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May 2009

Mumm Napa Brut Rosé

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”  —  Shakespeare Wine Harlots cannot get enough of this California blush sparkler! Mumm Napa Brut Rosé is a delicious sophisticated sparkling wine.  The color is compelling, a pinky-blush-salmon color. Wild strawberry tartness. You’ll want to buy a couple of bottles, ’cause we can guarantee one bottle […]

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Four Cabernet Sauvignon

“I like to have a Martini, Two at the very most, Three I’m under the table, Four I’m under my host!” — Dorothy Parker Four is like a party in a box.  No really, it’s wine in a box.  And this ain’t your daddy’s box ‘o wine. Well, not really a box, as the tagline […]

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St. Supéry Merlot 2002

bottle shot of the lush St Supery Napa Valley Merlot. The bottle is dark with a graphic label half white and half blue

“A bottle of good wine, like a good act, shines ever in the retrospect” — Robert Louis Stevenson   St. Supéry always evokes happy memories for me.  The first time I had their wine was with friends Sharon and Colleen at Piatti before a Christmas shopping trip in La Jolla on an iconic California winter’s […]

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Wine Glasses (Literally)

recycled green glass tumbler repurposed from used wine bottles. the ecologically friendly drinking glasses have been etched with a map of the Earth

“Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.”  —  George Lois Here’s a great gift for your favorite tree-hugging wino.  These glasses have been reclaimed and repurposed from discarded wine bottles.  They’re and fun and funky.  The tumblers above are from Bodhicitta and retail for $52 […]

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Spit or Swallow?

a wine drinkers t-shirt that says either,

“I’m a woman of very few words, but lots of action.”  —  Mae West Wine Harlots are crushing on these cunningly inappropriate shirts from The Second Glass.  They are $20 USD and I can guarantee wearing one will be a conversation starter.  Wine Harlots have had a saucy spirited debate.  Which one are you? Seeing […]

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Kim Crawford New Zealand Unoaked Chardonnay 2007

bottle shot of Kim Crawford New Zealand Unoaked Chardonnay

“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. ”  —  Pablo Picasso The wine is an appealing straw color, with an alluring nose of sweet white peaches.  The palate was a delicious melody of fresh, bright crisp fruit.  This is a great stand-alone wine, which […]

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Mantra Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2006

“The mantra becomes one’s staff of life and carries one through every ordeal.  Each repetition has a new meaning, carrying you nearer and nearer to God.”  —  Mahatma Gandhi    Wine Harlots new mantra is: “drink more Mantra.”  This is a delicious quaff from a family-owned boutique winery in Sonoma.  The color of the wine […]

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Calina Reserva Merlot 2007

“If anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving. I am not drinking any fucking Merlot!”  —  Miles Raymond in Sideways Wine Harlots are drinking merlot.  Lots of it.  And at this price, so should you.  If Miles goes home, it’s really for the best. He’s not very adept in social situations, and there will be more ‘effing […]

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Ken Forrester Stellenbosch Petit Chenin 2007

bottle shot of the South African white wine Ken Forrester Stellenbosch Petit Chenin 2007

“Most dreams of glory are safe because we never venture to put them into practice.” — Charles Curothe Ken Forrester 2007 Stellenbosch Petit Chenin is currently the best selling white at the Wine Loft. I was a little skeptical, as chenin blanc has a lingering bad rep from the 1970’s (think Technicolor polyester suits and […]

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Trader Joe’s Coastal Zinfandel 2007

  “Nothing makes one so vain as being told one is a sinner.  Conscience makes egotists of us all.”  — Oscar Wilde     This is another bargain buy from the Trader Joe’s Coastal line.  It’s a gorgeous ruby red, with jammy fruit and peppery spices.  This a lighter wine than the big screaming monster […]

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