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March 2013

Wine Glasses from Hollow Chocolate Easter Bunnies

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Here comes Peter Cottontail right down the bunny trail…” — Beatrix Potter Run out of wine glasses this Easter? Try this whimsical life-hack from my friend Beth Smith of Traveling Wine Chick. Lobotomize a hollow Easter Bunny and pour in your favorite tipple. Wine Harlots suggest Port, but feel free to use whatever suits your fancy! photo credit: Elizabeth […]

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Boondock Saints

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“It’s St. Paddy’s Day, everyone’s Irish tonight. Why don’t you just pull up a stool and have a drink with us?” — Murphy McManus What to pair with your Guinness or your Irish whiskey on St. Patrick’s Day? Probably more ale or whiskey, if you’re doing things properly. But for the Wine Harlots, nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like […]

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Wine Wisdom from Karl Marx

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“Be careful to trust a person who does not like wine.” — Karl Marx photo credit: Chris Lamphier ©2013

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Wines, Of Course Merely Smile

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“The way to drink a cocktail is quickly, while it’s still laughing at you. Wines, of course, merely smile.” — Harry Craddock Wine Harlots first heard this iconic quote from the incomparable Derek Brown of Washington D.C.’s renowned bars The Passenger, Columbia Room and soon, the eagerly awaited Mockingbird Hill, a sherry and jamón joint, who […]

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Paul Cheneau Rosé Cava

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“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.” ― Mae West There’s no evil in the Paul Cheneau Rosé Cava, it’s an affordable, delicious sparkler with subtle flavors of raspberries. It’s a best buy and it’s a crowd pleaser. It was what I was quaffing last weekend when I was getting my ass […]

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Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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“All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind.” — Marjory Stoneman Douglas Drinking the Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc will change your attitude to a tropical mindset. It’s a refreshing glass with flavors or limes and grapefruit with bracing acidity. It’s still has the same qualities as the […]

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Steven Kent Winery LOLA 2011

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“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald (This Side of Paradise) Lola. L-O-L-A. lo-lo-lo-lo Lola. C’mon sing it. I can hear you right now. Lola. L-O-L-A. lo-lo-lo-lo Lola. Lola is arguably the best rock song ever created, Lola was released by the seminal band The Kinks in 1970 on the […]

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Château Ballan-Larquette Bordeaux Blanc 2011

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“We must leave this terrifying place tomorrow and go searching for sunshine.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald Wine. Terrifying? For the general public, it can be. So many, brands, so many labels, so many rules, rituals and misconceptions. Like the myth that “Bordeaux wines are super-expensive.” Sure, they’re a few grand crus that are prohibitively expensive, but […]

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ATO Records Spring Music Sampler 2013

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“Without music, life would be a mistake.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche Make no mistake, it must be spring  if ATO Records is releasing their new music sampler. In exchange for your email address you get ten songs to enjoy for free. Click on the album covers to navigate to the ATO Records website. 1. Caitlin Rose – Only […]

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TSA Approves Corkscrews on Planes. Now Citizens Demand Access to Wine Bottles.

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Update: On June 4, 2013, the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reversed their decision to allow small knives on planes, and will confiscate the standard corkscrew (pictured below) if present in carry-on bags at the TSA screening check-points.  #OneStepForwardTwoStepsBackThe United States Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced yesterday new guidelines that will allow corkscrews […]

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