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Wines of France Across America

Kansas City Carnival

photograph of a branded Go Vino lexan stemless wineglass imprinted with the Wines of France logo with a rose from Alsace with gourmet cheese and tomato salad

“These images in vivid and violent tones have resulted from crystallization of memories of the circus, popular tales or travel.” — Henri Matisse The Wines of France Kansas City Carnival was held in the historic City Market with the Kansas City skyline as the back drop. Chef Alex Pope of Vagabond created a modern upscale twist […]

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Rhône Reds & Kansas City Barbeque

image of a vintage postcard of Kansas City with the name in bubble letters and regional attractions featured in the letters

“It’s no sin to get sauce on your chin.” — Burford Frady The Rhône wine region in south-east France makes delicious wines out of syrah, grenache, mourvèdre, carignan and cinsault, ranging from intense reds to lighter styles, wines made with food-friendly syrah from the Rhône are perfect to pair with American regional cosine. Wine Harlots […]

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Wines of France Across America Chicago Picnic

photograph of the Wines of France Across America Tour Chicago picnic with participants sitting on the grass on a picnic blanket with french wines

At Prairie Productions in Chicago, the Wines of France Across America Team converted the space into a seminar run by the incomparable Master of Wine, Sheri Sauter Morano; an elegant VIP room; and the main event, a park carved out of an urban jungle with grass, picnic benches and the oh-so-popular Wines of France Across America […]

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Urban Union – Chicago

photo of a bottle of white bordeaux with a glass of wine and candlelit background

The first official stop on the Wines of France Across America Tour was a media dinner in Chicago. The Team rolled in Urban Union, located in Little Italy on Taylor Streetjust west of Racine. It’s one of those nose-to-tail places owned by Chef Michael Shrader, who philosophy on food is: “less is more, no Bullshit […]

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This is Your Life

This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something change it. If you don’t like your job quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching tv. If you are looking for the love of your life. Stop. They will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over analyzing, all emotions are beautiful. Life is simple. When you eat appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often. Getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, Seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them. So go out and start creating. Live your dream, and wear your passion, Life is short.

 click on the image to inlarge. photo credit: EatonAlive ©2012 taken at urban union in chicago on the wines of france across america tour 2012.

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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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Beaujolais & Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza

illustration of a vintage chicago postacard with red script and sights of Chicago super-imposed on the card. This was the first stop on the Wines of France Across America Road Trip

Chicago deep-dish pizza is legendary. Ooey-gooey deliciousness that takes nearly an hour to bake and a single slice is a meal. After the Wines of France Across America Team descended on Chicago we made a bee-line for deep-dish. Of course, we were told when we phoned in the order, “twenty-minutes.” When we arrived a half-hour […]

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Why the Wines of France Across America Tour?

photograph of an iconic silver airstream trailer from the rear with wines of france across america wrap with facebook and twitter information teases

Wines of France has embarked on a tour of the Midwest promoting the wines of France, starting off in Chicago, with stops in Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Dallas and Houston, before rolling the iconic Airstream trailer in to New Orleans on the eve of the Tales of the Cocktail. A road trip is a quintessentially […]

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Wines of France Across America

map of the wines of france across america summer tour 2012

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac Where in the World are the The Harlots? Today we’re in Chicago, kicking off the Wines of France Across America tour. Click on the map and be transported to for […]

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Wines of France Across America Road Trip

poster of wines of france across america with iconic images of american landmarks mash-up with wine bottles

“I was going to be left alone on my butt at the other end of the continent. But why think about that when all the golden land’s ahead of you and all kinds of unforseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you’re alive to see?” – Jack Kerouac Road trips are an […]

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