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December 2011

The Little Match Girl :: Hans Christian Andersen

color illustration for  The Little Match Girl story  by Hans Christian Andersen written in 1845 The drawing was created in 1922 by Honor C. Appleton for the Hans Christian Andersen book Fairy Tales. It is a dreamy picture with golden hues of a child freezing to death in the snow having hallucinations of warmth and happiness and being reunited with her dead grandmother.

Most terribly cold it was; it snowed, and was nearly quite dark, and evening — the last evening of the year. In this cold and darkness there went along the street a poor little girl, bareheaded, and with naked feet. When she left home she had slippers on, it is true; but what was the […]

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St. Supéry Élu 2007

bottle shot of Napa Valley's St Supery Elu red wine a meritage blend primarily of cabernet sauvignon. The label has a woman (or an angel) wrapped in a crimson red cloak.

“A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.” — Albert Schweitzer You don’t have to be an angel or a saint to enjoy the good works of St. Supéry Élu 2007. The color is a cloak of purple tipped in red with intoxicating aromas of blackberry which follow on […]

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Montes Star Angel Syrah 2007

bottle shot of Chilean winemaker Montes American brand Star Angel syrah the wine bottle is dark with a purple capsule and a white label studded with shooting stars

“Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” — Charles Maurice de Talleyrand Chilean wine giant Montes has a stateside brand Star Angel with grapes sourced from Paso Robles. The Montes Star Angel Syrah 2007 is a powerful wine with a deep ruby hue with flavors and aromas of […]

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Moët & Chandon Dom Pérignon Champagne Fire Extinguisher

a photograph of a fire extinguisher with a Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon Champagne label affixed to it. The perfect gift for the Hapless Harlot who doesn't have a hunky fireman on speed dial.

“Where there’s smoke, there’s firemen.” –- The Wine Harlot Face it; the holidays and entertaining can be hazardous. If the tree doesn’t go up in flames or your lack of culinary skills sets the kitchen on fire, there’s always the jolly fat man coming down the chimney – and if that isn’t a major violation […]

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Septima Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

bottle shot of Bodega Septima Cabernet Sauvignon from Lujan de Cayo in the Mendoza region of Argentina a dark bottle with a stark white label

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” — Edgar Allan Poe On the darkest day of the year, it’s seems apt to curl up with a deep rich velvety cabernet sauvignon. Our pick is Bodega Septima Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, a wine […]

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Wine Improves Computer Hacking Ability

still from the NBC television program Chuck. Where the hero, Chuck is engaged in a computer hacker hack-off he uses Rombauer chardonnay to his competitive advantage

“I’m not much of a drinker, but there’s something about hacking and white wine. Hey, even Popeye had his spinach.” — Chuck Bartowski Wine improves computer hacking ability. At least that’s what was opined on the low rated, cult-favorite NBC television program Chuck. Chuck Bartowski, a hapless wage-slave at a computer store turned endearing super-spy […]

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Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2010

got wines image taken from the popular got milk campaign the image is a black background with with white go and red wine

“I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.” — Winston Churchill Got wine? Wine Harlots Gott Wines. And we suggest dear reader that you get Joel Gott wines for the holidays too. The Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc is fresh and clean with bright grapefruit and lime with tropical fruit […]

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Wine Harlots Favorite Hostess Gift : Microplane Grater

photograph of two microplane graters which are the favorite kitchen gadget of the Wine Harlots who love to get them as hostess gifts

“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Microplane® grater is the Wine Harlots favorite kitchen gadget. It was developed by a woodworker who experimented by using a wood rasp as he was cooking. It’s amazing for zesting lemons or nutmeg, but our go-to […]

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Famous Harlots in History: Sally Bowles

publicity still of Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles in 1972's Oscar winning movie Caberet. It show Liza as Sally in her black stage outfit dancing in a red spotlight against black curtains.

“I’m going to be a great film star! That is, if booze and sex  don’t get me first.” — Sally Bowles “Oh God, how depressing! You’re meant to think I’m an international woman of mystery. I’m working on it like mad.” — Sally Bowles  “Does it really matter so long as you’re having fun?” — […]

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Andrew Murray Vineyards Terra Bella Vineyard Syrah 2008

bottle shot of the delicious Andrew Murray Vineyards Terra Bella Vineyard Syrah 2008 from Paso Robles on the Central Coast of California

“Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution.” — Vladimir Nabokov “A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.” — Mao Tse-Tung “We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are […]

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