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April 2009

Parducci Sustainable White 2008

“I was in love with a beautiful blonde once. She drove me to drink; that’s the one thing I’m indebted to her for.”  — W. C. Fields in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break The color on this gem is a very pale yellow, like a citrine.  This has a much higher sensory effect […]

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Parducci Sustainable Red 2005

“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.”  — Michael Pollan   It was a ruby color with a quiet nose.  The flavors were a melody of fresh berries and black tea.  The finish was short.  It was a very pleasant wine.  It’s not something a hard-core wine aficionado […]

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Concho y Toro Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc 2008

“Hey Man, I’m drinking wine, eating cheese and catching some rays.”  —  Donald Sutherland  “Kelly’s Hero’s” This wine was clean, bright and fresh as a summer’s day.  It had classic sauvignon flavors, a tart citrus  vibe.  The color was light straw. The first and last glasses were drunk without food, and the acid was really […]

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LangeTwins Generations Petit Verdot/Petite Sirah 2007

“There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.”  — Ansel Adams Wine Harlots are total fangirls for […]

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Varichon & Clerc Priviliège Blanc de Blancs

“The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.” — Benjamin Franklin This is a trusty stand-by for the days that warrant bubbles, but without the special occasion champagne prices.  This non-vintage sparkler provides a multitude of small bubbles and a fruity, […]

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Kim Crawford Music Lounge

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“I certainly aim to produce wines with a distinctive character and a natural, uncluttered taste.  All the signs are that such wines are readily appreciated by an increasingly discerning wine-drinking public.” — Kim Crawford “A key element in our success is that we’re part of that urban scene, which certainly helps keep our brand hip, […]

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Viu Manent Secreto Carménère 2006

“Over the wine-dark sea.” –  Homer, The Iliad Don’t be afraid of the dark.  Viu Manent Secreto Carménère 2006 is an earthy and elemental wine; I encourage you to try this one if you are unfamiliar with the grape varietal carménère. The origin of carménère grape is from the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France.  Carménère […]

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Casa Tamaya Pink Goat Rosé 2007

They are not long, the days of wine and rosesOut of a misty dream Our path emerges for a while, then closes Within a dream. — Ernest Dowson Wine Harlots have resolved to drink more rosé in our attempts to be more continental, like our Gallic friends across the pond. The Casa Tamaya Pink Goat Rosé […]

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Carmen Classic Sauvignon Blanc 2008

“There are two reasons for drinking wine.  When you are thirsty, to cure it.  The other, when you are not thirsty, to prevent it.  Prevention is better than cure.”  —  Thomas Love Peacock I drank this wine with my friend Ginny, who has lived in New Zealand, and is a huge fan of their sauvignon […]

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Jean Philippe Cuvée Blanquette de Limoux 2007

“Money can’t buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.” — Spike Milligan Wine Harlots like bubbles…and bargains. You get both with this French sparkler.  Pale gold, with a multitude of pin-point bubbles.  It took several hours to finish the bottle, and the last glass had as many bubbles […]

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