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Halloween Candy Pairing

The Wine Harlots Halloween ritual is booze, candy and a movie. (Which is our basic move every day of the year, too. Boring? No! Call us consistent.) Since the main caveat on dessert pairings is that the wine needs to be at least a sweet as the food. With candy, this eliminates most table wines […]

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Gloria Ferrer
Glorious 4th of July

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Sponsored Post Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards wants you to #BeGlorious on the 4th of July, so they hired Wine Harlots to talk about how we celebrate Independence Day — with Gloria Ferrer, naturally! Red, white and blue — and bubbles, too! As kids we always liked the fireworks on the 4th — we gravitated to […]

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Summer Sippers: Crios

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“I felt like summer had taken me over.” ― Junot Díaz It’s summer! And as the heat-ramps up, you don’t want to be fussing over what to eat and drink. That said, you want to have solid selections for your summer soirées. Wine Harlots love the Crios line from Dominio del Plata Susana Balbo. They […]

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Sauvignon Blanc Day

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The marketers and the social media have declared today #SauvBlanc day, and who are we, Wine Harlots, professional drinkers extraordinaire, to argue? Any day with a glass of wine in hand is a good day, in our opinion. Sauvignon blanc originated in France, but has packed it’s bags and traveled the world over to take […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 9
Brandborg Oregon Gewurztraminer Umpqua Valley 2012

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“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”  ― Albert Camus The Brandborg Gewürztraminer is like drinking the end of summer, the heady scent of roses, the dusky sweetness of apricots with a hint of lemons. Wine Folly opines gewürztraminer is like the grown-up version of moscato. […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 7
Elk Cove Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2013

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“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” ― Steve Jobs When Elk Cove Vineyards was founded in 1974 in the Willamette Valley, there were fewer than […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 4
Kramer Vineyards Celebrate! Müeller-Thurgau Sparkling 2013

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“This new resolve gave her a sort of light-headed self-confidence: when she left the dinner-table she felt so easy and careless that she was surprised to see that the glass of Champagne beside her plate was untouched. She felt as if all its sparkles were whirling through her.” ― Edith Wharton, The Mother’s Recompense Kramer […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 2
Fossil & Fawn Pinot Gris 2013

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“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. … In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportsmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should […]

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The Boneyard Skins 2012

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“The earth is mostly just a boneyard. But pretty in the sunlight.” ― Larry McMurtry The Boneyard Skins is pretty awesome. Indescribable, but awesome. Here’s the tasting notes from the winemaker, “Simply put this is a wine of incredible intellect and excitement. While many people are going to dig this wine it will blow the […]

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Acquiesce Belle Blanc 2012

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“There came a time when these two incompatible notions of who I was, well, something had to give. Either that ‘something’ is where you acquiesce to the world around you and you conform, or you sort of defiantly break whatever remaining bonds connect you to that world and create for yourself a different set of […]

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