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Oregon Advent:
How to Create Your Own Wine Advent Calendar

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For this project, we chose to focus on a wine region, Oregon, but you can do anything that suits your fancy. Countries, regions, places you’ve visited, a single producer or your favorite varietal. Or mix it up! The major cost is the wine. If you are buying $10 bottles of wine, the wine cost will […]

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Oregon Advent:
Thank You’s and Credits

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The Wine Advent Calendar has been germinating in my mind every since I started Wine Harlots. Profiling a bottle of wine each day in December — super-fun, right? I want to extend gratitude to everyone in the wine world who works so tirelessly at their craft, so I may have the opportunity to taste and […]

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Wine Harlots Holiday Wine Gift Guide 2014

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What to Give a Wine Drinker for Christmas Normally, the Wine Harlots Holiday Gift list has selections of things not related to wine, because after a year immersed in vino, we think wine related gifts are lame. But this year we are bowing to the conventional wine writer trope. First off, if you are a […]

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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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Wine Harlots 13 Favorite Christmas Movies (With Beverage Pairings For Your Viewing Pleasure)

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Tired of the same old Christmas movie suggestions and are looking to the Wine Harlots for that special twist? Here’s a dozen of our favorite holiday movie classics, shaken and stirred, and served up with twist. The beverage selections are on the house. Wine Harlots are not recommending It’s A Wonderful Life. It’s the most depressing movie, […]

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Wine Harlots Holiday Gift Wishlist 2013

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They say the best gifts are the one’s you want for yourself. Here’s a few items Wine Harlots would love to see under the tree at Wine Harlots World Headquarters. Sunglass of the Month Club. This doesn’t exist, but it really should. Wine Harlots misplace a pair of shades about once a month, so having […]

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Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s Clyde Common Egg Nog

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Egg nog is the liquid version of fruitcake. You either love it or loathe it. Wine Harlots fall into the latter category, and just contemplating a glass of egg nog makes us queasy. But if we are going to fall into the dairy dark-side of the holiday punch bowl, the nog Jeffrey Morganthaler created for […]

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Wine Harlots Holiday Gift Wish List 2012

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“I don’t know what’s in the box, but I love it. Unopened gifts contain hope.” ― Jarod Kintz Here’s a few items that have caught my eye that I would love to see under the Wine Harlots Christmas tree this year. Extravagant and unrealistic? Sure. But isn’t that what a gift wish-list is all about? Travel […]

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What to Drink for the Holidays?

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“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” — Leo Tolstoy Families. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you can’t fix ‘em or change them, try as you might, it’s futile. Granta, the literary magazine, once devoted a whole edition to the subject: The Family: They Fuck You Up. Which pretty much […]

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The Little Match Girl :: Hans Christian Andersen

color illustration for  The Little Match Girl story  by Hans Christian Andersen written in 1845 The drawing was created in 1922 by Honor C. Appleton for the Hans Christian Andersen book Fairy Tales. It is a dreamy picture with golden hues of a child freezing to death in the snow having hallucinations of warmth and happiness and being reunited with her dead grandmother.

Most terribly cold it was; it snowed, and was nearly quite dark, and evening — the last evening of the year. In this cold and darkness there went along the street a poor little girl, bareheaded, and with naked feet. When she left home she had slippers on, it is true; but what was the […]

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