July 2009

Vina Robles White 4

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”  — American proverb Wine Harlots were approached by Vina Robles asking if we would like to sample their wines.  We hadn’t ever heard of them (and with over 4000 wineries in the United States, it’s an impossible challenge to know every winery, although we’re doing our darnest to make a big […]

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Mumm Napa Brut Prestige

“Champagne yes, philosophy no.”  —  Kit Moresby in Paul Bowles’  The Sheltering Sky This is a great domestic sparkler.  The color is a golden straw, with the requisite small bubbles.  The flavors are a crisp, but creamy, yeasty vanilla citrus blend.  Wine Harlots can’t get enough of this one, it’s especially good on a sultry summer […]

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Sony Music Give-Away

“What is music to you? What would you be without music? Music is everything. Nature is music (cicadas in the tropical night). The sea is music, the wind is music. The rain drumming on the roof and the storm raging in the sky are music. Music is the oldest entity. The scope of music is […]

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Donati Family Vineyards Paicines Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson Lesson of the day.  Time and patience wins the day.  I received this sample from Donati Family Vineyards for an on-line tasting on WineSpace.  I was instructed to open the wine the day […]

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