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Oregon Advent: Day 10
Lange
 Estate Winery & Vineyards
Three Hills Cuvée Chardonnay 2013

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 Estate Winery & Vineyards<BR />Three Hills Cuvée Chardonnay 2013

“Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.”  — Ludwig van Beethoven Of course the Wine Harlots are going to talk about the wine affectionately named “lingerie chardonnay” by winemaker Jesse Lange, which we assume means […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 8
Cornerstone Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011

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“This is the place of places and and it is here.” ― Gertrude Stein Why did Cornerstone, a prestige Napa cabernet sauvignon maker venture north to Oregon to make pinot noir? Oregon is the place of places for pinot noir. Craig Camp of Cornerstone states, “The Napa Valley is one of the few perfect places […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 6
Siduri Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 2012

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“Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.” ― Anaïs Nin Wine Harlots profess, excess is best. When we reached out to Adam Lee of Siduri for a single bottle of Oregon pinot for the project, this is what he […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 3
Willamette Valley Vineyards Bernau Block Pinot Noir 2012

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“It’s nice to have a lot of money, but you know, you don’t want to keep it around forever. I prefer buying things. Otherwise, it’s a little like saving sex for your old age.” ― Warren Buffett What to get a wine lover for Christmas? Invest in Willamette Valley Vineyards. Often people buy wine as […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 1
Eyrie Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012

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“The whole thing is balance. Tannins, pH, alcohol — these things all have to be in balance. When it’s in balance, it’s going to live forever. That’s my take on it.” — David Lett Eyrie Vineyards is one of the flagship wineries in Oregon. On press tours they gleefully announce that the pioneers of the […]

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MollyDooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2011

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“People felt themselves watching him even before they knew that there was anything different about him. His eyes made a person think that he heard things that no one else had ever heard, that he knew things no one had ever guessed before. He did not seem quite human.” ― Carson McCullers (The Heart is […]

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San Diego International Wine Show

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In San Diego this weekend? Need plans? Do what the Wine Harlots are doing, attending the San Diego International Wine Show at the Del Mar Fairground Paddock, April 26-27 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The ticket prices are $55 USD per day, $80 for both days with advance purchase, or $65 at the door. […]

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Masút Pinot Noir 2012

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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir Masút is a tribal word for “rich, dark earth.”  The inaugural vintage of Masút from brothers Ben and Jake Fetzer is like being enveloped in a rain forest. It’s rich dark cherries wrapped by dusky earthiness — elegant and primal simultaneously. […]

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Glassed Over Wine Bottle Candles

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“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” — William Shakespeare The Wine Harlots latest obsession is the Glassed Over Recycled Wine Bottle Candle. Glassed Over is a small two-man operation based in California and founded in 2010. The handmade candles are created from recycled wine […]

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Twisted Oak River of Skulls 2010

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“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some […]

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