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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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Wine Harlots Read Banned Books

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“Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you’re going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book…” —  Dwight D. Eisenhower I always say, “if you can’t read, you can’t think.” And by restricting what you can read, severely limits critical […]

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The Cocktail Chart of Film & Literature

a thubnail of the poster from Pop Chart Labs The Film and Literature Cocktail Guide

 “The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.”  —  Richard Blaine in Casablanca Some people want to party like a rock star, but Wine Harlots want to drink like Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe. If you too want to drink like your favorite character from the movies or literature, you surely […]

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The Initiates :: A Comic Artist And a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs :: Etienne Davodeau

In the graphic novel The Initiates - A Comic Artist And a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs, comic artist Etienne Davodeau proposes to Loire Valley wine maker Richard Leroy that they spend a year immersing themselves in learning each others respective lifework. Leroy agrees, and the apprenticeship begins.

“We walk between night and day. Between heaven and earth. A suspended moment, when talking is unnecessary.” — Etienne Davodeau In the graphic novel The Initiates – A Comic Artist And a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs, comic artist Etienne Davodeau proposes to Loire Valley wine maker Richard Leroy that they spend a year immersing themselves […]

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Dinner and Wine for $20 or Less

jacket cover of the ebook Dinner and Wine for $20 Twenty Dollars or Less by Amy Gross and Erin Chase

 “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” — Paul Prudhomme Free is a very good price, I often say. Today and tomorrow (January 24-25, 2013) you can download a digital copy of Dinner and Wine for $20 or Less from Amazon for no cost. After the promotional period ends, the purchase price of the book […]

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My Last Supper :: Melanie Dunea

photograph of the book cover of My last Supper Fifty Great Chefs and Their Final Meals by Melanie Dunna

“If you were to die tomorrow, what single dish, what mouthful of food from anywhere in the world or anytime in your life, would you chose as your last? What would be your choice for your last meal on earth?” – Anthony Bourdain A simple premise. A deceptively difficult challenge to master. What would be […]

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Read the Books…

WPA Chicago Illinois Art Project created between 1936 and 1941. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection from the Library of Congress. A woman in a coat clutching a book being buffeted by the winter wind. Blue background

“A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive.” — Erica Jong  WPA Chicago Illinois Art Project created between 1936 and 1941. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress). Artist unknown.

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The Way I See It #138

photograph of a hand pouring red wine out of a green bottle into a wine glass in the candle light. in the background there are other glasses filled with red wine.

 The good life is the middle way, Between ambition and compassion, Between action and reflection, Between company and solitude, Between hedonism and abstinence, Between passion and judgement, Between the cup of coffee, and the glass of wine. Jay McInerney Jay McInerney is author of Bright Lights,BigCity, Bacchus and Me and A Hedonist in the Cellar […]

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Wine and a Good Book: Modern-Style

photograph of a glass of red wine nested next to the Barnes & Noble Nook book reader. Curl up with a glass of wine and a good book, modern, Wine Harlot style.

“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” — John Keats Photo credit by Let Ideas Compete Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) 2010. The book reader is the Nook from Barnes & Noble.

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Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: 25th Anniversary Edition :: Kevin Zraly

photo of the cover of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course 25th Anniversary Edition by Kevin Zraly with four wines glasses filled with burgundy pinot noir

  Windows on the World opened in 1972 in Tower One of the World Trade Center with Kevin Zraly as wine director. Four year later Zraly began the Windows on the World Wine Course. This year, as America’s preeminent wine educator, he was honored by James Beard Foundation with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Although the […]

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