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November 2011

Foppiano Vineyards Estate Bottled Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2010

bottle shot of Foppiano Vineyards Estate Bottle Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma, California, USA. The bottle is golden with a white label and flowing script

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.” — Charles Dickens During nature’s darkest season, bring a little light into the […]

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Stormy Sea in Étretat :: Claude Monet

painting by french impressionist painter, Claude Monet, Stormy Sea at Etretat, showing a beach and a cliff with a boat on the shore with a stormy sea with white caps. in the permanent collection at: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon.

  painting by Claude Monet, Stormy Sea in Étretat, 1883. in the permanent collection at: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon.

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Roth Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

photograph of a bottleshot of Roth Estate Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon red wine from Sonoma California

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple […]

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Wine Harlots Favorite Corkscrew

photograph of the classic wine opener the waiter's friend corkscrew wine key in stainless steel by Ikea named Groggy. It has a foil cutter and a bottle opener and at five dollars you can afford to buy extras.

Of all the wine openers out there, and trust us, the Wine Harlots have sampled a lot, we always come back to the classic waiter’s corkscrew fabricated in stainless steel by Ikea. Like all Ikea products, it has a funny name, Groggy, but we think it’s apt, if you quaff too many bottles of vino you’ll surely […]

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Vétheuil in the Fog :: Claude Monet

painting by french impressionist painter claude monet - Vétheuil in the Fog, 1879, Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris.

Vétheuil in the Fog by Claude Monet (1879) oil on canvas in the permanent collection at Museu Marmottan Monet in Paris, France

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8 Holidays Sparkling Wines

photograph of golden champagne bubbles rising in a wine glass sparking wine sekt cava prosecco cremant moussant

Now that we’re firmly in the embrace of autumn and winter is just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. Nothing says celebration to the Wine Harlots like sparkling wine. There are lots of delicious imported bubbles, but for our purposes, we’re drinking local this time out.  Here’s eight brands that […]

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