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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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Château d’Aquéria Tavel Rosé 2011

Château d’Aquéria Tavel Rosé 2011 Chateau d'Aqueria Travel Rose

“You’re here!” Isabelle danced up to them in delight, carrying a glass of fuchsia liquid, which she thrust at Clary. “Have some of this!” Clary squinted at it. “Is it going to turn me into a rodent?” “Where is the trust? I think it’s strawberry juice,” Isabelle said. “Anyways, it’s yummy. Jace?” She offered him […]

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Champagne A.R. Lenoble Brut Intense

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“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” – Mother Teresa Wine Harlots have intense love for Champagne A.R. Lenoble Brut Intense. This sparkler is lovely with notes of apple, pear and a hint of nectarine with a toasty finish. What to pair with Champagne? Bubbles work with most anything in the Wine Harlots opinion, so […]

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Champagne Lanson Rose Label Brut Rosé

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“I’m not going to be caught around here for any fool celebration. To hell with birthdays!” — Norman Rockwell Whether you hate birthday celebrations, like Norman Rockwell, or feel like The Wine Harlot that the entire month month of August should be dedicated in tribute, Champagne is the ultimate birthday quaff. Champagne Lanson Rose Label […]

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Trimbach Riesling 2010

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“I like the light that comes off metal shutters at siesta time in the summer, having a break from driving in the shops at motorway services, the odour of petrol at petrol stations, rolling down little slopes. I hate it when you tread in a puddle and the water soaks your socks.” — Audrey Tautou […]

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Joseph Drouhin Laforêt Bourgogne Chardonnay 2012

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“Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods.” – Georg Brandes Laforêt Bourgogne Chardonnay is a pleasant little wine, perfect for summer picnics to the woods – or the beach or the mountains. The screw-cap makes it easy for dining dining alfresco. The wine is basic, a simple, easy summer wine, with citrus notes […]

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Red, She Said

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“Red is the great clarifier – bright and revealing. I can’t imagine becoming bored with red – it would be like becoming bored with the person you love.” – Diana Vreeland photo credit: EatonAlive ©2013

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Wine Harlots Spring Fling in Spain and France

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“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” ― Anaïs Nin I’m in Spain as I write this, embarking on a twenty-six day wine odyssey beginning with Penedés and Priorat as a guest of Freixenet, a few days in Barcelona with gin and tonics, Gaudi and European professional basketball. The […]

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Château Ballan-Larquette Bordeaux Blanc 2011

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“We must leave this terrifying place tomorrow and go searching for sunshine.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald Wine. Terrifying? For the general public, it can be. So many, brands, so many labels, so many rules, rituals and misconceptions. Like the myth that “Bordeaux wines are super-expensive.” Sure, they’re a few grand crus that are prohibitively expensive, but […]

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