Italy

The Bellini

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The mimosa is a brunch staple, but for the Wine Harlots, we think mimosa’s suck. Too acidic, and quite frankly, a waste of sparkling wine. But Bellini’s are a whole different story. The Bellini was created by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of the legendary Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy, and the drink was popularized by Ernest Hemingway (but […]

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Bocelli Prosecco Extra Dry

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“All that counts in life is intention.” — Andrea Bocelli Does a wine make you want to sing? Opera? It might if it’s Bocelli Prosecco Extra Dry produced by celebrated Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. The Bocelli Family has been producing wines for over 130 years. But stepping away from the famous name, the wine carries […]

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Attems Pinot Grigio 2011

I love Collio!

“Fairy tales say that apples were golden only to refresh the forgotten moment when we found that they were green. They make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one wild moment, that they run with water.” ― G.K. Chesterton It’s no fairy tale to say that the Attems Pinot Grigio is how all pinot grigio’s […]

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Mionetto Prosecco Organic D.O.C. Treviso

photograph of a bottle of sparkling white wine Mionetto Organic Prosecco DOC Treviso with a flute of the sparkling wine on a granite counter-top

“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the […]

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Where in the World are the Wine Harlots?

sepia photograph of the Effiel Tower, Paris France. Full shot of the tower with trees to the left of the shot.

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” –- Robert Louis Stevenson Like the Scarlet Pimpernel, the Wine Harlots are “here, there and everywhere” and will be sharing some of our adventures. Over the next ten days I’ll be fondly recalling […]

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Famous Harlots in History: Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa (or La Joconde, La Gioconda) by Leonardo da Vinci circa 1503 -- 1505 but worked on for the rest of this life. A haunting masterpiece in the permanent collection of the Louvre in Paris. Oil on Poplar

“Mona Lisa is the only beauty who went through history and retained her reputation.” — Will Rogers Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. Created between 1503 and 1505. In the permanent collection at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. Salle des États.

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Allegrini Amarone Classico DOC 2006

Allegrini Amarone Classico DOC 2006 imported by Winebow and sold by Wine Chateau with a red arrow  emphasising the name with amarone with

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” — Italo Calvino  Allegrini Amarone Classico is a wine that is a classic, and is never finished saying what it has to say, even after the bottle is emptied; the Amarone lingers and haunts your memories forever. The wine rich […]

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Layer Cake Primitivo 2008

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“I am putting real plums into an imaginary cake.” — Mary McCarthy Who doesn’t love cake? And Layer Cake Primitivo 2008 is no exception. Give this an hour or two open up and it will pair perfectly with red meat on a backyard barbeque. The color is dense purple, with plummy, jammy flavors of black […]

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Gabriele Rausse

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“Good wine is a necessity of life for me.” — Thomas Jefferson I became acquainted with the wines of Gabriele Rausse during my sojourn in Virginia last year. Of all the magnificent wines Virginia has to offer, I think Gabriele Rausse might very well be my favorite.  An Italian immigrant, he is a pioneer of […]

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Donelli Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Amabile

Donelli Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Amabile

“Life is a risk.” — Diane Von Furstenberg Take a risk and try a lambrusco. Italian. Red. Effervescent. The sugar content of lambrusco’s range from dry to sweet. The Donelli Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Amabile is in the semi-sweet category, a perfect wine for those love sweet wines, and a sparkling red is unusual enough […]

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