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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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Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé 2013

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“Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.” ― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast Don’t get caught up in the chase for the shiny new cult wines. The hunt for the “best” is an fruitless quest; Ego Wines […]

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The Frenchie Cocktail

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If you can’t be in France, here’s a cocktail with savoir faire. Created by Mason Shaker, it blends a dry rosé wine with Cointreau and fresh raspberries, strawberries and blueberries for a refreshing cocktail. Photo credit: Joshua Williams ©2013

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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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Château d’Aquéria Tavel Rosé 2011

Château d’Aquéria Tavel Rosé 2011 Chateau d'Aqueria Travel Rose

“You’re here!” Isabelle danced up to them in delight, carrying a glass of fuchsia liquid, which she thrust at Clary. “Have some of this!” Clary squinted at it. “Is it going to turn me into a rodent?” “Where is the trust? I think it’s strawberry juice,” Isabelle said. “Anyways, it’s yummy. Jace?” She offered him […]

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Champagne Lanson Rose Label Brut Rosé

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“I’m not going to be caught around here for any fool celebration. To hell with birthdays!” — Norman Rockwell Whether you hate birthday celebrations, like Norman Rockwell, or feel like The Wine Harlot that the entire month month of August should be dedicated in tribute, Champagne is the ultimate birthday quaff. Champagne Lanson Rose Label […]

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River Road 2012 Nouveau

River Road Vineyards 2012 Nouveau Rose of Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Sonoma County

“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.” ― Edna St. Vincent Millay Rosé is a summer wine. Sure, I love rosé year-round. It’s an unexpected pairing for Thanksgiving dinner, and lovely chilling in white snow-drift. I love drinking rosé as the tender crocus and daffodils […]

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Paul Cheneau Rosé Cava

Cards Against Humanity and Paul Cheneau Rose Cava

“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.” ― Mae West There’s no evil in the Paul Cheneau Rosé Cava, it’s an affordable, delicious sparkler with subtle flavors of raspberries. It’s a best buy and it’s a crowd pleaser. It was what I was quaffing last weekend when I was getting my ass […]

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Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé 2012

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“See how the sacred old flamingoes come, Painting with shadow all the marble steps: Aged and wise, they seek their wonted perches Within the temple, devious walking, made To wander by their melancholy minds.” William Butler Yeats Anytime it’s sunny and warm, rosé wines always are an easy choice to quaff. It’s been spring verging […]

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Happy Bitch :: Lucky Bastard

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“Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman’s got to hold on to.” ― Stephen King “Farewell, bastard.”  ― William Shakespeare How about a Valentine’s Day tale? Where a Happy Bitch meets a Lucky Bastard and they live happily ever after? Dream on dumbasses. This is the real world. You only get a happy ending if you pay […]

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