MollyDooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2011

by Nannette Eaton on July 27, 2014

“People felt themselves watching him even before they knew that there was anything different about him. His eyes made a person think that he heard things that no one else had ever heard, that he knew things no one had ever guessed before. He did not seem quite human.” ― Carson McCullers (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter)

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Boy crazy? If you’re talking about Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz, Wine Harlots will admit to our infatuation. The wine is hot and heavy with a high alcohol content balanced with vanilla notes from the oak with bushels of succulent dark cherry, refreshing plums and lush blackberries.

The perfect pairing? We are enamored of the seductive Prosciutto-wrapped Burgers with Blue Cheese, Arugula and Plum Ketchup. The fruity-sweetness of the shiraz can handle the intense flavors of the cured prosciutto, spicy arugula, earthy cheese and savory sauce. The music match is “Behind Blue Eyes” by The Who from the album Who’s Next. Go pick up a bottle, you too might have a crush on a Blue Eyed Boy.

The details: 16% alcohol. Closure: screw-cap. Grape: shiraz. Appellation: McLaren Vale. Suggested retail: $60 USD. Actual retail: $22-60. The wine was a media sample provided for editorial consideration.

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How to Say “Cheers” in Any Language

by Nannette Eaton on July 24, 2014

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Want to show off at your next soirée with a toast that complements the drinks you are serving? Or are you traveling and want to fit in at the local pub or enoteca? Do what the Wine Harlots do, and consult this handy Toast Translator so not only can you drink like a native, but celebrate like a local too. Flutes similar to the one pictured are currently available at Red Envelope.


Put a Cork in It! :: Wine Cork Surfboards

by Nannette Eaton on July 21, 2014

Wine Harlots love wine, but we are also enchanted by the creativity and ingenuity of artisans who use the waste products of wine — corks and bottles — and then reimagine and craft them into purposeful, beautiful and useful items.

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RichPeopleThings, a social enterprise located in the Murcia wine region in Spain, has created stunning surfboards constructed out of used wine corks. Due to the custom, hand-crafted nature of the work, the surfboards aren’t cheap. The cost of the boards begin at $2043 (1500€) for a bodyboard and range up to $9533 (7000€) for a 10’ longboard. (Prices are in Euros, the conversion rate at the time of publication was 1€ = $1.36.)

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Photo credit:  RichPeopleThings ©2014


Mr. Churchill, You Are Drunk!

by Nannette Eaton on July 8, 2014

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By purchasing a Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Caring Cooler you’ll keep your summer wines chilled, and you’ll be contributing to the end of childhood hunger in America. The cost of the Igloo Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Caring Cooler ice chest is $35 USD, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. Poverty […]

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The Apricot Spritz by Mason Shaker is a fresh fruity cocktail with Aperol and vodka. Photo credit: Joshua Williams ©2013

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