Baby it's cold outside!

The temperatures are dropping fast like the leaves. The vineyards are bursting with the last colors of the season before winter really takes hold creating a most beautiful backdrop for the weekend to come. We have been getting into the holiday spirit a little earlier than usual this year as we prepare for our first […]


How can  we not stop and take a moment?  How can we not stop and breathe in the golden hued landscapes and not say a word of thanks?  How can we not sit back and realize that  this is all a lot bigger than us?  From vineyards with yellow, red and orange cast leaves to […]

Yum Yum Yummy

Two times now on two different occasions, we have had our dear friends open what has now become one of my very favorite wines as of late. I count this as a big deal seeing as I haven’t blogged in weeks.  I would like to tantalize and entice you by describing this phenomenal wine in […]

The Winemaker's Pour House - Food, wine, and so much more.....

Livermore Valley Wine fans – If you haven’t been to the Winemaker’s Pour House on 1st Street, you need to go check it out.  It’s all about Livermore wines and some amazing food to pair with them! When you walk through the door, Kelly instantly makes you feel welcome.  Her enthusiasm for what she […]

Yummy Trader Joes Find!

Looking for a nice Tuesday night wine? Then you should check out Cocobon 2010 California Red Wine, which is exclusively at Trader Joe’s. It is around $7 and is very satisfying. In fact, I think it is even better the next day after it has gotten some air into it… if it lasts that long that […]

The Winemaker's Pour House - More Love for Livermore Wines

There’s a new place in downtown Livermore that has quietly opened and if you haven’t noticed, they are all about showing Livermore love.  The Winemaker’s Pour House had their soft opening about a month ago and it’s well on it’s way to becoming a huge asset to Livermore, our wineries, and our downtown.  The Pour […]

Yay Fall! Yay Me!

Oh boy do I love autumn! Especially after a hot summer it feels wonderful to throw on a cozy sweater, make hot tea and sit by a warm fire. I also love how pretty the Livermore Valley is right now with all the colors changing on the vines and the sky mixed with rain clouds […]

Swirl Happenings

As if Rocco’s mom’s famous *secret cake* weren’t enough, Swirl has added a new delicacy to their menu. If you’ve ever spent a long evening at Swirl sipping wine, sharing one of many delicious items off of the tapas menu, and then ended your evening with a glass of port and a longing for something […]

Monique Soltani (Livermore Patch) Features Nottingham Cellars

We have been talking about this kid for some time now and he continues to get rave reviews for his fabulous wine.  Check out Monique Soltani’s coverage of Collin Cranor and Nottingham Cellars on the Livermore Patch Wine Wednesdays.



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