Author Archives: Tricia H. Conover

Chatting With Dallas Chef Janice Provost, The Host Of 'Tastefully Prime'

Chatting With Dallas Chef Janice Provost, The Host Of ‘Tastefully Prime’

Are you ready to be inspired? We're thrilled to announce our new lifestyle/cooking show — Tastefully Prime! For our first episode, we're meeting with Janice Provost, a famous Dallas-based chef to chat about all things entertaining. The Tastefully Prime pilot episode features cooking, flower arranging, cocktail crafting, and the art… Read More
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • August 20, 2020
Food and Wine

Texas Wineries: Open for Business

The countryside in Texas has never looked this beautiful. Is it, perhaps, the unseasonable amount of rain this year? More likely, the rural beauty of the Lone Star State presents a stark contrast to the four walls of the home after sequestering for three months. Whether you are in North… Read More
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • June 22, 2020
distillery hand sanitizer

Distilleries Switch to Hand Sanitizer Production

On March 20, Merrilee Kick, the CEO and founder of BuzzBallz, LLC/Southern, decided to adjust distillery operations from solely cocktail production to add the creation of hand sanitizer. This product would then be donated to health care facilities, municipalities, and retail personnel in Texas. That day, Kick contacted the Dallas-based… Read More
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • May 6, 2020
Food and Wine

Wineries and the Coronavirus Crisis: How You Can Help

It’s not unusual to see emails, notices, and special online offers from local and national USA businesses this week. All businesses, including the wine industry, are being impacted by the Coronavirus crisis. According to just-drinks Magazine, Treasury Wines (maker of Penfold's, Beringer, 19 Crimes, Stags Leap, and others selling 30… Read More
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • March 25, 2020

Discover New & Old World Wine on a Wine-Themed Rhine River Cruise

Let me take you on my recent Rhine River cruise aboard AmaKristina, hosted by Fred Franks, CEO of famed Dr. Konstantin Frank Wines. Wine & Spirits Magazine recently awarded the Dr. Frank Wines as one of the 2019 “Top 100 Wineries” in the world. These Rhine River regions with their… Read More
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • January 3, 2020
best champagne for new years
Food and Wine

The Best Champagne for New Year’s Eve? These 4 Sommelier Picks!

There are more stories and rumors about Champagne than about any other wine in history. Why does this drink evoke so much lore? Why have important figures in history talked about its importance and effects? Remember, you can only call it “Champagne” if it comes from the Champagne region of… Read More
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • December 27, 2019
Food and Wine

12 Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party and Wine Pairing

Are you looking for something new and unusual to try when hosting a dinner party this season? Fall is the perfect time to host a “Portfolio Wine Dinner." The season brings us a breadth of culinary choices for vegetables and fruits, a spice rack full of wonderful scents and tastes,… Read More
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • November 15, 2019
These Halloween cocktails are inspired by gin's ghoulish history!
Food and Wine

Ghoulish Gin Halloween Cocktails

Gin has enjoyed a colorful, yet ignoble history appropriate for the Halloween season. From swashbuckling pirates to James Bond many throughout history have imbibed in gin cocktails. Learn about the history of gin below, then enjoy our halloween cocktails inspired by this liquor's history! The Early Days of Gin In… Read More
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • October 29, 2019
Prime Women Wine Tasting
Food and Wine

The PrimeWomen “Wine in a Can” Video Taste Test

Have you ever wondered if “wine in a can” tastes good? Are you hesitant to give up your wine bottles in favor of a can? I am here to help you answer those questions. Join me at our PrimeWomen Media wine tasting to determine our picks for best wine in… Read More
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • October 11, 2019
Food and Wine

US Premium Rosé Wine Brands vs French – A Taste Test

Watch Tricia's Rosé Tasting Reviews https://youtu.be/pmP7TeErpp8 Dry rosé wines are produced all around the world in many wine regions using countless varieties of red grapes. Rosé wines have been the fastest growing category of wine consumed in the last few years. Rosé wine brands in the USA are growing rapidly.… Read More
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • July 12, 2019
Prime Women Mature Weddings in WIne Country

The Prime Woman’s Guide to Wine Country Weddings

The USA is now the largest wine consuming country in the world. Considering this, it is not difficult to appreciate the growing interest in Wine Country wedding venues across America, especially for second weddings. Brides are crafting new traditions around these spectacular vistas. Imagine having a wedding ceremony between vineyard… Read More
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • June 8, 2019
Stop Robocalls

How to Stop ‘Robocalls’? Be an Activist!

Are the 'robocalls' getting to you, too? Have you just about had it with the Health Insurance scams, the IRS scams, the Chinese Consulate scam, and the Vacation Club scams? The New York Post reported: “Transaction Network Services estimate that one-third of all calls placed in the first half of… Read More
  • Tricia H. Conover |
  • April 6, 2019

About Tricia H. Conover

Tricia Conover, DipWSET, CSS, Wine and Travel Writer, is the Wine Editor for PRiME Magazine and freelance writer for JustLuxe.com, LuxeGetaways.com, The SommJournal, The Clever Root, and FWT Magazine. She has written extensively about her travels to the wine regions of the US, Italy, Greece, France and Spain. She is a WSET® Diploma of Wine Level 4, Certified Advanced Sommelier wine professional, and a CSS, Certified Spirits Specialist from the Society of Wine Educators. Tricia holds a B.S. in Environmental Health from Purdue University. She is a C.W.P. Certified Wine Professional and studied at the Culinary Institute of America, Napa Valley and at the UC Davis Viticulture Extension program. Check out her website, and follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn.