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December 2009

Here’s Looking at You, Kid

1953 German vintage New Year Eve photograph of a couple in party hats (with the man wear a funny strap on nose) toasting the New Year with champagne with confetti, steamers and party favors surrounding them
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Bagrationi 1882 Reserve

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”   –-   Oprah Winfrey Bagrationi 1882 Reserve was the first Georgian wine we’ve had, and it was a knockout. Never had one either? Well watch out and be wowed.  Georgia is the oldest wine producing region in Europe, with 7000 […]

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Whatcha Doing New Years Eve?

1950 German vintage photograph of a girl in a party hat holding a new calender in one hand and a flute of champagne in the other with confetti and streamers all around
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Bearboat Pinot Noir 2006

bottle shot of Bearboat pinot noir with a label with two talking bears in a row boat.

“Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.”” — Dave Barry The Bearboat Pinot Noir was naked hit at the Harlot Household, there was barely enough for seconds. This is a gorgeous ruby color with a medley of berry […]

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Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut

“We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.”   —  Anton Chekhov As a Seattle natives, we’ve been loving this domestic sparkler for years. It’s a stealth value that rivals much pricer quaffs.   The Wine Trials found that 70% of blind tasters preferred Domaine Ste. […]

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“I don’t judge others. I say if you feel good with what you’re doing, let your freak flag fly.” — Sarah Jessica Parker “We may freak out globally, but we suffer locally.” — Jonathan Franzen “When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front […]

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Scrooge’s Third Visitor :: John Leech

Drawing by Jobn Leech for the first edition of Chalres Dickens A Christmas Carol

Scrooge’s third visitor from A Christmas Carol: a story in prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.  By Charles Dickens with illustrations by John Leech. Published by Chapman & Hall in 1843. 

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G3 – Goose Ridge Vineyards

“What is sauce for the goose may be sauce for the gander but is not necessarily sauce for the chicken, the duck, the turkey or the guinea hen.” – Alice B. Toklas And what lovely sauce this is! The G3 from from Washington’s Goose Ridge Vineyards, is really good juice.  It has a blackberry, cherry, black current […]

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