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Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc 2011

photograph of New Zealand's Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc with a glass of white wine in from of bamboo fronds and a bamboo screen

“All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind.” — Marjory Stoneman Douglas Drinking the Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc will change your attitude to a tropical mindset. It’s a refreshing glass with flavors or limes and grapefruit with bracing acidity. It’s still has the same qualities as the […]

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Ravenswood Vintners Blend Petite Sirah 2010

thumbnail bottle shot of california constellation brand's ravenswood vinters blend petite sirah red wine

“Lack of money is the root of all evil.” – Mark Twain You don’t need to get all evil if you’re suffering from dearth of coin, you need to crafty and savvy. Wine Harlots motto is: thirsty, but thrifty, so we know how stretch a dollar ‘till it screams. Ravenswood, famous for their zinfandels (and […]

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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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Whole Foods Market Spanish Summer Wines

photograph of a Whole Foods Market black fabric six-pack wine carrier with a hot pink circular logo that says

“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … its summertime!” ― Kenny Chesney Whole Foods Market hosted a virtual wine-tasting to showcase a half-dozen Spanish wines that are warm weather friendly to kick-off the summer season. What’s a virtual wine tasting? (Yes, actual wine is involved.) It’s when a group of drinkers take to […]

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Wente Double Decker Zinfandel 2010

Logo for the new Wente offering the Double Decker wines, and affordable and aspirational wine (rebranded from the Tomas wines). The image is of a London Double Decker bus bouncing down a cobblestone path

“There are three wants which can never be satisfied; that of the rich wanting more, that of the sick, wanting something different, and that of the traveler, who says, “anywhere but here.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson For the Wine Harlots, the perfect summer is a share by the beach, a good book and a bottle […]

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Parducci Small Lot Blend Chardonnay 2010

wine bottle shot of Parducci Small Lot Blend Chardonnay Mendocino County, California

“The beauty of daylight-saving time is that it just makes everyone feel sunnier.” — Edward Markey Memorial Day is the official kick-off for summer. Parducci Small Lot Blend Chardonnay is a wine that will make you feel sunnier (even if you’re stuck in the coastal grey of June Gloom). The wine is fresh with clear fruit […]

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Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2010

got wines image taken from the popular got milk campaign the image is a black background with with white go and red wine

“I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.” — Winston Churchill Got wine? Wine Harlots Gott Wines. And we suggest dear reader that you get Joel Gott wines for the holidays too. The Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc is fresh and clean with bright grapefruit and lime with tropical fruit […]

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Campo Viejo Rioja Crianza 2007

bottle of Campo Viejo Rioja Crianza 2007 a green glass bottle with a bright yellow label. to the left is a glass of red rioja wine and in the foreground there is a cork and a campo viejo logo corkscrew wine key is

“Life can’t be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.”  — William F. Buckley, Jr. And to paraphrase William F. Buckley, Jr., life isn’t all bad if you can buy a delicious wine for a ten-spot. The Campo Viejo Rioja Crianza 2007 […]

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Dashwood Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

bottle shot of Dashwood Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Marlborough New Zealand. A green glass bottle with the a yellow circle, a Maori designs or symbol of life

  “I was built for the long run, not for the short dash, I guess.” — William Shatner  Wine Harlots suggest dashing off to to stock up on Vavasour’s Dashwood Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010.   The wallet-friendly dry white wine is ideal for summer gatherings and hot summer days and sultry nights. It’s a crisp, […]

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Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva 2006

bottle of Camp Viejo Rioja Reserva 2006 the label is orange with copper foil, with a glass of the ruby colored tempranillo to the right of the bottle

“Drink to me.” — Pablo Picasso    As famous last words go, I’ll drink to Picasso. I’ll also drink to the Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva, a delicious easy-drinking red, at a reasonable price. The color is a bright ruby, the flavors are strawberry and cherry with notes of  pepper and vanilla. The perfect pairing is […]

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