Spain

Put a Cork in It! :: Wine Cork Surfboards

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Wine Harlots love wine, but we are also enchanted by the creativity and ingenuity of artisans who use the waste products of wine — corks and bottles — and then reimagine and craft them into purposeful, beautiful and useful items. RichPeopleThings, a social enterprise located in the Murcia wine region in Spain, has created stunning […]

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Monte Ducay Reserva 2009

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“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats, and if some of these can be inexpensive and quickly procured so much the better.” — Iris Murdoch Not one to bury the lead, let’s cut to the chase, shall we? This wine is a delicious red wine from Spain for $7 USD at Trader […]

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Rey Santo Verdejo 2013

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“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor; “Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young Raise a glass to surviving winter and welcome the warmth of spring the sunlight of summer. Open a bottle of Rey Santo Verdejo and pour out liquid sunshine. Bright […]

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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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Paul Cheneau Rosé Cava

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“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

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“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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