September 2013

The Frenchie Cocktail

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If you can’t be in France, here’s a cocktail with savoir faire. Created by Mason Shaker, it blends a dry rosé wine with Cointreau and fresh raspberries, strawberries and blueberries for a refreshing cocktail. Photo credit: Joshua Williams ©2013

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Indian Summer Cocktail

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In the days before autumn officially begins we have Indian Summer. The creators of the Mason Shaker, Eric Prum and Joshua Williams, have crafted a cocktail to commemorate the harvest, Indian Summer. A blend of concord grapes, gin, St. Germain and lemon, as a Wine Harlot, I bet it would be awesome using wine grapes. […]

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Wine Harlots Read Banned Books

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“Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you’re going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book…” —  Dwight D. Eisenhower I always say, “if you can’t read, you can’t think.” And by restricting what you can read, severely limits critical […]

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Whole Foods and Wines of South Africa :: Win a Trip to South Africa Contest

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South Africa wines. Do you know much about them? Are you like most of us who feel blurry and a little off-balance and out-of-focus when the subject of South African wine is mentioned? The wines of South Africa are more than just the classic chenin blanc and pinotage. Way more. Whole Foods and Wines of […]

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Troublemaker Road Trip :: Join the Trouble

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“Trouble is my business.” – Raymond Chandler Trouble is the Wine Harlots middle name. (Yeah, it looks weird on the passport, but trouble is our birthright.) So when I heard the Troublemaker was coming to town, I brought out the A Game. (And lined up a couple of bail bondsmen. When you bring the A […]

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Drink White After Labor Day

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Sites We Like :: Felicita Sala

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What blogs do I love? As a fickle Wine Harlot, I have many, many fascinations, here’s my current infatuation.Felicita Sala is an Italian who grew up in Australia, who after finishing University and living in Spain and France returned to her homeland and resides in Rome. An autodidact freelance artist Sala finds that street life, […]

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Meli Dry Riesling 2011

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“Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.” ― Mae West Maybe shocked is too strong a word, but surprised for sure. You expect rieslings from Germany or Austria or Alsace, but Chile? And for $13? The Meli Dry Riesling is surprising. And surprisingly delicious. It has notes of gasoline and peaches, and if you’re […]

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Hint Fizz Sparkling Water

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Wine Harlots can’t live on wine alone. We try. We try very hard, but it cannot be done. But in all seriousness, proper hydration is key when you drink booze for a living. Wine Harlots advise to drink a glass of water for each alcoholic beverage you ingest. Hint Water, the flavored water people, has […]

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Calcu Rosé Reserva 2012

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“I’d love to have the whole place swimming in roses” ― James Joyce Wine Harlots would love to have the place swimming in rosés. Especially now, in the dog days of summer, with the sun beating down, the relentless heat and humidity, the sweat rolling down your back in such an attractive way, rosés cut through […]

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