February 2013

Attems Pinot Grigio 2011

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“Fairy tales say that apples were golden only to refresh the forgotten moment when we found that they were green. They make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one wild moment, that they run with water.” ― G.K. Chesterton It’s no fairy tale to say that the Attems Pinot Grigio is how all pinot grigio’s […]

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Ravenswood Vintners Blend Petite Sirah 2010

thumbnail bottle shot of california constellation brand's ravenswood vinters blend petite sirah red wine

“Lack of money is the root of all evil.” – Mark Twain You don’t need to get all evil if you’re suffering from dearth of coin, you need to crafty and savvy. Wine Harlots motto is: thirsty, but thrifty, so we know how stretch a dollar ‘till it screams. Ravenswood, famous for their zinfandels (and […]

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Domaine de Bernier Vin Pays du Val de Loire Chardonnay 2011

thumb nail of a French wine Domaine de Berier from the Loire Valley with a class of golden chardonnay

“We’re like a painting, And now it’s raining down, Watch the colors run ‘till we’re almost one, Watch us fading, from this one street town, We’ll sleep where we fall, or nowhere at all. Everyone wants something, Well, I’m wanted by everyone but you. Well, I’ve been thinking about the meals with wine, Can’t you […]

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Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Malbec 2011

color photo of a bottle of Concha y Toro Malbec with a glass full of the red wine with cork and corkscrew from Wines of Chile

“The solution to any problem, work, love, money, whatever, is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.” – John Gierach In the workaday world nothing is more relaxing than envisioning a trip to Chile and exploring the country’s natural wonders. Fly fishing on the banks of Chile’s rivers, […]

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Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir

bottle shot of Pepperwood Grove pinot noir a red Chilean wine from Don Sebastini and Dons

“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” — Frank Zappa   Writing about wine is like a fish riding a bicycle. (Ok. I know. That doesn’t make a lick of sense, not even in Zappaland, but you get what you pay for here at Wine Harlots). If you want good sense and exquisite writing, […]

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Peach Blossom in the Crau :: Vincent van Gogh

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“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” — Gerard De Nerval  Peach Blossom in the Crau, by Vincent van Gogh, March-April 1889, permanent collection at The Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London.  

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Salud to the Stars :: Vibrant Rioja Salutes Oscar Nominees

colorful red inforgraphic from the Wines of Rioja Vibrant Rioja Salud Salutes the Oscars

Vibrant Rioja salutes (or would that be salud?) the Oscars by whimsically pairing a few of the Academy Awards nominees with the wines of Rioja. The wines of Rioja has helpfully prepared an Oscar scorecard for your own Oscar party celebration. Wine Harlots will be enjoying the Oscar buzz with a #RiojaBuzz.

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What to Drink During the Zombie Apocalypse

photograph from the united states centers for disease control cdc public service announcement psa about zombie disaster prepardedness

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” ― Abraham Lincoln As a new-media wine authority, I often get asked what beverage would pair best when trying to survive the impending […]

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Montagne Sainte-Victoire :: Paul Cezanne

thumbnail of French painter Paul Cezanne Montagne Sainte Victoire

“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.” — William Wordsworth  Oil painting Montagne Sainte-Victoire, by Paul Cezanne (1887) in the permanent collection at The Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London.

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Happy Bitch :: Lucky Bastard

logo for the happy bitch rose sparkling wine from hudson valley new york

“Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman’s got to hold on to.” ― Stephen King “Farewell, bastard.”  ― William Shakespeare How about a Valentine’s Day tale? Where a Happy Bitch meets a Lucky Bastard and they live happily ever after? Dream on dumbasses. This is the real world. You only get a happy ending if you pay […]

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