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Ravenswood Vintners Blend Petite Sirah 2010

thumbnail bottle shot of california constellation brand's ravenswood vinters blend petite sirah red wine

“Lack of money is the root of all evil.” – Mark Twain You don’t need to get all evil if you’re suffering from dearth of coin, you need to crafty and savvy. Wine Harlots motto is: thirsty, but thrifty, so we know how stretch a dollar ‘till it screams. Ravenswood, famous for their zinfandels (and […]

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Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir

bottle shot of Pepperwood Grove pinot noir a red Chilean wine from Don Sebastini and Dons

“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” — Frank Zappa Writing about wine is like a fish riding a bicycle. (Ok. I know. That doesn’t make a lick of sense, not even in Zappaland, but you get what you pay for here at Wine Harlots). If you want good sense and exquisite writing, Fredric […]

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Happy Bitch :: Lucky Bastard

logo for the happy bitch rose sparkling wine from hudson valley new york

“Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman’s got to hold on to.” ― Stephen King “Farewell, bastard.”  ― William Shakespeare How about a Valentine’s Day tale? Where a Happy Bitch meets a Lucky Bastard and they live happily ever after? Dream on dumbasses. This is the real world. You only get a happy ending if you pay […]

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Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava

bottle of the black sparkler from Spain, Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava

“You can have any color as long as it’s black.” – Henry Ford Is cava the new black? It is for the Wine Harlots. Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava is a fresh and fun sparkler. With its distinctive black bottle, it’s a classic. Affordable and available pretty much anywhere alcohol is sold – as reliable […]

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Harlot’s Harvest Pike Pumpkin Ale :: Pike Brewing Company

label of the Pike Brewing Company's season ale The Harlots Harvest A Pike Pumpkin Ale

“If a woman hasn’t got a tiny streak of harlot in her, she’s a dry stick as a rule. ” — D. H. Lawrence An ale created just for a humble harlot! How can I resist the temptation? Below is the words crafted by the Pike Brewing Company to explain the newest release: “It’s big bold and […]

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Sauvignon Blanc: Tale of Two Countries

photograph of two bottles of white wine in front of a cord board backdrop with bottles of Baron de Rothschild Lafite Reserve White Bordeaux Los Vasocs Suavgnon Blanc and Los Vascos Sauvginon Blanc

 “You looked like the sun I was the only one Who could stare until you were done shining on me And as we drank our wine and let the world fade away The sunrise tried to end it while we tried to stay” Joshua Radin Sauvignon blanc says summer like no other wine. Lemony and […]

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Whole Foods Market Spanish Summer Wines

photograph of a Whole Foods Market black fabric six-pack wine carrier with a hot pink circular logo that says

“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … its summertime!” ― Kenny Chesney Whole Foods Market hosted a virtual wine-tasting to showcase a half-dozen Spanish wines that are warm weather friendly to kick-off the summer season. What’s a virtual wine tasting? (Yes, actual wine is involved.) It’s when a group of drinkers take to […]

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Wente Double Decker Zinfandel 2010

Logo for the new Wente offering the Double Decker wines, and affordable and aspirational wine (rebranded from the Tomas wines). The image is of a London Double Decker bus bouncing down a cobblestone path

“There are three wants which can never be satisfied; that of the rich wanting more, that of the sick, wanting something different, and that of the traveler, who says, “anywhere but here.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson For the Wine Harlots, the perfect summer is a share by the beach, a good book and a bottle […]

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Parducci Small Lot Blend Chardonnay 2010

wine bottle shot of Parducci Small Lot Blend Chardonnay Mendocino County, California

“The beauty of daylight-saving time is that it just makes everyone feel sunnier.” — Edward Markey Memorial Day is the official kick-off for summer. Parducci Small Lot Blend Chardonnay is a wine that will make you feel sunnier (even if you’re stuck in the coastal grey of June Gloom). The wine is fresh with clear fruit […]

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Septima Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

bottle shot of Bodega Septima Cabernet Sauvignon from Lujan de Cayo in the Mendoza region of Argentina a dark bottle with a stark white label

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” — Edgar Allan Poe On the darkest day of the year, it’s seems apt to curl up with a deep rich velvety cabernet sauvignon. Our pick is Bodega Septima Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, a wine […]

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