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Drinking Alone With the Moon

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“Drinking Alone Under the Moon,” by Li Bo Among the flowers, a single jug of wine; I drink alone. No one close to me. I raise my cup, invite the bright moon; facing my shadow, together we make three. The moon doesn’t know how to drink; and my shadow can only follow my body. But […]

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Compound Interest :: The Chemistry Of Series

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Love, love, love these infographics from Compound Interest. Of course, I’m enchanted by the alcohol series, with the Champagne, red wine, beer and whiskey being favorites. You can even order them in poster size, to slake your thirst for science. Infographics courtesy of Compound Interest ©2015

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International Women’s Day, Wine Harlot-style

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“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ― Golda Meir In honor of International Women’s Day, Wine Harlots are celebrating five fabulous women. Gloria Steinem, who in […]

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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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A few weeks ago I was an expert guest on’s G+ video hangout pairing Scharffen Berger chocolate with Ferrari-Carano wine. I joined the hosts, content producer Babette Pepaj and Rene Lynch of the Los Angeles Times. Cy Olney, the Scharffen Berger chocolate expert (how do we get that job) shared chocolate pairing tips, with guests Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes and my favorite wine drinking buddy, Amy Corron Power of Another Wine Blog rounding out the panel. We had an awesome time, if you missed the session, click the video below to watch all the hijinks!

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The Exes in My iPod :: Lisa Mattson

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  The Exes in My iPod, the debut novel by Lisa Mattson started started as an autobiography, but was turned into fiction due to the threats of litigation by one of the exes. And you thought you were the only one that picked winners. The book is classic chick lit, and not recommended for those […]

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Bitches Brew

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With winter’s full embrace upon us, Wedge & Lever unveils a campaign for an concept project wine and beer brand, Bitches Brew. Calling on the Salem Witch Trials that began over 300 years ago in the dark gloom of winter in 1692, it has an eerie vibe of mysticism, occult and black magic, that make you want […]

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Savor Secrets

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Bosch IXO III 3.6V Professional Cordless Screwdriver Lithium-ion Wine Opener

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Is your dad a wine lover, and you’re in a quandary of what to give Pops on Father’s Day? Look no further than the Bosch IXO III 3.6V Professional Cordless Screwdriver Lithium-ion Wine Opener. Guys love power tools, right? And what could possibly go wrong with pairing a battery-powered drill with alcohol? Wine Harlots say […]

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What Kind of Wine Drinker Are You?

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“If I didn’t have children I might be more of a lush than I am. I like booze. I struggle with smoking. And I’m a big swearer. I’m trying to rein it in but I do think it’s a nice seasoning of language.” — Olivia Colman Our friends at Wine Folly are asking What Kind of […]

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