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#DrunkMartha Crafts:
Santa and Reindeer Wine Bottles

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Clearly, I need a paying job. Because with lots and lots of idle time, an ocean of wine samples and a glue gun does not bode well for humanity. (Oh, the humanity!) It’s widely known that I’m very crafty — just not very arts and crafty. Power tools, sharp objects and hot-glue paired with The […]

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Pepperwood Grove The Little Green Box Pinot Grigio

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If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. — Edgar W. Howe This week starts the annual back-to-school routine in most places, and not a moment too soon, or the insane asylums would be doing brisk business. If your […]

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Dinner and Wine for $20 or Less

jacket cover of the ebook Dinner and Wine for $20 Twenty Dollars or Less by Amy Gross and Erin Chase

 “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” — Paul Prudhomme Free is a very good price, I often say. Today and tomorrow (January 24-25, 2013) you can download a digital copy of Dinner and Wine for $20 or Less from Amazon for no cost. After the promotional period ends, the purchase price of the book […]

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Wine Harlots Favorite Corkscrew

photograph of the classic wine opener the waiter's friend corkscrew wine key in stainless steel by Ikea named Groggy. It has a foil cutter and a bottle opener and at five dollars you can afford to buy extras.

Of all the wine openers out there, and trust us, the Wine Harlots have sampled a lot, we always come back to the classic waiter’s corkscrew fabricated in stainless steel by Ikea. Like all Ikea products, it has a funny name, Groggy, but we think it’s apt, if you quaff too many bottles of vino you’ll surely […]

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Take the $5 Challenge :: September 17th :: Slow Food USA

Graphic image for the Slow Food USA Take the Five Dollar Challenge September 17 2011 a blue bordered rectangle with blue and red lettering

Slow Food USA, the United States chapter of the Slow Food International is challenging you to take back your dinner from the “value meals” of the fast-food chains and create meals on September 17th that cost less than $5 USD per person. Get your friends and family together and share a slow home-cooked meal. If […]

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La Vieille Ferme Rouge

bottleshot of La Vieille Ferme Red Wine. Iconic picture of a rooster and a chicken.

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” — Warren BuffettYou don’t have to pay much to get tasty fermented grape juice. La Vieille Ferme proves that year in and year out. For just over a five-spot you can get a bottle of delicious table wine. Not pretentious, just delicious. The La Vieille […]

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Put a Cork in It! – Part Twelve: Have You Seen My Keys?

photo of a cork craft project made from recycled corks, a great cork craft art project

  Wine Harlots drink a lot of wine, and have a dilemma.  Not about the wine consumption, but what to do with all the cork closures.  Join us while we find uses for the leftover corks. Wine Harlots are kinda grooving on this one, CorKey, a keychain using a recycled wine cork from RePlayGround, a […]

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Food Rules

book cover of Michael Plaan's Food Rules: An Eaters Manual

“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.”  —  Michael Pollan Food Rules? Michael Pollan Rules! Wine Harlots are total fan girls of Michael Pollan.  His writing is beautiful, thoughtful and thought-provoking. If you’re not much of a reader, Food Rules is your book.  If not, I suggest you […]

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Crane Lake Petite Sirah 2007

“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.”  —  James Joyce It’s a great plumy color with lovely legs.  The nose is pleasant with a candied cherry smell.  And then it goes downhill from there.  There isn’t much flavor, and it has an odd tanginess.  The finish is thankfully brief.  I didn’t enjoy tasting this […]

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Viñas Chilenas Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2008

“The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”  —  Alan K. Chalmers This is the delicious bargain of the summer.  Its three dollars, just like the price of a gallon of gas.  (Ok, I’m in San Diego.  The wine is cheaper, the petrol a lot more expensive.  […]

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