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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Wine Harlots Vocabulary Word of the Day: Dipsomania

drawing of the chemical structure of ethanol, or what we boozehounds commonly call alcohol

dipsomania \dip-suh-MEY-nee-uh\ noun 1. An irresistible, typically periodic craving for alcoholic drink.

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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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The Wine Harlots Answer to Tech Problems

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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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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival 2011 Ticket Contest

Logo for the 8th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival the biggest and best wine an food event in Southern California

One of the Wine Harlots favorite consumer wine events, the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is nearly here! It’s held every year the week before Thanksgiving, and it’s a great kick-off to the holiday season. This year it runs November 16-20, 2011 with a series of dinners, seminars and tasting events culminating in […]

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Eight Sparkling Wines for the Holidays

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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