Tourism

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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Beaujolais & Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza

illustration of a vintage chicago postacard with red script and sights of Chicago super-imposed on the card. This was the first stop on the Wines of France Across America Road Trip

Chicago deep-dish pizza is legendary. Ooey-gooey deliciousness that takes nearly an hour to bake and a single slice is a meal. After the Wines of France Across America Team descended on Chicago we made a bee-line for deep-dish. Of course, we were told when we phoned in the order, “twenty-minutes.” When we arrived a half-hour […]

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Why the Wines of France Across America Tour?

photograph of an iconic silver airstream trailer from the rear with wines of france across america wrap with facebook and twitter information teases

Wines of France has embarked on a tour of the Midwest promoting the wines of France, starting off in Chicago, with stops in Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Dallas and Houston, before rolling the iconic Airstream trailer in to New Orleans on the eve of the Tales of the Cocktail. A road trip is a quintessentially […]

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Wines of France Across America Map

map of the wines of france across america summer tour 2012

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac Where in the World are the The Harlots? Today we’re in Chicago, kicking off the Wines of France Across America tour. Click on the map and be transported to Snooth.com for […]

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Wines of France Across America Road Trip

poster of wines of france across america with iconic images of american landmarks mash-up with wine bottles

“I was going to be left alone on my butt at the other end of the continent. But why think about that when all the golden land’s ahead of you and all kinds of unforseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you’re alive to see?” – Jack Kerouac Road trips are an […]

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Roman Wine Caves in Bordeaux at Chateau Reynier

photograph of the glowing old ancient Roman caves in Bordeaux, France on the estate of Marc and Agnes Lurton at Chateau Reynier

I looked out across The river today I saw a city in the fog and an old church tower Where the seagulls play I saw the sad shire horses walking home In the sodium light I saw two priests on the ferry October geese on a cold winter’s night And all this time, the river […]

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Château Penin

photograph of a bottle of  Chateau Penin Bordeaux Rose with a wineglass to the right

“The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one’s obsessions, is what makes some artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.” – John Updike Château Penin has been in the Carteyron family since the vineyard was planted in 1854, with five generations tending the […]

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Where’s My Wine?

Photograph of the detail of the the Monument of the Girondins, Bordeaux, France. With Dionysus/Bacchus with grapes leaves and berries as a crown and an excited expression shouting for wine

 “If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three – wine, food, and art – as a way of enhancing life.” — Robert Mondavi Detail of Dionysus/Bacchus from the base of the Monument aux Girondins, Bordeaux France. photo credit: EatonAlive ©2011

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Flea Market at Saint Michel

photograph of a glass of pilsner beer resting atop a map of Bordeaux, France with a pair of Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses resting to the right

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block What to do in Bordeaux? Clearly, wine is the name of the game. But when you want an escape from your enological endeavors, Wine Harlots say grab a beer, pull up […]

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Château L’Escart

bottle shot of Chateau L'Escart Omar Khayam and Agape Bordeaux wines

“Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” ― Omar Khayyám On the last day of our sojourn in Bordeaux, we dropped in on Damien and Lorena Laurent of Château L’Escart, […]

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