January 2013

Chef Matt Gordon’s Steamed Baja Mussels with Smoked Tomato Butter

photograph of a white porcelain bowl with Urban Solaces' matt Gordon's Baja Mussles with Smoked Tomato Butter heaped into the dish

Last week as I was creating the commentary of the Witness Tree Pinot Gris, I knew it would pair perfectly with the Steamed Baja Mussels with Smoked Tomato Butter that I often order at Solace & the Moonlight Lounge, but the internet didn’t provide a facsimile recipe to link to share with you. I published […]

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Sunlight on the Coast :: Winslow Homer

oil painting by American artist Winsolw Homer Sunlight on the Coast, an image of storm-tossed waves crashing on the rocky shore of the coast

“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one’s head.” — Mark Twain Oil painting Sunlight on the Coast (1890) by Winslow Homer in the permanent collection at the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio. 

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Foods from Chile Next Top Blogger Contest

Thumbnail image for Foods from Chile Next Top Blogger Contest

Wine Harlots are big fans of Wines of Chile. Our first post was a Chilean wine, a sauvignon blanc so elegant I opined, “If this wine was a man, I’d marry him.” A wine-marriage made in heaven, to be sure. When the opportunity to came to partner up with Foods from Chile and Kitchen Play to talk about the […]

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Dinner and Wine for $20 or Less

jacket cover of the ebook Dinner and Wine for $20 Twenty Dollars or Less by Amy Gross and Erin Chase

 “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” — Paul Prudhomme Free is a very good price, I often say. Today and tomorrow (January 24-25, 2013) you can download a digital copy of Dinner and Wine for $20 or Less from Amazon for no cost. After the promotional period ends, the purchase price of the book […]

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Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava

bottle of the black sparkler from Spain, Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava

“You can have any color as long as it’s black.” – Henry Ford Is cava the new black? It is for the Wine Harlots. Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava is a fresh and fun sparkler. With its distinctive black bottle, it’s a classic. Affordable and available pretty much anywhere alcohol is sold – as reliable […]

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Witness Tree Pinot Gris Stand Sure Vineyard Willamette Valley 2010

photograph of Oregon Witness Tree Vineyard Pinot Gris Stand Sure Vineyard Willamette Valley white wine

“I dream of wayward gulls and all landless lovers, rare moments of winter sun, peace, privacy, for everyone.” — William Claire A sunny winter day on the beach. Rocky shore, the sun warming your face, the cold breeze buffeting your body and reminding you that even though the sun is shining, it’s not close to […]

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Archery Summit Premier Cuvée Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2010

Archery Summit Premier Cuvée Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2010  “The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” -- Henry Miller

“The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” — Henry Miller Mysterious, magnificent, delicious and delectable are all words that are apt to describe the Archery Summit Premier Cuvée Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2010. Give the wine a half-hour […]

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Harlots for America

wine harlots for obama. anti-obama poster created for the dnc convention, re-purposed by the wine harlots for positive change

This was an anti-Obama campaign message, but it works perfectly for our message. Here’s to a prosperous term — a chicken in every pot, and wine in every glass. Hmmmm…. it could be our new campaign slogan. Harlots 2016!

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St. Francis Sonoma County Old Vines Zinfandel 2008

gonzo wine pairing at it's best photograph of california's st francis sonoma county old vines sin with a tin of Cogenhagen straight cut chewing tobacco

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”  ― Hunter S. Thompson Sometimes you just have to go […]

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The Golden Globes Drinking Game

Comic Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosts of the Golden Globes lounging on the steps in gold beaded gowns in Converse Chuck Taylor high-top basketball shoes with the Golden Globe Awards carelessly strewn about the staircase

“There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of Champagne.”  ― Bette Davis Wine Harlots are gearing up for our favorite awards show The Golden Globes, where the Champagne flows freely, and thus anything can happen, and oftentimes does. The hosts for the 70th annual awards are […]

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