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March 2010

Chateau Ste Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2007

bottle shot of Chateau Ste Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonny

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”  —  Helen Keller Wine Harlots believe beautiful things should be felt with all the senses.  And the beautiful thing today is the Papardelle with Chanterelles, Prosciutto & Thyme Cream.   The color is a […]

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Stepping Stone Red Hills Lake County Grenache 2007

bottleshot of Stepping Stone by Cornerstone Red Hills Lake County Grenache

“The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong” — Thomas Carlyle Cornerstone is well-known for their amazingly delicious cabernets which are priced north of a Grant.  If that price-point is too steep, take a step toward lusciousness with the Stepping […]

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Hey! That’s My Wine!

photograph of wine charms on a white wine glass

When you entertain do you have a problem with guests inadvertently swiping other guests wine glasses?  (“Excuse me!  That’s my champagne!”)  To avoid a wine altercation at your next gathering, the savvy hostess uses wine charms to differentiate the glasses.  Which at Wine Harlot World Headquarters leads to the confusion of “I am I the […]

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L’Ame du Vin

oil painting L'Ame du Vin by Carlos Schwabe

Un soir, l’âme du vin chantait dans les bouteilles: “Homme, vers toi je pousse, ô cher déshérité, Sous ma prison de verre et mes cires vermeilles, Un chant plein de lumière et de fraternité! Je sais combien il faut, sur la colline en flamme, De peine, de sueur et de soleil cuisant Pour engendrer ma […]

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Spring is in the Air

oil painting of Irises by Vincent Van Gogh (1889)

oil painting:  Irises by Vincent Van Gogh (1889)

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Pipes Cafe

image of Pipes Cafe logo - a grom surfing a wave

My favorite funky breakfast and lunch spot is Pipes Cafe in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California.  It unpretentious place, a cash-only, meals served on paper plates kind of space.  Where the motto is: “No shirt.  No shoes.  No problem.”  The name of the cafe is derived from Pipes,  a surf-break in Cardiff. You stand in line to place […]

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Vina Robles Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Label for Vina Robles sauvignon blanc

“Ever tried, ever failed, no matter.  Try again.  Fail again.  Fail better.”  — Samuel Beckett Spring is a time for new beginnings.  To start anew.  To begin again.  Sauvignon Blanc is the wine of spring.  And thus, new beginnings.  Begin with the Vina Robles Jardine Sauvignon Blanc.  It has an alluring floral nose, with apricot […]

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Murphy-Goode The Fumé 2008

label of Murphy Good The Fume

“We live as we dream – alone.”  — Joseph Conrad “Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all life’s greatest tests alone.”  — Agnes Macphail “To be an adult is to be alone.”  — Jean Rostand Some days being the Wine Harlot is like Leaving Las Vegas, but with more alcohol, less […]

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Mendocino Farms Fairbairn Ranch Syrah 2005

Label for Mendocino Farms Fairbairn Ranch Syrah

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”  — Anne Bradstreet When life hands you hardship, grab a bottle of Mendocino Farms Fairbairn Ranch Syrah, hunker down and hold on.  Drinking this wine is comforting.  It has […]

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