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SIP&STYLE VOLUME 1: FASHION IN FRANCE


SIP&STYLE ON THE COUCH WINE & WARDROBE PAGES 3 - 19

PARIS PAIRING

WINE & ARCHITECTURE PAGES 20 - 57

CANNES COUTURE WINE & STYLE PAGES 58 - 65

THE RED CARPET WINE & FASHION PAGES 66 - 73

WHEN IN FRANCE

DINING, DRINKING & WHAT FOLLOWS PAGES 74 - 97


WINE & WARDROBE WITH ALLIE MERRICK

ON THE COUCH


A LA MAI N 2011 CUVEE GRACE VIOGNIER paired with the grace & elegance of

ANASTASIA CHATZKA


TERO ESTATES 2009 OLD BLOCK CABERNET SAUVIGNON paired with the sex appeal & structure of

ANASTASIA CHATZKA


SKYLIT201E 2CELLARS SYRAH paired with the rich texture & tones of

PROPERFIT CLOTHING


NI2009 COLAS BAZAN UNA VIDA PINOT NOIR paired with the feminine edge & vibrancy of

PROPERFIT CLOTHING


WINE & ARCHITECTURE

PARISIAN PAIRING


"Today is my last day in Paris (for now). While here for my first time in 'The City of Light’, I've decided that if Paris came in the form of wine, it would be a bottle of Pinot Noir. The elegance & romance of the city are embodied in the feminine aromatics & forward flavor that Pinot possesses.� - Allie Merrick


NICOLAS BAZAN 2009 Una Vida Pinot Noir A rich, full-bodied wine, the Nicolas Bazan 2009 Una Vida Pinot Noir makes a bold statement with aromatics of red currant and spiced cedar. Supporting flavors of peppered red cherry and boysenberry jam are presented on the palate.

www.unavida.org


WINE & STYLE

CANNES COUTURE


“When it comes to both wine & wardrobe, I seek out examples with signature style. I search for wine that autographs your palate with an authentic expression. I then match what I sip with what I slip into. As it is with food, fashion pairs well with wine.� - Allie Merrick


SKYLITE CELLARS 2012 Syrah With a bright & shiny gloss to start, this 2012 Syrah from Walla Walla is polished with bright satin acid and a beautiful matte finish that is both velvety & vibrant.

www.skylitecellars.com


TERO ESTATES 2009 Old Block Windrow Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon In richness that is both racy & refined, the dark nuances of currant chiffon, and sheer minerality flow across the palate with sturdy yet supple structure hemmed with hints of vintage roses & spices.

www.teroestates.com


THE LOST DISTILLERY CO. Gerston Blended Malt Whiskey Masculine, yet gentile, this whiskey is one that will make one weak in the knees & pleased on the palate. Swooning comes with sipping this blended malt whiskey that makes both women & men beg for more of the smokey, toffee essence it offers.

www.lost-distillery.com


WINE & FASHION

THE RED CARPET


“We met on the red carpet. Gian (a mens lifestyle blogger from Australia), Krystin (a style blogger from D.C.) and me (a wine & what follows blogger from the Michigan) all met for the first time at a fashion show in Cannes. From the moment we introduced ourselves to one another, we spent nearly every waking moment together for five days covering Cannes and the fashion we captured both on and off of the red carpet.� - Allie Merrick


KRYSTIN HARGROVE Be Loud Be You www.beloudbeyou.com Personal style blogger, Krystin Hargrove, is the creator of Be Loud Be You. Full-time Accountant and mom; BLBY was birthed initially as a hobby, and since then has become much more. With a focus on individuality and the economically conscious, Be Loud Be You promotes style by YOUR definition. “Sultry, but sassy, Krystin in the form of wine would be a young Oregon Pinot Noir. While she will only get better with age, she’s already rockin in epic style.” -AM


GIAN REYES Wayward Son www.waywardson.com.au Gian Reyes runs Wayward Son, a men's lifestyle blog based in Sydney Australia, his main focus is attainable luxury. The blog covers men's fashion, grooming and all other manly pursuits. He's here to chew gum and guide men to get the most bang for their buck, and he never has bubble gum. He's also terrible at movie quotes. “As a wine, Gian would be a magnificent Malbec with masculine notes of class & confidence, easily approachable & enjoyable.” -AM Suit: M.J. BALE Shirt: G-STAR RAW Shoes: EVE & KANE Knit Tie: THRIFTED Pocket Square: T.M. LEWIN


ALLIE MERRICK The Allie Way www.theallieway.org Allie Merrick is an independent content producer who shares her life through her camera lens via her lifestyle platform - The Allie Way. Through photos, videos & blog posts she explores the world through wine, food, fashion, art, music, film & more wine. As the co-host of My Wine Words, she encourages her audience to define wine in words of their own. “If I were a wine, I might be a red blend from Bordeaux - old school with vintage values, designed & defined with depth & character.” - AM

Dress: ANASTASIA Jacket: THRIFTED Hair Stylist: ALLISON BURR


DINING, DRINKING & WHAT FOLLOWS

WHEN IN FRANCE


“We met on the red carpet. Gian (a mens lifestyle blogger from Australia), Krystin (a style blogger from D.C.) and me (a wine & what follows blogger from the Michigan) all met for the first time at a fashion show in Cannes. From the moment we introduced ourselves to one another, we spent nearly every waking moment together for five days covering Cannes and the fashion we captured both on and off of the red carpet.� - Allie Merrick


ESCARGOT

It was the escargot at Le Marais that won our hearts and made it our favorite place to dine in Cannes. Paired with a bottle of Minuty from Cote de Provence, the snails were spectacular along with every other course . www.restaurantlemarais.fr


CREME BRULEE

While not one of us is a creme br没l茅e aficionado, all three of us very much enjoy this dessert, particularly when served from Petit Paris. Here we had the BEST Creme Br没l茅e that Cannes has to offer, Their tiramisu (to the left) was also phenomenal. www.le-petitparis.fr


“So, what will I miss most about France? Will it be Paris or Cannes? While both places were incredible, it was the people in both I fell in love with. And so it is that I will miss saying ‘bonjour’ in the morning & ‘bonsoir’ in the evening, and the many moments filled with speaking & sipping in between. “ -Allie Merrick


CREDITS For this production of SIP & STYLE, a special thanks goes out to the following: Krystin Hargrove Gian Reyes Nicolas Bazan Wines Tero Estates Skylite Cellars A La Main Anastasia Chatzka Properfit Clothing Allison Burr Cellhire


ANASTASIA CHATZKA CLOTHING DESIGNER www.anastasiachatzka.com


ANN WHITMAN CLOTHING DESIGNER www.properfitclothing.com


ALLISON BURR MASTER SYLIST & COLORIST www.aburr.com


CELLHIRE COMMUNICATIONS & WIRELESS PROVIDER www.cellhire.com


SIP&STYLE Produced By

THE ALLIE WAY

Sip & Style: France 2015  

Join Allie Merrick as she pairs wine & wardrobe one bottle at a time in France from Paris to Cannes. www.theallieway.org

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