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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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How to Go Wine Tasting (Like a Pro)

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SPONSORED POST Are you going to the sold out A Wine & Food Affair — Tasting Along the Wine Road this weekend? It’s The Wine Road Northern Sonoma County’s premiere event, and it’s jam-packed with wine and food tasting opportunities. If you haven’t been wine tasting, this quick video has a few pro-tips that will […]

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San Diego International Wine Show

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In San Diego this weekend? Need plans? Do what the Wine Harlots are doing, attending the San Diego International Wine Show at the Del Mar Fairground Paddock, April 26-27 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The ticket prices are $55 USD per day, $80 for both days with advance purchase, or $65 at the door. […]

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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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Wines of France Across America Chicago Picnic

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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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Occupy Syrah

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Que syrah shiraz. Syrah is one of the most delicious and approachable red wine available, but retailers are hesitant to make larges purchases of syrah, as it languishes on store shelves, unappreciated, unloved and unpurchased. To show support for syrah, Bill Eyer of Cuvee Corner, rabble rouser that he is, has organized a grass-roots event […]

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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

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Last year I was a first-timer at the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, Southern California’s biggest wine tasting event. As I looked out the window the morning of the event, the melody of Albert Hammond’s It Never Rains in Southern California was coursing through my head. The normally perfect San Diego weather had […]

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Yes, Virginia is for Wine Lovers

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The Wine Harlot spent most of the last week in Virginia for the North American Wine Bloggers Conference held in Charlottesville. I enjoyed it so much, I’m contemplating a longer sojourn in the South. Well, except for the weather. As someone raised in the Pacific Northwest, I’m a complete weather-wimp, my climatic temperature range sweet-spot […]

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Summer is a time of relaxing with friends on the patio on sultry nights. And music is a key component to any get-together. Wine Harlots have been enjoying the debut album of Miloš Karadaglić, Mediterráneo a haunting disc of classical guitar. Miloš, raised in Montenegro, spent his youth with long summers by the Mediterranean Sea. This music […]

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Worldwide Wine Tasting

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Join us today for a world-wide wine tasting of Australian Barossa Valley wines. Get social without even leaving the house! If you have a Twitter account, you can join in the festivities no matter where you are in the world. All you need to do is procure a bottle (or two or three!) of Barossa […]

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