April 2010

Fledgling Wine Virtual Barrel Tasting

Image of the twitter bird and barrel samples of fledgling wine to benefit room to read

“To read is to empower To empower is to write To write is to influence To influence is to change To change is to live.” — Jane Evershed Wine Harlots are over the moon about Fledging Wines.  It’s the perfect storm of everything near and dear to the harlot heart.  Wine, of course, is the […]

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Quivira Fig Tree Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2009

bottleshot of Quivira Fig Tree Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.”  — Julia Child This is a terrifc wine for a casual spring supper.  Crisp, bright and citrusy.  The perfect pairing is the Chubby Vegetarian’s Market Day Pea Tendril & Nasturtium Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette. The details: 14.1% alcohol.  Cork […]

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eat. drink. read.

Image of the San Diego Literacy Councils benefit event, Eat. Drink. Read.

“Through literacy you can begin to see the universe.  Through music you can reach anybody.  Between the two there is you, unstoppable.”   —  Grace Slick If you can read this, we need your help for those who cannot.  Reading is very near and dear to the Wine Harlots, and we invite you to help […]

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Walker Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2008

The painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Déjeuner des Canotiers, Luncheon of the Boating Party

“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”  — Tennessee Williams Mama said not to talk to strangers.  Love ya mama, but sometimes advice needs modification.  It was early morning, jet-lagged and sleep deprived, clutching my latté like the last chance for salvation, I was blearily attempting to write a wine post at a […]

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Paul Revere’s Ride

Oil painting by John Singleton Copley of Paul Revere

Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, “If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft […]

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Care Enough to Kill HR 5034

Image of logo against House Bill H.R. 5034

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” — Edmund Burke Care about wine?  Care about your local small farmers and vineyards?  Please contact your member of Congress and express your opposition to House Bill HR 5034: The Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (CARE) Act of 2010.  At best, […]

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

bottleshot of Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Papardelle with Chanterelles, Prosciutto & Thyme Cream “When you have loved as she has loved, you grow old beautifully.”  — W. Somerset Maugham Wine Harlots have had a long love affair with Ste. Michelle.  As a Northwest natives, it’s the first wine we ever drank, and you never forget your first.  The love endures.  Wine […]

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Westwood Haynes Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005

image of the Westwood wines Tim Burton hanging tree Westwood Haynes Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005

“Go west, young man, and grow up with the country.”  — John B. L. Soule “When women go wrong, men go right after them.”  — Mae West Wine Harlots say “Go Westwood!”  You won’t go wrong drinking Westwood Pinot Noir.  This is a delicious bottle of wine.  The color is a clear deep ruby, with […]

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Wine Harlots are One!

photograph of a cupcake with a pink one birthday candle

The Wine Harlots love-child is one!  A year ago we published our first wine commentary where we declared, “If this wine was a man, I’d marry him.”  And the love endures.  It’s been a wild and wooly year.  We moved from the left coast to Below the Beltway and back again.  We’ve received more wine […]

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I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed

oil painting by Charles Rennie Mackintosh - In Fairyland (1897)

I taste a liquor never brewed, From tankards scooped in pearl; Not all the vats upon the Rhine Yield such an alcohol! Inebriate of air am I, And debauchee of dew, Reeling, through endless summer days, From inns of molten blue. When landlords turn the drunken bee Out of the foxglove’s door, When butterflies renounce […]

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