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July 2013

Sierra Madre Block 216 Pinot Noir 2009

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“Hold the bottle up to the light; you will see your dreams are always at the bottom.” — Rob Hutchison Sierra Madre Block 216 Pinot Noir is a dreamy bottle of wine. The pinot is fruit forward with tart cherries and black plums with a smooth and elegant finish. Wine Harlots favorite perfect pairing with pinot […]

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The Problem with the World…

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La Rochelle Pinot Noir

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“The rivalry is with yourself. I try to be better than is possible. I fight against myself, not against the other.” — Luciano Pavarotti In the La Rochelle Pinot Noir family, there’s no sibling rivalry between the wines, just good healthy competition. No black sheep in family here. The La Rochelle Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir […]

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Pepi Wines

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 “For the first six months, all she wanted was honest labor, finely crafted novels, and surf.” — Eve Babitz Pepi Wines are for casual wine drinkers in casual situations. If you happen to be deeper on the path of your wine journey, Pepi is not the destination for you. I personally didn’t find there was […]

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Jordan Chardonnay 2010

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“No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. What does such advice mean? Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure. Happiness is a glory shining far down upon us out of Heaven. She is a divine dew […]

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Murrieta’s Well The Whip & The Spur

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“Practically any Western has a homesteader in trouble, and a mysterious rider shows up off the range, solves the problem over two or three days, and then rides off into the sunset.” – Lee Child Are you feeling like John Wayne? Or Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly? Needing a wine […]

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Blue Fish Riesling 2011

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“It was the blue of the sky that caught him first: a rapturous, painfully pure spike of color that hooked his eyes like fish and reeled them upward into the heights.” — Josh Ritter Blue Fish Riesling is a perfect wine for summer, ideal for sipping while lazily lounging around the swimming pool, or for those sorry […]

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Sites We Like :: Jelle De Roeck

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What blogs do I love? As a fickle Wine Harlot, I have many, many fascinations, here’s my current infatuation. Jelle De Roeck is a Belgium architect by profession, a wine enthusiast by passion. For the past three years Jelle has been Tumbling his wine experiences. The generally English-language blog (a few posts and comments are […]

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Naked Rebel

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“All I’m writing is just what I feel, that’s all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland.”  ― Jimi Hendrix You know Wine Harlots is all about Naked Rebel.  Rebels Without Clothes? Defiant nude mutineers, count us in. Being naked is being fearless. Being courageous enough to take a leap of faith […]

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Silkbush Lions Drift Pinotage 2009

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“A fragrant breeze wandered up from the quiet sea, trailed along the beach, and drifted back to the sea again, wondering where to go next. On a mad impulse it went up to the beach again. It drifted back to sea.” — Douglas Adams Feeling adrift in the summer heat with a landscape flooded with […]

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