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February 2011

Donelli Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Amabile

Donelli Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Amabile

“Life is a risk.” — Diane Von Furstenberg Take a risk and try a lambrusco. Italian. Red. Effervescent. The sugar content of lambrusco’s range from dry to sweet. The Donelli Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Amabile is in the semi-sweet cat egory, a perfect wine for those love sweet wines, and a sparkling red is unusual […]

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The Alchymist

Joseph Wright - The Alchemist (In Search of the Philosophers Stone)

“Content is the philosopher’s stone, that turns all it touches into gold” —  Benjamin Franklin oil painting: The Alchymist (In Search of the Philosopher’s Stone) by Joseph Wright (1771)

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Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2004

Nicolas Feuillatte Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs 2004 on an upright piano

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”  —  Aldous Huxley And after music, wine is a close second in expressing the inexpressible, and opening a bottle of Champagne speaks volumes, so you don’t have to. We suggest Nicolas Feuillatte Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs 2004. The color is a pale green-gold, with […]

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Ikal 1150 Malbec 2007

Ikal 1150 Malbec

“Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.” — Benjamin Franklin Well, Mr. Franklin, the Wine Harlots must disagree. Our motto is excess is best, so indulging in fine cuisine and libations is our raison d’être. Drinking Ikal 1150 Malbec 2007 will elevate your experience. The color is dense purple ink. The flavors are deep cherry […]

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Matua Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2008

Matua Valley Marlborough New Zealand pinot noir

“If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.”  —  Benjamin Franklin If you’re buying Matua Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2008, you’ll be spending less, and getting a lot in return, maybe not the philosopher’s stone, but an elixir of life of the grape kind.  This is a great […]

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Napa Cellars Mount Veeder Chardonnay 2008

Napa Cellars Mount Veeder Chardonnay

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”  —  James M. Barrie Napa Cellars Mount Veeder Chardonnay 2009 brings the sunshine.  And you can keep it for yourself, but the Wine Harlots think it’s better to share, (but maybe you should get an extra bottle or two, just to […]

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Domaine Ste. Michelle Luxe 2004

Domaine Ste Michelle Luxe sparkling white wine

“One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.”  —  Oscar Wilde A much as we love Papardelle with Chanterelles, Prosciutto & Thyme Cream, the labels for the Domaine Ste. Michelle sparkling wines are less than amazing.  The label for Luxe is vulgar, it’s been suggested […]

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Wine Men of Gotham Barossa Shiraz 2008

Wine Men of Gotham Barossa Shiraz wine - be a wise fool and drink Gotham!

Tell me no more of Gotham fools, Or of their eels in little pools, Which they were told were drowning; Nor of their carts drawn up on high, When King John’s men were standing by, To keep a wood from browning. Nor of their cheese shoved down the hill, Nor of a cuckoo sitting still, […]

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Wine Harlots Desire

Noon Designs in Solana Beach California's earrings: vintage German leaf with swaroski crystals

“Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.”  —   William Blake Wine Harlots do not live by wine alone.  It seems like it, but no, we have other needs.  Maybe not needs.  But clearly wants.  Desires.  And anyone who desires us, better wise up and pay attention.  We are […]

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Viña Los Vascos Chardonnay 2009


“Spare no expense to save money on this one.”  —  Samuel Goldwyn Wine Harlots don’t like to think that we’re cheap.  We like to think that we are smart shoppers.  Wine Harlots want the biggest bang for the buck.  Thirsty, but thrifty.  We love expensive wines – if someone else is footing the bill.  Triple […]

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