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Meli Dry Riesling 2011

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“Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.” ― Mae West Maybe shocked is too strong a word, but surprised for sure. You expect rieslings from Germany or Austria or Alsace, but Chile? And for $13? The Meli Dry Riesling is surprising. And surprisingly delicious. It has notes of gasoline and peaches, and if you’re […]

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Calcu Rosé Reserva 2012

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“I’d love to have the whole place swimming in roses” ― James Joyce Wine Harlots would love to have the place swimming in rosés. Especially now, in the dog days of summer, with the sun beating down, the relentless heat and humidity, the sweat rolling down your back in such an attractive way, rosés cut through […]

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Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Malbec 2011

color photo of a bottle of Concha y Toro Malbec with a glass full of the red wine with cork and corkscrew from Wines of Chile

“The solution to any problem, work, love, money, whatever, is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.” – John Gierach In the workaday world nothing is more relaxing than envisioning a trip to Chile and exploring the country’s natural wonders. Fly fishing on the banks of Chile’s rivers, […]

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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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Le Dix de Los Vascos 2009

photograph of a bottle of Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite Le Dix de Los Vascos cabernet sauvignon with a wine glass of the red wine

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” ― Paulo Coelho If you’re offered Le Dix de Los Vascos drink the whole bottle and buy a whole case. Los Vascos is the Chilean property of the […]

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Montes Purple Angel Carmenère 2008

label from the Montes Purple Angel carmenere from the colchagua valley chile

“I confess without shame that I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded, who cry aloud for more blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.” — General William Tecumseh Sherman This Montes Purple Angel has a special […]

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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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Veramonte Ritual Pinot Noir 2009

bottle shot of Varamonte Ritual Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley Chile a great QPR great price value wine

“Ritual is necessary for us to know anything.” — Ken Kesey “Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton Two things. Gilbert, I’m in with destroying the corn, but let’s save the wine for drinking, okay? And Ken, I’ve had the Ritual but […]

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Viña Los Vascos Chardonnay 2009


“Spare no expense to save money on this one.”  —  Samuel Goldwyn Wine Harlots don’t like to think that we’re cheap.  We like to think that we are smart shoppers.  Wine Harlots want the biggest bang for the buck.  Thirsty, but thrifty.  We love expensive wines – if someone else is footing the bill.  Triple […]

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Undurraga Aliwen Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Undurraga Aliwen Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2008

“Love is the greatest refreshment in life.”  — Pablo Picasso Perhaps.  But the Aliwen Reserva Sauvignon Blanc is a refreshment itself and the Wine Harlots are kinda loving it.   It has a muted sweet floral aroma, with a crisp acidity with citrus and grassy notes predominating.  The perfect pairing is Spaghetti with Pecorino Romano & Black […]

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