New Years Eve 2010

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I know, I know, it’s been a while since you’ve heard anything from me. I guess I’ve been a little preoccupied with the busyness of the holidays, the kids, the family get togethers, and entertaining, and well to be honest… feeling a little uninspired to write anything.

Now here we are with New Years […]

Nicole’s Parents Wine

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About 6 weeks ago, the Bryersantis family decided that we needed to have a wine tasting.  We had found some wines at the Grocery Outlet, a winery or 2 and a special unlabled bottle from my friend Nicole, whose mom and dad, that lives in Sonoma made.  I am all about the home winemaker, in […]

Christmas Eve spent at Tenuta Vineyards

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Before driving over to my dad’s house for Christmas Eve dinner, Julia and I thought we would swing by Tenuta Vineyards in Livermore.  Heard they would be open so it was a perfect stop.  Also heard if you bring in an empty wine bottle they would fill it up for $10 if it was one […]

New Show Idea

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Tonight Julia came over for light-hearted dinner with Jenny and me where we all enjoyed a Longevity Syrah. During dinner, Julia introduced a new tv show to us. Hoarders. What was _that_ all about? The most gut-wrenching show on TV by far. Are you defending the dude with 60+ cars in his yard based on […]

Perception

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Sometimes it’s good to take a step back from the tasting bar and put it all in perspective. As 2010 is coming to a close maybe its time to ask yourself a few uncomfortable questions. Am I volunteering for the clean-up committee at Christmas parties so I can finish off the open bottles? Did the […]

A Trip to Wente Vineyards

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Still on Christmas Vacation and loving every minute!  Sounds funny coming from an adult but it’s true!  You’d expect to hear that coming from one of my kids but I too can join in. You see, I have time off from work and I go back January 3rd, 2011. Today we were fortunate to find […]

Livermore Grocery Outlet- Mavrik Cellars 2006 Grenache

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Sunday night…normally I’d be singing the Sunday night blues but not tonight!  I’m off work for two whole weeks to enjoy Christmas and New Years.  I always look forward to this time of the year.  Great time for me to recharge and spend some time at home with the family relaxing.  Went to the Livermore Grocery […]

Date Night and Livermore Cattlemens

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Earlier this year, Rachel helped as a counselor for our daughter’s class when they went on a school camping trip.  I came home last week and Rachel was excited to tell me that the teachers had decided to pay back the parents who helped by watching their kids for a night to allow the […]

I heart Research Fridays

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Jenny called me up early last week and said, “do you realize that this is the last Friday we have for Research Friday before the kids get out of school for Christmas break?”  I hadn’t realized this, but as the realization sunk in, I suddenly discovered that folding clothes and straightening the house would NOT […]