Philanthropy Thursday

Buy Napa. Drink Napa.

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“You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.” ― César Chávez As you are aware, the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in 25 years occurred last Sunday, with the epicenter in Napa. Injuries were minimal, but the economic losses are estimated to be more than a billion dollars and potentially up to […]

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What to Give This Holiday Season?

photograph of white beeswax candles lit and flickering lighting the darkness with it's hopeful light

“Joy is not in things; it is in us.” – Richard Wagner Wine Harlots suggest you give of yourself this holiday season. (Knock it off you perverts; I’m being serious for a moment.) Tithe your time. Even if you have an abundance of cash (and if you do in this bleak economy, feel free to […]

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Falling Whistles

Falling Whistles Be A Whistle Blower for Peace necklace on a Elsa Peretti for Tiffany open heart key ring - photo credit Eaton Alive 2010

 “I am only one, but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but I still can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do. “ – Helen Keller “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” –Edmund […]

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Carruth Cellars Surfing Madonna Save the Ocean North Coast Cuvee

photograph of the mosaic stained glass art piece Surfing Madonna by Encinitas artist Mark Patterson Carruth Cellars Surfing Madonna Save the Ocean North Coast Cuvee the image is the image of the Blessed Virgin Guadalupe in a long robe or habit on a surfboard surfing on an azure coblat blue sea with the worlds

“Art is not to be taught in Academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets.” – Oscar Wilde “Why shouldn’t things be largely absurd, futile, and transitory? They are so, and we are so, and they and we go very well together.” […]

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Layer Cake Wine Scholarship

Logo of Layer Cake Scholarship. The basic Layer Cake label with the three-tier frosted layer cake with the word

Welcome to Philanthropy Thursday, where we profile people, products, and organizations that showcase the best nature of humankind. “When a woman turns to scholarship there is usually something wrong with her sexual opportunities.” — Friedrich Nietzsche Geez, even Nietzsche is taking shots at the Wine Harlot. My sexual opportunities are just fine, Freddy, mind your business and […]

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(Red)

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Welcome to Philanthropy Thursday, where we profile people, products, and organizations that showcase the best nature of humankind. Say what you will about (Project) Red, but the Wine Harlots love it. It doesn’t replace charitable contributions, of course, but it brings awareness to a social issues, and forces our consumer culture to think about what […]

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One Day Without Shoes

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Welcome to Philanthropy Thursday Monday, where we profile people, products, and organizations that showcase the best nature of humankind. Join us tomorrow by spending One Day Without Shoes to heighten awareness of the challenging conditions the developing world experiences that we in developed nations take for granted. Not wearing shoes isn’t just painful, it can […]

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Fledgling Wine

fledgling wines benefit room to read, get a great pinot noir or chardonnay and help increase literacy in the third world

Welcome to Philanthropy Thursday, where we profile people, products, and organizations that showcase the best nature of humankind. “When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.”  –  Christopher Morley Do good. Drink better. Wine Harlots […]

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Drink Sake Tonight

beautifly decorated sake casks barrels

“I love you the more that I believe you have liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.” – John Keats How to help Japan recover from the devastating earthquake?  Drink sake.  (Donations to the Red Cross are recommended too, but tomorrow it’s all about the sake.)  Wine writer and former Japan resident W. […]

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Room to Read

Room to Read logo, a multi-colored house made out of books

Welcome to Philanthropy Thursday, where we profile people, products, and organizations that showcase the best nature of humankind. “Only the educated are free.” — Epictetus “The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” — Diogenes Laertius There are 775 million people in the world who are illiterate – with 300 million children […]

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