Sugar, additives, calories in wine -- the dirty truth behind some of the country's largest brands

Photo: The Jason Show

All the reasons that I started Sip Better, my friends, lives right here in this recent segment I did on The Jason Show.  

How do I drink wine?  Low in calories, without sugar, no additives, pesticides, concentrates and free of all the other dirty little agents that can be added to wine in certain regions or countries​.  

Sip Better is just that -- wine produced free + clear from all of the above, only from organic/sustainable family farmers and generally low in caloric intake.  

This week on Fox 9 I discuss a few tips as to 'how' to drink low in sugar/calories and the brands to avoid when perusing your local retail shelf.  

Check it out!

A Savory Holiday App paired to Leslee's Winter (Wine) G+T

Photo: Amusée

Looking for that perfect holiday tipple + appetizer pairing that will 'WOW' your guests?


This week on The Jason Show, our very own somm, Leslee, shows off her wine-tail making skills with her original Winter (Wine) G+T Recipe paired to one of her best pal's Gougère Spinach + Artichoke Recipes.

Chef out Leslee + Chef Corey of Create Catering on The Jason Show earlier this week!



In the meantime, enjoy Leslee's Winter G+ T Recipe and learn how to make Chef Corey's delicious gougères!


A Somm's Winter G+T

Infuse approx 2oz of fresh spruce tips in to a bottle of dry London gin (Bombay or Beefeater) for 24hrs

(May infuse longer, however, be aware the longer the infusion, the more bitter your gin will become from the pine resin, etc.)

Strain spruce tips, needles, etc. from gin + rebottle

Cocktail Time:

  • Shake 2oz (per person) of infused gin with ice
  • Pour into large Burgundy wine glass
  • Top with 4oz of delicious Cava -- like this one!



Chef Corey's Spinach + Artichoke filled Gougères

Makes roughly 50...

Thanksgiving Recipes + Wine Pairings

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This week we nearly broke the internet with a Thanksgiving dish that a friend of mine created for our segment on a popular local daytime television show I regularly appear on.

Chef Corey Meier, from Create Catering, whipped up an English Muffin stuffing that made our talk show host, Jason Matheson, from The Jason Show 'oooohh + ahhhh' more than any other food segment as we chatted delicious Thanksgiving sides coupled to a variety of wines perfectly paired to the dishes.

Watch the segment, grab the recipe + order up the wines -- just in time for your Thanksgiving feast (see details in the SHOP page for ordering the wines)!

Thanksgiving Dessert Alert! I'm also featuring a delicious Layered Pumpkin Pie in a Jar recipe from my gal pal, Brenda, of A Farmgirl's Dabbles. Because who doesn't need a tasty new way to enjoy pumpkin pie this holiday season? Click HERE for the recipe.

Enjoy your bites + paired Sip Better sips this Thanksgiving!



RECIPE

English Muffin Stuffing Paired to Domaine des...

Pumpkin Spice Latte Wine Alternatives!

Think about it just for a second...

If you took a Pumpkin Spice Latte and deconstructed it, what are the parts of this favorite fall drink that you love the most?

The Pumpkin? The Spice? or The Latte?

I broke up every part of this frothy delicious fall treat + gave you oodles of wines to sip instead! Wines paired to Pumpkin. Wines paired to cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, all spice... And wines paired to yes, a Latte!

Ever had Chardonnay paired to a can of whipped cream?
Check it out!





Wines showed in the segment:

Corte Guala Valpolicella ~ Veneto, Italy

Domaine des Chers Gamay ~ Saint-Amour, Beaujolais, France

Fabio Oberto Dolcetto d'Alba ~ Piedmont, Italy

Brooks 'Amycas' White ~ Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Cline Syrah ~ Sonoma, California

Marietta 'Old Vine Red' Zinfandel Blend ~ California

District 7 Pinot Noir ~ Monterey, California

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Tortoise Creek Chardonnay ~ Lodi, California

Domaine Gilbert PiCQ...

Five Simple Summer Spritzer + Sangria Recipes

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Everyone needs a good Sangria and/or Spritzer recipe for the summer, am I right?

This week on Fox 9's The Jason Show, I show FIVE super spritzer/sangria simple recipes for making your summer that much more refreshing! Easy on the budget and easy to make at home, making YOU look like a complete rock star at your next gathering.

Here's our Jason Show segment to get you started!

Spritzers

Ramona ruby grapefruit/wine spritzer from Italy! You guys, I LOVE this canned spritzer so much. It has seriously become one of my favorite things to drink this summer. I love to spruce this baby up by running a sprig of tarragon through a grapefruit wedge before adding it to a glass. Simply pour the canned spritzer over top for one tasty sipper! Get the Ramona here at Sip Better -- you can thank me later!

Upgrade your Weekend Mimosa with this one!


Grab your favorite bottle of Prosecco
, slice a few orange wheels and get your hands on W & P's Italian...

The Sip Better wine club is all about

  • Truly awesome wines.
    No re-packaged bulk juice here!
  • Introducing you to new wines,
    hand-picked by me, just for YOU
  • Supporting boutique,
    family-owned wineries
  • Fun & Education! You'll become an
    expert with our videos and tips