Jason Carignan

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6 of the Year's Most Acclaimed Screenwriters on How They Did It

Jon Favreau <i>(Chef)</i>, Jonathan Nolan <i>(Interstellar)</i>, Chris Rock <i>(Top Five)</i>, Gillian Flynn <i>(Gone Girl)</i>, Anthony Morten <i>(The Theory of Everything)</i>, and Graham …

Cigar Aficionado on Twitter: "Be aware, Scotch lovers, a Storm has come to the U.S., courtesy of Talisker Distillery. http://t.co/WK9dJv9oZS http://t.co/r4pm9nU4Ti"

Thanksgiving: American Wines for an American Celebration

Thanksgiving is the distinctively American holiday and we are happy to share the idea of a day of appreciation with other nations. A festive meal is …

Geek Techinique on How to Taste Red Wine

Check out the expanded guide here: <b>How To Taste Wine & Develop Your Palate</b><p><i>This method contains the fundamental parts of all wine tasting techniques.</i> …

Pinot Gris vs Pinot Grigio Wine I Wine Folly

Perhaps you already know that Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same wine. What’s surprising is that the gray-red grape that makes these wines is a …

Is This the Beginning of Juice Box Wine?

Juice Box globalization was one of three wine market scenarios that I proposed in a talk I gave in January 2013 at the Unified Wine and Grape …

Elephants Optional: Two New Reports on South Africa’s Wines

President Obama’s recent trip to Africa (including his much publicized pilgrimage to South Africa) presents us with a good opportunity to reassess …

Subway style Wine Descriptions Chart (Infographic)

Check out over 120 different wine descriptions defined.<p>You can split up wine descriptions into 12 main categories of characteristics such as body, …

"Dr. Vino's verdict" over at FoodandWine.com

I’m doing a series of micro-pieces over at FoodandWine.com in a space they’re calling “Dr. Vino’s Verdict.” I can’t promise the wisdom of Solomon but …

Brave New World on Planet Riesling

No joke: Idaho Riesling<p>I’ve been writing about the problems of marketing misunderstood and misunderappreciated wines for the last couple of weeks and …

The Essence of Wine: Oak

Few have actually spent time gnawing on a piece of oak, but some know the scent well enough, having perused the selections at their local lumber …

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Defining 18 Noble Grapes to Expand Your Palate

A Spectrum of Wine in Just 18 Noble Grapes<p>Want to experience the entire range of wine?<br>—<br>It’s time to ditch the same ol’ wine you’ve been drinking and …

Wine

The Alchemy of Writing — More Tips from a Pro

<i>This interview on the creative process is part II in an interview with award-winning author Fred Waitzkin. Part I can be found here.</i><p><b>Reading time:</b><br>– …

How to Create a Viral Book Trailer (or Get 1,000,000 Views for Almost Anything)

<i>How do you create a viral video?</i><p>I am asked this quite a lot. I’ve been asked by authors, TV producers, and first-time Kickstarter entrepreneurs. In …

How to (Really) Make $1,000,000 Selling E-Books – Real-World Case Studies

This is a guest post by Ryan Buckley and the team at Scripted. I have added my own tools and recommendations after “TIM” throughout the piece.<p>Enter …