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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How to Say “Cheers” in Any Language

Want to show off at your next soirée with a toast that complements the drinks you are serving? Or are you traveling and want to fit in at the local pub or enoteca? Do what the Wine Harlots do, and consult this handy Toast Translator so not only can you drink like a native, but […]

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GOVERRE Travel Wine Glasses

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UPDATE: The initial Kickstarter campaign was not funded. On 03/31/14, GOVERRE revamped their budget and relaunched a brand-new Kickstarter funding initiative. Pre-order your own GOVERRE glasses now. “Any wine. Any time.” It’s the motto of GOVERRE, a new portable wine glass launched last week for funding on Kickstarter. Any wine. Any time. That’s an apt motto […]

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TSA Approves Corkscrews on Planes. Now Citizens Demand Access to Wine Bottles.

color photograph of a pulltex pulltap wine key corkscrew wine bottle opener in red crimson bordeaux

Update: On June 4, 2013, the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reversed their decision to allow small knives on planes, and will confiscate the standard corkscrew (pictured below) if present in carry-on bags at the TSA screening check-points.  #OneStepForwardTwoStepsBackThe United States Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced yesterday new guidelines that will allow corkscrews […]

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Wine Harlots Holiday Gift Wish List

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“I don’t know what’s in the box, but I love it. Unopened gifts contain hope.” ― Jarod Kintz Here’s a few items that have caught my eye that I would love to see under the Wine Harlots Christmas tree this year. Extravagant and unrealistic? Sure. But isn’t that what a gift wish-list is all about? Travel […]

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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?

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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

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“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 for […]

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Wines of France Across America Road Trip

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“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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