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Dirty + Rowdy at 18 Reasons

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Now this is how to throw a winemaker dinner. And this how to make wine. Last night in the Mission at 18 Reasons, Dirty and Rowdy held their annual chicken dinner, and what a playful and irreverent evening it was. It started with a (very) welcome glass of sparkling which was paired with a retro-cool […]

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Golden Globes® Moët Golden Night Cocktail

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This Sunday marks the 71th Golden Globes® awards by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and will be broadcast on NBC. The Golden Globes are the Wine Harlots favorite awards show, because the Champagne starts flowing, and Hollywood under the influence is a sight to see. Last year, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler created the […]

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Riedel for Graffigna: The Malbec Glass

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Wine Harlots love The Malbec Glass. Our inordinate love for glassware has earned us the title Imelda Marcos of Stemware. We may not be totally in the camp that every grape variety and every wine region requires it’s own special wine glass (who has the unlimited bank account or cupboard space?) but we dare say […]

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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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Champagne & Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

photograph of a chicago-style hot hog in all it's glory. hot dog was a steamed poppy-seed bun, with an all-beef hot dog nestled inside and “run through the garden” in diner-speak, with add-ons of yellow mustard, relish, tomato wedges, chopped onions, a kosher pickle spear, sport peppers and a dash of celery salt. But no ketchup

“What I find really interesting is to try and mix it up, to push myself and try different things. I don’t want to stay in my comfort zone. I want to take risks and keep myself scared.” —  Michael Fassbender To the Wine Harlots, Champagne always signifies a good time. Holidays, celebrations, birthdays, weddings – you automatically […]

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Iron Horse Chinese Cuvée 2007

bottle shot of Iron Horse Vineyard initial release of Chinese Cuvee a sparkling wine designed to celebrate the Chinese New Year -- Year of the Dragon. The bottle is emerald green with a gold label and red capsule of the Chinese flag with a lucky fan with the chinese kanji for dragon

“The dragons begin to speak. Ying and Yang are commingled.” The Yuan Kien Lei Han Welcome the Dragon! Today is the first day of Year of the Dragon, which is considered the luckiest year in the Chinese zodiac. Wine Harlots were born in the year of the Dragon, so this year portends to be an […]

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8 Holidays Sparkling Wines

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Now that we’re firmly in the embrace of autumn and winter is just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. Nothing says celebration to the Wine Harlots like sparkling wine. There are lots of delicious imported bubbles, but for our purposes, we’re drinking local this time out.  Here’s eight brands that […]

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Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

a photograph of Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 with a full decanter of red wine and a wine glass filled with cabernet sauvignon and paired with an Animal-style Double-Double from In-And-Out Burgers and a side of French fries.

“Life is a cabaret” – Master of Ceremonies from Cabaret “Life is a cabernet.” – The Wine Harlot Whether you believe life is a cabaret or a cabernet – drink it up! And drinking Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 is the life. Caymus is the pinnacle of winemaking, a wine so delicious it’s a challenge […]

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Champagne Delamotte Brut Rosé NV

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“Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life.” — Henry Ward Beecher  Flowers are fantastic, roses are divine, but Champagne is the key to the harlot’s affections. A dozen rosés for the Wine Harlot is the annual birthday wish. We are wowed by shiny objects, but what […]

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Bollinger Rosé Champagne NV

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“I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad.  Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone.  When I have company I consider it obligatory.  I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am.  Otherwise, I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.”  —  Lily Bollinger “I’m thirsty!”  —  Wine […]

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