The Royal Wedding

Who on this planet has not been following, even if unintentionally, the buzz that has surrounded the Royal Wedding of Cate Middleton and Prince William? Even if you are annoyed by how outplayed this event has been, you have to admit, it is a rather spectacular and historical moment, even if you are just looking […]

AMGEN Comes To The Livermore Wine Country

Introduction to the Amgen Tour compliments of Penni Price

The Amgen Tour de California, the largest cycling event in America, is a royal journey throughout the State of California.  This eight-day race began in 2006 after the demise of the Coors Classic.  Professional riders compare this tour with the Tour de France, and even use […]

A great hair day

Any time I get to sit back and relax for 2 to 3 hours during the middle of the day and do nothing but flip through the latest tabloid, travel, or cooking magazines while being pampered by Michelle at Classic Images is a rare treat that I always look forward to.  Today was no exception. […]

Wanless Chardonnay Adding Great Flavor To Swirl's Tasting Room

Another Friday and another opportunity for my favorite kind of research.  Wine Research…We decided to head over to one of our favorite Friday lunch locations, Swirl, for a light meal and then some wine tasting in their newly added tasting room.

We enjoyed a fantastic lunch.  I had the pesto turkey sandwich on Chibatta […]

Rodrigue Molyneaux Introduces Wine and Food Pairings

During a recent Research Friday visit to Swirl I had the opportunity to enjoy a glass of Rodrigue Molyneaux’s 2008 Cabiovese.  This is one of my favorite wines and it had been too long since I had the opportunity to taste its wonderful flavor.  Unfortunately my glass found itself empty all too quickly and […]

Nottingham Cellars’ Wine Education Series

I just received this press release from our friends at Nottingham cellars.  It looks like they have a lot of great wine education opportunities coming up for the wine lovers out there.

 

Cuda Ridge Provides Livermore's Commemorative Wine For AMGEN

Get ready all you pedal pushers and gear machines.  The AMGEN Tour of California, America’s most successful cycling race, is coming back to Livermore.  The city of Livermore is host city for the 4th stage of the tour so if you want to see some of the best cycling teams in the world, Livermore will […]

Casbah Cafe and Fenestra True Red * Lot 25*

Julia and I wanted to try something different for dinner the other night.  We remembered the new restaurant that opened up near Zephyr Grill on First Street in Livermore.  Something different sounded good, so we headed over to Casbah Cafe right on First Street.  I couldn’t wait to try the food.  My mom made the […]

It's beginning to feel like Chardonnay weather

With the change in weather comes a change in wine choices.  For the most part, I tend to be attracted to a fruity, smooth red regardless of the circumstances.  However, when the weather starts getting warmer and the grilled chicken and veggies come out, it’s Chardonnay that grabs my attention.  I have had the […]

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