Talbott Vineyards Club Members Party 2015

by Nannette Eaton on April 19, 2015

What do the Wine Harlots do when we are “off-duty?” You’re not surprised that it involves wine. Our friend, Brix Chick Liza is a member of the Talbott Vineyards wine club and invited us to join her at the annual club member pick up party, so we piled in the Brix Chicks hoopty and rolled down Highway 1 to the Santa Lucia Highlands. Besides the stellar Talbott wines, the event was catered by Grillworks and the music was Country Cougars. Here’s a few images of the event — and no! — we did not test our skill at mechanical bull-riding!

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Photo credit: EatonAlive ©2015

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Compound Interest :: The Chemistry Of Series

by Nannette Eaton on April 16, 2015

Love, love, love these infographics from Compound Interest. Of course, I’m enchanted by the alcohol series, with the Champagne, red wine, beer and whiskey being favorites. You can even order them in poster size, to slake your thirst for science.
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Infographics courtesy of Compound Interest ©2015

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Quote of the Day

by Nannette Eaton on March 9, 2015

“Wine brings to light the hidden secrets of the soul.” — Horace

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International Women’s Day, Wine Harlot-style

by Nannette Eaton on March 8, 2015

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ― Golda Meir

Gloria Steinem A Bunny’s Tale J Wine Kramer Vineyards

In honor of International Women’s Day, Wine Harlots are celebrating five fabulous women. Gloria Steinem, who in 1963, went undercover at Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Club and produced the exposé “The Bunny’s Tale.” Judy Jordan and Melissa Stackhouse of J Vineyards and Winery and Trudy and Kim Kramer of Kramer Vineyards, who craft beautiful sparkling wines.

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Photo credit: EatonAlive ©2015

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6 façons de dire “je t’aime”
6 Ways to Say “I Love You”

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Guys, you think you have romantic game? You may have to step it up several notches after viewing these series of video love-notes. 6 façons de dire “je t’aime” (6 Ways to Say “I Love You”) is a media campaign promoting the products of France’s Southwest region to their trade partners in China. The video […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 18
Union Wine Co.
Underwood Pinot in a Can

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“Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.” — W. C. Fields No corkscrew? Union Wine Co. Underwood Pinot in a Can to the rescue!  Union Wine Co. was based on the premise that rejected the construct that […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 17
Remy Wines Lagrein 2011

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“For nonconformity, the world whips you with its pleasure.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Specializing in wines that aren’t pinot noir in the Willamette Valley takes a rebel heart. Enter Remy Drabkin. Remy grew up in the valley, and began working harvests at thirteen. The circuitous life-journey led Remy to a passion for Italian red varietals. […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 16
Mouton Noir Oregogne (Rogue)
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012

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“I want to create my wine, my art, my life on my own terms. And part of those terms is that I don’t see wine as a status symbol, or some type of an exclusive club. I see wine as art, geography, history. A condiment to life. My mission is to make wine more accessible […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 15
Cowhorn Spiral 36 2013

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“It is our inward journey that leads us through time – forward or back, seldom in a straight line, most often spiraling. Each of us is moving, changing, with respect to others. As we discover, we remember; remembering, we discover; and most intensely do we experience this when our separate journeys converge. Our living experience […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 14
Lumos Pinot Noir Temperance Hill 2012


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“Strange to say, the luminous world is the invisible world; the luminous world is that which we do not see. Our eyes of flesh see only night.” — Victor Hugo “I believe that there is luminosity hiding in the shadow of the mundane. And things that hover at the periphery of our vision. If that’s […]

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