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December 2010

Wine Harlots are Drinking With Monkeys!

Photograph of New Year's Eve celebration with a woman plying a monkey with booze

Have a prosperous and healthy New Year.  (Wine Harlots suggest avoiding drinking with monkeys if you can help it!) photo courtesy of German Federal Archive via WikiCommons

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Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Photograph of a Norfolk Island Pine decorated in a folksy way, ala a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. Copyright EatonAlive 2010

Here’s the Wine Harlots favorite Charlie Brown Christmas Tree of the year.  Merry Christmas everyone! christmas tree at Claire’s on Cedros in Solana Beach, California. photo credit: EatonAlive ©2010

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Snacks for Santa

A photograph of French sparkling wine and Hors d'œuvre. Copyright EatonAlive 2010 photograph of a flute and bottle of sparkling Loire Valley France vouvray and a mouth-watering selection of canapes. Just what Santa wanted!

Enough of cookies and milk already!  Wine Harlots have it under good authority that what The Jolly Fat Man really appreciates is a glass of sparkling wine while he’s delivering presents to all the good little boys and girls.  And if you’ve been a bit naughty this year, a glass of bubbly might sway Santa […]

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A Visit From Saint Nicholas :: Clement Clarke Moore

A oil painting of Santa Claus and a rosy cheeked, golden haired child

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads; And […]

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Iron Fist’s Velvet Glove

Label of Iron Fist Brewing Company's Velvet Glove Ale.

“Beware the iron hand in a velvet glove.”  —  Charles V If you live in San Diego, you know you’re in craft beer heaven.  (If you don’t reside here, it’s another thing you can resent Southern California for.  Go ahead, we can weather your derision.)  The newest entry in the micro-brew marketplace is Iron Fist […]

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Naughty or Nice?

Photgraph of the christmas tree at Foss Marai in Valdobbiadene, Italy. photo credit EatonAlive ©2010

Wine Harlots are hoping to find an Italian under our tree this year for Christmas.  We’ve been very good girls this year, Santa.  Well…  We’ve tried to nice, but naughty is our nature!  Please, Santa!  We promise we’ll be better next year.  Promise! christmas tree at Foss Marai in Valdobbiadene, Italy photo credit: EatonAlive ©2010

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Wine Harlots Favorite Things

A photograph of candy canes in a wine glass. Copyright EatonAlive 2010.

Wine Harlots can’t let Oprah and Julie Andrews corner the market on favorite things.  For our money, you can’t beat a basic candy cane to bring back warm holiday memories.  Wine Harlots wish you and yours a happy holiday season. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown […]

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Christmas Tree, Wine Harlots Style

photograph of the christmas tree at Bellussi in Valdobbiadene. Copyright EatonAlive ©2010

A Christmas tree designed especially for the Wine Harlots.  Here’s to a Merry Christmas and a Sparkling New Year! christmas tree at Bellussi in Valdobbiadene photo credit: EatonAlive ©2010

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Wine Harlots International Travel Virgins

photograph a of a woman in a skirt and sandles pulling a roll-away suitcase

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers, that the mind can never break off from the journey.”  —  Pat Conroy   “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do — especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, […]

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Loire Valley Wine Dinner: An Evening of Vouvray

photograph of Loire Valley Wine Dinner: An Evening of Vouvray. Glasses of sparkling cremant on a silver tray with and wine bottles in the background. Copyright EatonAlive 2010.

Wine Harlots were at the Loire Valley Wine Dinner: An Evening of Vouvray, at the Westgate Hotel, part of the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival.  The entire meal was paired with the French white wine, and it was a revelation.  The food and wine pairings were inspired.  The wine prices were remarkable – […]

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