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Troublemaker Road Trip :: Join the Trouble

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“Trouble is my business.” – Raymond Chandler Trouble is the Wine Harlots middle name. (Yeah, it looks weird on the passport, but trouble is our birthright.) So when I heard the Troublemaker was coming to town, I brought out the A Game. (And lined up a couple of bail bondsmen. When you bring the A […]

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3CV Bank 2010

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“A night of exhilaration, of boredom and terror, in which the merest of sounds took on other forms – grew large in the expanse of darkness. After several hours the sheep gradually stopped calling to each other from across the river banks, and a brittle quiet descended. I desperately wanted to walk down to the […]

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Crios Torrontes 2012

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“Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.” — Helen Keller Tired of winter weather? The darkness, stillness and cold still enveloping you, […]

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Château Ballan-Larquette Bordeaux Blanc 2011

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“We must leave this terrifying place tomorrow and go searching for sunshine.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald Wine. Terrifying? For the general public, it can be. So many, brands, so many labels, so many rules, rituals and misconceptions. Like the myth that “Bordeaux wines are super-expensive.” Sure, they’re a few grand crus that are prohibitively expensive, but […]

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Ottimino Zinfinity 2008

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“To infinity… and beyond!” – Buzz Lightyear Wine Harlots ♥ Ottimino Zinfinity. Ottimino focuses on zinfandel —  they only grape they produce is zinfandel, with their flagship offerings are significantly priced higher than the Zinfinity. With Zinfinity, Ottimino is producing a wine with their trademark quality for under $15. And Wine Harlots ♥ great values. […]

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Attems Pinot Grigio 2011

I love Collio!

“Fairy tales say that apples were golden only to refresh the forgotten moment when we found that they were green. They make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one wild moment, that they run with water.” ― G.K. Chesterton It’s no fairy tale to say that the Attems Pinot Grigio is how all pinot grigio’s […]

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Happy Bitch :: Lucky Bastard

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“Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman’s got to hold on to.” ― Stephen King “Farewell, bastard.”  ― William Shakespeare How about a Valentine’s Day tale? Where a Happy Bitch meets a Lucky Bastard and they live happily ever after? Dream on dumbasses. This is the real world. You only get a happy ending if you pay […]

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Buena Vista Carneros Chardonnay 2009

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“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again […]

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Witness Tree Pinot Gris Stand Sure Vineyard Willamette Valley 2010

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“I dream of wayward gulls and all landless lovers, rare moments of winter sun, peace, privacy, for everyone.” — William Claire A sunny winter day on the beach. Rocky shore, the sun warming your face, the cold breeze buffeting your body and reminding you that even though the sun is shining, it’s not close to […]

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Sauvignon Blanc: Tale of Two Countries

photograph of two bottles of white wine in front of a cord board backdrop with bottles of Baron de Rothschild Lafite Reserve White Bordeaux Los Vasocs Suavgnon Blanc and Los Vascos Sauvginon Blanc

 “You looked like the sun I was the only one Who could stare until you were done shining on me And as we drank our wine and let the world fade away The sunrise tried to end it while we tried to stay” Joshua Radin Sauvignon blanc says summer like no other wine. Lemony and […]

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