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April 2011

Innocent Bystander Victoria Pinot Gris 2009

bottleshot of Innocent Bystander pinot gris. An impressionist rendering of a man in a hat, backlit and paint splatters

  “Death is only going to happen to you once; I don’t want to miss it.” — Jim Morrison In the seconds before death, your life is supposed to flash before your eyes The last photo album of an innocent bystander. Some of us will be here for a long time. Others for just a […]

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Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Riesling 2009

Bottleshot of Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Riesling from Australia

“From wine what sudden friendship springs!”  — John Gay If you’re bringing Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Riesling to the party, Wine Harlots can guarantee you’ll have many friends. Plus, you’ll be a trend-setter. Although Château Tanunda is one of the oldest wineries in the Barossa, Australia, this is the first time the wine has been offered […]

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Passaggio Wine New Generation Grande Cappello Rosé 2010

bottleshot of Passaggio Wine New Generation Grande Cappello Rosé 2010 the color is fresh raspberry juice

“Life is like a new hat. You don’t know if it suits you if you keep trying it on in front of your own mirror.” —  Shirley McLaine. Passaggio Wine New Generation Grande Cappello Rosé was inspired by winemaker Cynthia Cosco’s mother and her “big hat.”  Wine Harlots say hat’s off to Cynthia!  This is […]

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Iron Horse Ocean Reserve 2005

bottleshot of Iron Horse Ocean Reserve benefiting the National Geographic Society. The label is blue like the ocean and has a sea turtle

“All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea — whether it is to sail […]

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Solace & Comfort

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Unexpectedly (was it expectedly, as it occurred so often as to be routine) she needed to stay late at the office, suffering the tyranny-of-the-day-job so often it became routine, but still irritating and demeaning. But, in this economy, it was a job, employment, a means of support, such as it was. She should be grateful. […]

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Keep Calm and Carry On…

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Wolf Blass Gold Label Barossa Shiraz 2008

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“As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.” — William Shakespeare How do I love thee? More than words can say. The Wolf Blass Gold Label Barossa Shiraz 2008 is a dense and spicy pour for sure, with intense deep crimson, legs for days, with deep […]

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Stepping Stone by Cornerstone Syrah 2008

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“You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.” —  Saint Bernard There is a cliché that New World wines aren’t drinkable after being open for a day. And largely, in the Wine Harlots experience, this is true. But there […]

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Gabriele Rausse

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“Good wine is a necessity of life for me.” — Thomas Jefferson I became acquainted with the wines of Gabriele Rausse during my sojourn in Virginia last year. Of all the magnificent wines Virginia has to offer, I think Gabriele Rausse might very well be my favorite.  An Italian immigrant, he is a pioneer of […]

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Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir Yarra Valley 2008

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“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.” — Helen Keller Australian pinot noir? Who knew? This was my first pinot, and I, the daring adventurer that […]

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