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August 2011

Campo Viejo Rioja Crianza 2007

bottle of Campo Viejo Rioja Crianza 2007 a green glass bottle with a bright yellow label. to the left is a glass of red rioja wine and in the foreground there is a cork and a campo viejo logo corkscrew wine key is

“Life can’t be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.”  — William F. Buckley, Jr. And to paraphrase William F. Buckley, Jr., life isn’t all bad if you can buy a delicious wine for a ten-spot. The Campo Viejo Rioja Crianza 2007 […]

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Val d’Orbieu Les Petits Grains Muscat de Saint-Jean-de-Minervois

bottle shot of Val d'Orbieu Les Petits Grains Muscat de Saint-Jean-de-Minervois a golden dessert moscato wine. photo credit EatonAlive copyright

“To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.” – Samuel Johnson For the golden moments of life, when you’re capturing all the good that’s within our grasp, Wine Harlots suggest the golden elixir, Muscat de Saint-Jean-de-Minervois. The golden dessert wine is exquisite, the perfect […]

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M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 2010

M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 2010  pale yellow, almost the color of the over-baked air, with nuanced green apples and citrus with mineral notes, refreshing and soothing at the same time.

  “Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” — Russell Baker    Deep in the heat of summer, when the air is so hot you can see it rippling in waves and the lifeforce is being drained out of your body, you seek succor – in the shade, in […]

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Wine Tips: Costco

Costco Wholesale club logo if you are only buying wine or picking up a pharmacy prescription you dont need to be a Costco member

Even though the Wine Harlots mantra is “trust your local wine merchant,” we have always been huge fans of Costco. Even though as Singletons we don’t need thirty-two gallons of soy sauce or fifty pounds of black beans, there are plenty of goodies on the aisles at Costco that liberate us from our currency. Depending […]

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Talisman Red Dog Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir 2007

Talisman Red Dog Vineyard Sonoma Mountan Pinot Noir 2007 Pommard Clone with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glazed Salmon with Mushroom Riscotto and spinch - photo credit copyright EatonAlive

“Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe — the open sesame to every soul.” — Elizabeth Cady Stanton Wine Harlots are in love with Talisman Red Dog Vineyard Sonoma Mountain […]

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Famous Harlots in History: Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa (or La Joconde, La Gioconda) by Leonardo da Vinci circa 1503 -- 1505 but worked on for the rest of this life. A haunting masterpiece in the permanent collection of the Louvre in Paris. Oil on Poplar

“Mona Lisa is the only beauty who went through history and retained her reputation.” — Will Rogers Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. Created between 1503 and 1505. In the permanent collection at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. Salle des États.

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A Taste of Temecula: Leonesse Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

A Taste of Temecula: Leonesse Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 copyright EatonAlive 2011

“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” — Henry Miller    If you’re not aware of the wine revolution going on in Temecula, you haven’t lived. There’s winemaking going on in them hills, and it’s divine, serene, joyous and yes, drunkenly alive. One […]

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Dashwood Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

bottle shot of Dashwood Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Marlborough New Zealand. A green glass bottle with the a yellow circle, a Maori designs or symbol of life

  “I was built for the long run, not for the short dash, I guess.” — William Shatner  Wine Harlots suggest dashing off to to stock up on Vavasour’s Dashwood Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010.   The wallet-friendly dry white wine is ideal for summer gatherings and hot summer days and sultry nights. It’s a crisp, […]

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Champagne Delamotte Brut Rosé NV

bottle shot of Champagne Delamotte Brut Rose non-vintage champagne

“Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life.” — Henry Ward Beecher  Flowers are fantastic, roses are divine, but Champagne is the key to the harlot’s affections. A dozen rosés for the Wine Harlot is the annual birthday wish. We are wowed by shiny objects, but what […]

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Bollinger Rosé Champagne NV

Thumbnail image for Bollinger Rosé Champagne NV

“I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad.  Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone.  When I have company I consider it obligatory.  I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am.  Otherwise, I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.”  —  Lily Bollinger “I’m thirsty!”  —  Wine […]

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