAIRED: Slow-cooked food and Lodge Cast Iron

SEATTLE, October 14, 2014 — For the first time on Paried, we’re excited to announce a giveaway sponsored by our friends at Lodge. One caller will win a 5 quart dutch oven, cook book and silicone handle holders, shipped directly to them from Lodge*! Listeners can dial (914) 803-4460 to ask your questions and for a chance

Napa Valley Film Festival 2014
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Guide to the Fourth Annual Napa Valley Film Festival, November 12-16, 2014

NAPA, CA, October 26, 2014 – The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is about to kick off its fourth annual festival, with this year’s theme “The Ultimate Film, Food and Wine Experience.” Napa Valley is the perfect setting for this lavish festival.  It is already well known for its wine, food and art; now it


Oregon winery uses legal loophole to be listed as a Washington Wine

SEATTLE, September 24, 2014 — Not all in the Walla Walla Valley is as peaceful as it appears. It turns out there’s a giant loophole in the law that Oregon wineries are able to exploit to market themselves as “Washington wines”. A recent issue of Seattle Met Magazine puts the issue front and center in its “Washington’s 100 Best Wines”. It’s