We have been on a little vacation from blogging, but Livermore’s showing in the 2014 SF Chronicle Wine Competition was a good reason to put fingers to keys. Here are the results for the wineries in the Livermore AVA.
3 Steves Winery 413 – Zinfandel – $30.00 to $34.99 2011 Cienega Valley [...]
Livermore wine country has a new inhabitant. Last weekend, Todd and I were able to sneak away for a bit and check in with our newest winery. Ehrenberg Cellars is located right off of Telsa Road next to The Singing Winemaker. Their current menu for tasting includes their 2010 Swirl Pinot Grigio, 2009 Swirl [...]
This weekend Livermore had the distinct privilege of hosting stage 7 of the Amgen bike tour. This was also the third year that Cuda Ridge winemaker, Larry Dino has teamed up with the First Street Wine Company and artist, Reina Hernandez to bring us the commemorative wine for the Livermore stage of the Amgen tour. The [...]
We did our 5 year test on our stash of 2008 Wood Family Syrah today. Great news. We stored it at 64 degrees F and uncorked it to find a great aroma and a strong sweetness. Try your stash and let us know your thoughts.
After a busy week of dealing with work and life in general, I found myself at home on my day off having to complete some unfinished projects. This was definitely not the way I had planned to spend my time away from work. I had been hoping to get out to a couple of the [...]
As it is still the month of February Nottingham Cellars is still focusing on Petite Sirah in this episode, but this time they travel to Handles Gastropub in Pleasanton, CA to taste the final product and discuss some of the flavor compounds with Collin and his brother, Patrick. After they’ve disected the structure of the [...]
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
A friend sent me this article about sharing wine with your spouse. It’s a fun read for today – maybe a bottle or two will be shared with your loved one tonight. Whatever your plans are for your Valentine’s celebration, if wine is on the menu, support our local talent by purchasing [...]