The Wine Road, Northern Sonoma County

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SPONSORED POST September is California Wine Month and the Wine Road, Northern Sonoma County asked me to share some the resources they have available to visitors to Northern Sonoma County. The Wine Road is an association of wineries and lodgings in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys of Northern Sonoma County. There are […]

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St. Francis “Naughty or Nice” Valentine Day Gift Pack

st valentine's day wine selections for your sweetheart

“I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.” — Marilyn Monroe I’m no angel. Some would say I am devil. And I’m certainly not Marilyn Monroe! But as small girls in […]

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Buena Vista Carneros Chardonnay 2009

photograph of a blue tile wall with a bottle of Buena Vista Winery CaRNEROS cHARDONNAY with a wine glass of the golden vino to the right

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again […]

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St. Francis Sonoma County Old Vines Zinfandel 2008

gonzo wine pairing at it's best photograph of california's st francis sonoma county old vines sin with a tin of Cogenhagen straight cut chewing tobacco

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”  ― Hunter S. Thompson Sometimes you just have to go […]

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Iron Horse Chinese Cuvée 2007

bottle shot of Iron Horse Vineyard initial release of Chinese Cuvee a sparkling wine designed to celebrate the Chinese New Year -- Year of the Dragon. The bottle is emerald green with a gold label and red capsule of the Chinese flag with a lucky fan with the chinese kanji for dragon

“The dragons begin to speak. Ying and Yang are commingled.” The Yuan Kien Lei Han Welcome the Dragon! Today is the first day of Year of the Dragon, which is considered the luckiest year in the Chinese zodiac. Wine Harlots were born in the year of the Dragon, so this year portends to be an […]

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Foppiano Vineyards Estate Bottled Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2010

bottle shot of Foppiano Vineyards Estate Bottle Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma, California, USA. The bottle is golden with a white label and flowing script

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.” — Charles Dickens During nature’s darkest season, bring a little light into the […]

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Roth Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

photograph of a bottleshot of Roth Estate Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon red wine from Sonoma California

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple […]

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Wine Guerrilla Sonoma County Zinfandel 2009

label for Wine Guerrilla Sonoma Zinfandel withPaul Klee inspired three nude blond women with sunflowers created by the artist Sean Colgin.

“Women are natural guerrillas. Scheming, we nestle into the enemy’s bed, avoiding open warfare, watching the options, playing the odds.” — Sally Kempton One taste and you’ll be scheming on how to get more of Wine Guerrilla Sonoma County Zinafandel 2009. Fruit forward with blackberry jam, black cherry and raspberries with notes of pepper, vanilla […]

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Talisman Red Dog Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir 2007

Talisman Red Dog Vineyard Sonoma Mountan Pinot Noir 2007 Pommard Clone with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glazed Salmon with Mushroom Riscotto and spinch - photo credit copyright EatonAlive

“Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe — the open sesame to every soul.” — Elizabeth Cady Stanton Wine Harlots are in love with Talisman Red Dog Vineyard Sonoma Mountain […]

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Foppiano Vineyard Estate Bottled Petite Sirah 2008

bottle shot of the sublime Foppiano Vineyards Petite Sirah 2008 from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma California

“One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space.  Millions of stars blazed in darkness, and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages.  Otherwise there was no reminder of human life.  My […]

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