Eight Sparkling Wines for the Holidays

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Now that we’re firmly in the embrace of autumn and winter is just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. Nothing says celebration to the Wine Harlots like sparkling wine. There are lots of delicious imported bubbles, but for our purposes, we’re drinking local this time out.  Here’s eight brands that […]

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A Taste of Temecula: Leonesse Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

A Taste of Temecula: Leonesse Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 copyright EatonAlive 2011

“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” — Henry Miller    If you’re not aware of the wine revolution going on in Temecula, you haven’t lived. There’s winemaking going on in them hills, and it’s divine, serene, joyous and yes, drunkenly alive. One […]

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Wine Cork Art: Call for Entries

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This contest hits all the right notes for the Wine Harlots.  The competition requires the artist to use wine corks as the primary source material to create the art, and the winner is awarded $500!  Are you interested yet? Premier Temecula Valley wine makers, Thornton Winery, is promoting the World of Wine Barrel Tasting on March […]

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Keyways Rousanne Estate Reserve 2008

“The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.”  — George Eliot This wine is a golden moment.  Glorious fragrant aroma of figs, tropical fruit and honey.  With a mouth of zippy […]

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Temecula Hills Estate Sangiovese 2006

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” — Joseph Campbell Wine Harlots love sangiovese.  Wine Harlots love local.  The Temecula Hills Estate Sangiovese 2006 combines both in one bottle.  Wine Harlot bliss.  It was black cherry goodness with a hint of spice (and everything nice).  We suggest pairing […]

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Oak Mountain Winery Field Blend 2005

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.”  —  English idiom The wine itself was very nice, a pleasant nose with lightly scented sweet berries.  It had zesty fruit with a toasty finish.  An easy sipping wine of mellow delicious goodness.   This was enjoyed al fresco in the moonlight at Wine Harlots Central in San Diego […]

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Temecula Hills Tempranillo 2006

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson This is a clear ruby wine with a fabulous aroma of raspberries, blackberries and stone fruit.  There are nice drying tannins on the finish.  You could spend hours just smelling this wine.  But […]

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Keyways Syrah 2007

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”  —  Sir Winston Churchill This is a big rustic, earthy wine, with lush flavors of blackberries and red currents.  The tannins are very pronounced, and this wine can (and probably should) be cellared for a couple of years.  The […]

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Thornton Syrah 2005

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”  —  Thornton Wilder I became acquainted with Thornton way, way back in the day, shortly after the change-over from Culbertson.  My friend Quinn said they had a terrific blush sparkler.  I gave her the “wow-you-are-the-tackiest-bitch-ever” look, […]

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