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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Paul Cheneau Rosé Cava

Cards Against Humanity and Paul Cheneau Rose Cava

“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.” ― Mae West There’s no evil in the Paul Cheneau Rosé Cava, it’s an affordable, delicious sparkler with subtle flavors of raspberries. It’s a best buy and it’s a crowd pleaser. It was what I was quaffing last weekend when I was getting my ass […]

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Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava

bottle of the black sparkler from Spain, Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava

“You can have any color as long as it’s black.” – Henry Ford Is cava the new black? It is for the Wine Harlots. Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava is a fresh and fun sparkler. With its distinctive black bottle, it’s a classic. Affordable and available pretty much anywhere alcohol is sold – as reliable […]

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Whole Foods Market Spanish Summer Wines

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“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … its summertime!” ― Kenny Chesney Whole Foods Market hosted a virtual wine-tasting to showcase a half-dozen Spanish wines that are warm weather friendly to kick-off the summer season. What’s a virtual wine tasting? (Yes, actual wine is involved.) It’s when a group of drinkers take to […]

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Where in the World are the Wine Harlots?

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“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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Campo Viejo Rioja Crianza 2007

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“Life can’t be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.”  — William F. Buckley, Jr. And to paraphrase William F. Buckley, Jr., life isn’t all bad if you can buy a delicious wine for a ten-spot. The Campo Viejo Rioja Crianza 2007 […]

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Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva 2006

bottle of Camp Viejo Rioja Reserva 2006 the label is orange with copper foil, with a glass of the ruby colored tempranillo to the right of the bottle

“Drink to me.” — Pablo Picasso    As famous last words go, I’ll drink to Picasso. I’ll also drink to the Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva, a delicious easy-drinking red, at a reasonable price. The color is a bright ruby, the flavors are strawberry and cherry with notes of  pepper and vanilla. The perfect pairing is […]

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Ochoa Moscatel 2010

Bottle shot of Ochoa Moscatel Vino Moscatel Dulce a golden dessert wine

“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.” — John Keats Quaffing Ochoa Moscatel is like a dreamy melody that will have you singing it’s praises long after the bottle is finished. This is an exquisite late harvest dessert wine with vibrant aromas of tropical fruit – mango, passion fruit and pineapple. The same […]

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Discover the Land of Don Quixote – D.O. La Mancha

Image of windmills on a hill, beckoning the world to come to D.O. La Mancha to discover the land of Quixote

“Thou hast seen nothing yet.”  –  Miguel de Cervantes Wine Harlots are part of the La Mancha Project. We’ll be writing about our experiences in Spain, and the wines of D.O. La Mancha, the biggest wine producing region in the world. The articles will be inter-mixed on the La Mancha website, Quixote Wine and on […]

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