August 2012

Kansas City Carnival

photograph of a branded Go Vino lexan stemless wineglass imprinted with the Wines of France logo with a rose from Alsace with gourmet cheese and tomato salad

“These images in vivid and violent tones have resulted from crystallization of memories of the circus, popular tales or travel.” — Henri Matisse The Wines of France Kansas City Carnival was held in the historic City Market with the Kansas City skyline as the back drop. Chef Alex Pope of Vagabond created a modern upscale twist […]

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Rhône Reds & Kansas City Barbeque

image of a vintage postcard of Kansas City with the name in bubble letters and regional attractions featured in the letters

“It’s no sin to get sauce on your chin.” — Burford Frady The Rhône wine region in south-east France makes delicious wines out of syrah, grenache, mourvèdre, carignan and cinsault, ranging from intense reds to lighter styles, wines made with food-friendly syrah from the Rhône are perfect to pair with American regional cosine. Wine Harlots […]

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Wines of France Across America Chicago Picnic

photograph of the Wines of France Across America Tour Chicago picnic with participants sitting on the grass on a picnic blanket with french wines

At Prairie Productions in Chicago, the Wines of France Across America Team converted the space into a seminar run by the incomparable Master of Wine, Sheri Sauter Morano; an elegant VIP room; and the main event, a park carved out of an urban jungle with grass, picnic benches and the oh-so-popular Wines of France Across America […]

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Urban Union – Chicago

photo of a bottle of white bordeaux with a glass of wine and candlelit background

The first official stop on the Wines of France Across America Tour was a media dinner in Chicago. The Team rolled in Urban Union, located in Little Italy on Taylor Streetjust west of Racine. It’s one of those nose-to-tail places owned by Chef Michael Shrader, who philosophy on food is: “less is more, no Bullshit […]

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This is Your Life

This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something change it. If you don’t like your job quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching tv. If you are looking for the love of your life. Stop. They will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over analyzing, all emotions are beautiful. Life is simple. When you eat appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often. Getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, Seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them. So go out and start creating. Live your dream, and wear your passion, Life is short.

 click on the image to inlarge. photo credit: EatonAlive ©2012 taken at urban union in chicago on the wines of france across america tour 2012.

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Bacchus in PDX

photograph of a cement graffiti etching on a sidewalk in urban Portland Oregon with the world

sidewalk graffiti art in portland, oregon. photo credit: Robbin Gheesling of Vineyard Adventures ©2012

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Champagne & Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

photograph of a chicago-style hot hog in all it's glory. hot dog was a steamed poppy-seed bun, with an all-beef hot dog nestled inside and “run through the garden” in diner-speak, with add-ons of yellow mustard, relish, tomato wedges, chopped onions, a kosher pickle spear, sport peppers and a dash of celery salt. But no ketchup

“What I find really interesting is to try and mix it up, to push myself and try different things. I don’t want to stay in my comfort zone. I want to take risks and keep myself scared.” —  Michael Fassbender To the Wine Harlots, Champagne always signifies a good time. Holidays, celebrations, birthdays, weddings – you automatically […]

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The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind

photograph of a chalkboard with the wine harlots favorite drinking quote,

Chalkboard drawing by TheBestWaitress ©2012 inspired by the Wine Harlots favorite drinking quote.

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Bon Appétit Julia Child

photograph of julia child from the ground breaking television program the French Chef

“The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken. Bon appétit.” – Julia Child Wine Harlots are raising a glass to Julia Child, the groundbreaking pioneer of American cooking on the 100th anniversary of her birth. A few years ago, I was paid […]

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How to Chill Wine: California-Style

photograph of three beautiful people at the edge of a pool in Southern California with wine glasses in hand and chilling a bottle of pinot noir in the unheated swimming pool

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” — Sam Keen When the San Diego Wine Mafia gets together on hot summer days we gravitate to the unheated pool to refresh and cool off. And what better way to keep a pinot noir at a respectable drinking temperature than to immerse in the shallow end of […]

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