Bush Basil Booster Cocktail

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The Mason Shaker boys created The Bush Basil Booster as a non-alcoholic beverage, but Wine Harlots say add a shot of vodka, and it’s a perfect apertif. Photo credit: Joshua Williams ©2013

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Lilac Bloom Cocktail

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The non alcoholic Lilac Bloom from Mason Shaker is an elegant and unusual cocktail for teatotalers at a spring garden party. Photo credit: Joshua Williams ©2013

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Mint Julep

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No matter how the ponies do this weekend at the Kentucky Derby, you’ll be a winner if you make these Mint Juleps created by Mason Shaker. Photo credit: Joshua Williams ©2013

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The Boneyard Skins 2012

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“The earth is mostly just a boneyard. But pretty in the sunlight.” ― Larry McMurtry The Boneyard Skins is pretty awesome. Indescribable, but awesome. Here’s the tasting notes from the winemaker, “Simply put this is a wine of incredible intellect and excitement. While many people are going to dig this wine it will blow the […]

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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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Rey Santo Verdejo 2013

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“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor; “Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young Raise a glass to surviving winter and welcome the warmth of spring the sunlight of summer. Open a bottle of Rey Santo Verdejo and pour out liquid sunshine. Bright […]

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Masút Pinot Noir 2012

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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir Masút is a tribal word for “rich, dark earth.”  The inaugural vintage of Masút from brothers Ben and Jake Fetzer is like being enveloped in a rain forest. It’s rich dark cherries wrapped by dusky earthiness — elegant and primal simultaneously. […]

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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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King Rabbit Malbec 2012

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“Once in a while it happens that I vomit up a bunny.” ― Julio Cortázar Well, it does happen on occasion to the best of us. If you have a hare caught in your throat, Wine Harlots suggest washing it down with a bottle of King Rabbit Malbec. King Rabbit hails from France, and isn’t […]

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Acquiesce Belle Blanc 2012

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“There came a time when these two incompatible notions of who I was, well, something had to give. Either that ‘something’ is where you acquiesce to the world around you and you conform, or you sort of defiantly break whatever remaining bonds connect you to that world and create for yourself a different set of […]

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