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

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“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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LA Wine Fest

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LA Wine Fest is the largest educational wine event in Los Angeles. The seventh edition of the event will be held June 9-10 2012 at historic Raleigh Studios. There will be more than 350 international vendors offering their wines to the thirsty crowds, from Chile to Solvinia, from Napa to Santa Barbara, winemaker’s will be […]

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“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” — Thomas J. Peters photo credit: EatonAlive ©2011

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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 2011 Ticket Contest

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One of the Wine Harlots favorite consumer wine events, the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is nearly here! It’s held every year the week before Thanksgiving, and it’s a great kick-off to the holiday season. This year it runs November 16-20, 2011 with a series of dinners, seminars and tasting events culminating in […]

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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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