Gloomy spring weather got you down? EL SOL may be the remedy.


I don’t know about you but this late spring weather is getting me a little down.  I don’t know how much more I can take of this wind, rain, and lack of sun.  I’m trying my best to just hang on until summer, which is my favorite time of year hands down. […]

Picazo Pouring At The First Street Wine Company

I often think about how lucky we are to live here in the Livermore Valley.  With the Urban expansion creeping ever closer, it is nice to see that Livermore has taken a stand to preserve the open agricultural land that has fought for almost a century to exist in the midst of prohibition, depression, and […]

Fenestra 2006 Cab – Thatcher Bay Vineyard

Last month,  my sister gifted me with a beautiful basket full of goodies for my birthday.  There was everything from chocolate, crackers, and cheese to soaps, candles, and my favorite – a bottle of Fenstra’s 2006 Cab from their Thatcher Bay Vineyard.  I don’t recall having tried this one in their tasting room – they have […]

Charles R Vineyard Continuing Their Tradition of Excellence

The Bartlett family, owners of Charles R Vineyard, have had a rough start to 2011.  With the unfortunate passing of their son and winemaker, Randy Bartlett, the tasting room has been closed for several weeks.  When I learned that they would be open this Memorial Day weekend I knew I had to go in […]

Memorial Weekend at McGrail Vineyards

My friend Robyn does a little wine pouring at McGrail Vineyards and she recently told me that McGrail would be releasing their 2009 Casa de Vinas Petite Sirah this Memorial Day weekend.  When Rachel and I found ourselves with a free Sunday afternoon, we decided to take advantage of the opportunity to sneak out for […]

Bryersantis Approved: 05/30/11

Bryersantís Approved: Livermore Grocery Outlet

2007 Sterling Vintner’s Collection

Sauvignon Blanc

Central Coast, California


Stoney Ridge/Crooked Vine - Always A Good Experience

Saturday afternoon, Todd and I had a couple of hours of free time while our kids were at a birthday party.  We decided to pay a visit to some wineries that we had not been to for a while.  One of our stops was Stoney Ridge/Crooked Vine.  One of the reasons that I love to […]

Bryersantís Approved:05/23/11

Bryersantís Approved: Livermore Grocery Outlet

2007 Red Head Ranch Zinfandel

Paso Robles, California


A bit of Livermore in Yosemite

This past weekend, the Bryersantis Family embarked on a short, but sweet, journey to the Yosemite Valley.  Thanks to Julia, we were afforded an opportunity to share a cabin for a couple of nights.  Upon arrival, after the kids ran around claiming *their spots*, we immediately began unpacking our cars.  When it came time to […]

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