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CQ Premieres Sip & Spin, Featuring XOBC Cellars Proud Sparkling Rosé

Country Queer’s Sip & Spin video series (“You can’t pair a wine with an album…can you?”) premieres today with Episode 1’s Pride-finale theme: XOBC Cellars Proud Sparkling Rosé.

In this premiere episode, music journalist Aimsel Ponti is joined by wine expert Liz Rubin as they explore the unique qualities of Proud Sparkling Rosé, produced by Brandi Carlile’s wine label, XOBC Cellars. Ponti is challenged to pair a Brandi Carlile album with the Pride-themed wine.

Sip & Spin is currently available exclusively to Country Queer readers. In conjunction with this premiere, we’re giving away prizes (including a stainless steel Sip & Spin “water” bottle) to all new email subscribers.

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A Honky-Tonk of Our Own

Country Queer is proud to partner with XOBC Cellars on this video. XOBC Cellars provided wine, information, and images.

Producer: Dale Henry Geist
Director: Lauren Tabak (
Host: Aimsel Ponti (,
Guest: Liz Rubin (,
Location: Five Springs Farm, courtesy of Avery Hellman
XOBC Cellars Liaison: Lauren Lackey (
Concept: James M. Berry