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Dirty + Rowdy at 18 Reasons

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Now this is how to throw a winemaker dinner. And this how to make wine. Last night in the Mission at 18 Reasons, Dirty and Rowdy held their annual chicken dinner, and what a playful and irreverent evening it was. It started with a (very) welcome glass of sparkling which was paired with a retro-cool […]

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Halloween Candy Pairing

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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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Bargain Alert!
$7 Red from Portugal

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“No nation is drunken where wine is cheap.” — Thomas Jefferson Run as fast as you can to your local Trader Joe’s and stock up on the Tuella Douro red. It’s juicy, unpretentious and delicious — and with the price of $7, we recommend stocking up for summer entertaining. And it’s delicious. (Did we already say that? […]

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Take the Fair Face of Woman :: Sophie Gengembre Anderson

Sophie Gengembre Anderson 1823–1903 Take the Fair Face of Woman, and Gently Suspending, With Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending, Thus Your Fairy is Made of Most Beautiful Things

  oil painting by Sophie Gengembre Anderson.  Take the Fair Face of Woman, and Gently Suspending, With Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending, Thus Your Fairy is Made of Most Beautiful Things. private collection.

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Where are the Wine Harlots?

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Villa Maria Pinot Noir “First Sip of Fall”

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“The first sip is joy, the second is gladness, the third is serenity, the fourth is madness, the fifth is ecstasy.” ― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums Join Villa Maria for the “First Taste of Fall” Twitter event on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific to celebrate the harvest and chat […]

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Julia Child on French Cooking

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Drinking Alone With the Moon

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“Drinking Alone Under the Moon,” by Li Bo Among the flowers, a single jug of wine; I drink alone. No one close to me. I raise my cup, invite the bright moon; facing my shadow, together we make three. The moon doesn’t know how to drink; and my shadow can only follow my body. But […]

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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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