Monthly Archives: August 2016



Recently I had the chance to sit down with a wonderfully spunky little ball of energy named Rachel Locker. This girl is both full of enthusiasm and spirit! Here’s what she had to say about coaching CrossFit and working with Tales of Reese. First of all, Rachel, tell us a […]

The Ink Stained Pearl interviews Rachel Locker


There’s nothing we love more at Taste of Purple than a day of “industry research.” This of course is just a fancy term for the days we all forget our responsibilities and go run away to taste wines. Recently, in one of our teams many (many) travels to Long Island […]

Taste of Purple visits Bedell Cellars



Recently my travels took me to the outskirts of Long Island to visit with some wineries there. While the North Fork proved to be overflowing with tasting rooms, the South Fork contains significantly fewer wineries. The vineyards we found there, however, were definitely worth the trip. One such vineyard was […]

The Ink Stained Pearl visits Wolffer Estate