Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover

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Erin Cooper and Christine Vanover have been residents of Las Vegas since 2007. Vanover is also a UNLV Alumnus. Both women are Territory Managers for the Resort Wine Team at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, members of Women Gone Wine and the founders of Twinkle Toast.info@twinkletoast.comwww.twinkletoast.comFacebook: @TwinkleToast Twitter: TwinkleToastLVInstagram: @TwinkleToastLV

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Photo by Erin Cooper We are firm believers that pairing wine with food shouldn’t be solely reserved for fine dining in fancy restaurants. Wine can and should be enjoyed in a Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Oct 1, 2018

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Photo by Erin Cooper With all the hype surrounding Ketogenic, Paleo and low-carb diets, we thought it would be interesting to get a registered dietitian’s perspective on how wine can Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Sep 1, 2018

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Photos by Christine Vanover & Kate McGuire This July, we were fortunate enough to travel to Willamette Valley AVA to visit Roserock and Domaine Drouhin and Walla Walla AVA to Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Aug 1, 2018

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Photo by Erin Cooper For Jesse Bongiovi and Ali Thomas, summertime in the Hamptons and drinking rosé has always gone hand in hand, but it wasn’t until recently that they Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Jul 1, 2018

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Photo by Erin Cooper When you think of champagne, it is difficult not to think of Dom Pérignon. We all know that it has historical ties, and has been around Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Jun 1, 2018

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Photo by Erin Cooper The Mondavi family name has been synonymous with the California wine industry for over 50 years, and the newest generation of Mondavi winemakers is rising to Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on May 1, 2018

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Photo by Erin Cooper. Flowers are blooming, picnics blankets are unfolding and people are in the mood for fun and refreshing white wines. One could play it safe and choose Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Apr 1, 2018

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Photo by Erin Cooper Norman Acosta is Lead Sommelier at Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar located in Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort & Casino.  Acosta has worked in the Las Vegas Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Feb 1, 2018

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Photo by Erin Cooper.  Hamptons, located in Tivoli Village, is a brand-new concept created for Las Vegas by Heinrich Stasiuk’s Wild Thyme Restaurant Group. Although Hamptons might be new, it Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Jan 1, 2018

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photo by Erin Cooper The definition of “mull” as a verb was first documented in the 17th century and means to warm a beverage, especially wine, beer or cider, and Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Dec 1, 2017

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photo by Erin Cooper Although Nevada law states that it is illegal to operate a winery in a county with a population of over 100,000 people, the late Charlie Peters, Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Nov 1, 2017

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Photos by Erin Cooper - Yoga instructor Patrick Mason - TruFusion on Blue Diamond On our hunt for exciting ways to make wine more approachable for the average consumer, we Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Oct 1, 2017

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Wine and food go together like showgirls and feathers or Elvis impersonators and sparkly jumpsuits, and some of Las Vegas’ most prestigious restaurants have created one-of-a-kind dining experiences with Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Sep 1, 2017

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Since 1977, The Court of Master Sommeliers has been promoting a high level of professionalism and excellence in the hotel and restaurant beverage service industry. The Court offers four Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Aug 1, 2017

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Master Sommelier Will Costello recently introduced us to something called a porrón, which looks like a cross between a decanter and a watering can. Porróns have been around for Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Jul 1, 2017

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We are the first to admit that the struggle has been real for rosé drinkers in Las Vegas. Despite our desert temperatures, we were fashionably late to discovering the Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Jun 1, 2017

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Hooray for picnic season! Ok, we realize that there is not an official “picnic season” but when you’ve been in Las Vegas as long as we have, you deeply Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on May 1, 2017

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Pool season is quickly approaching, and if you are like us, you are starting to look more closely at the calories and carbohydrates in what you are consuming. An Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Apr 1, 2017

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According to Forbes, in 2015 a mere 27% of senior management roles were held by women in the food and beverage industry worldwide. Statistics like this were one of Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Mar 1, 2017