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Monogamy 2008 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

I know, wow, the name made ya look twice huh?  Don’t see that everyday!

What the bottle says, “You know you’ve experimented.  It’s a way to discover what you like….and what you don’t.  What makes you happy.  What satisfies your soul.  It’s how you know when you’ve found the one.  The one that makes you […]

No Corkscrew No Problem!!!

Have you ever been in the horrible position of having a wonderful bottle of your favorite wine, but no corkscrew to release that fruity goodness.  I just came across this YouTube video that provides a couple of alternatives to get you into that bottle.  The last tactic is my favorite.  Thanks to Howcast for this […]

Tuesday Tunes Protest

Livermore’s Tuesday Tunes used to be about coming downtown to enjoy the music, the food, and to let the kids have a good time running around and play with their friends. Some brought food from home while others enjoyed dining at the restaurants along First Street.

With the new Summer season came some changes. […]

Wild Hare Winery California Petite Sirah

California Petite Sirah

I don’t know a lot about Petite Sirah so I found this little blurb on the internet.  “Petite Sirah is one of a group of grapes that took to a new home – in this case California – after moving from the relative obscurity enjoyed at its birthplace – France in […]

Spotlight 2005 Merlot Central Coast

I got a text today from my wife asking if I could join her and the rest of my family at my brother in-law’s house for dinner. There was another text right after that to, “bring the wine”. I was instructed to grab something really quick from our house and come on over. I […]

Marina California and a 2006 Longevity Cabernet Sauvignon

My wife and I spent the night at the Sanctuary Resort in Marina California and we wanted to bring a little bit of Livermore Valley with us! Since it was my wife’s 40th birthday, we decided to bring one of our “untouchable” wines. That’s right….a 2006 Livermore Valley Longevity Cabernet Sauvignon. This was a […]

BoaVentura Syrah

Last month at Sanctuary: We brought a 2007 BoaVentura Syrah. Sanctuary charges $8 corkage fee, even for Livermore wines but Jenny claimed the BoaVentura was worth it.  It was.  Also enjoyed Karaoke with Eddy Tracy there and at Sapphire on Tuesdays. Hope to see you there next time.

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BoaVentura

Last weekend I had a couple hours to myself so, I decided to pay a visit to a winery I have heard a lot about, but have never been to.  I learned from Jenny that she received an email from BoaVentura de Caires winery, which alerted her that they would be open for tasting. […]