A Night In Little Italy

Last weekend Carl, Julia, Jenny, Todd, and I celebrated Ken’s birthday by taking him to North Beach in San Francisco for a special evening at Tony’s Pizza Napoletana.  If you’ve never been, this is a place worth checking out.  Just make sure to get there early because this place is always packed and for good […]

Progressive Pizza and Wine Pairing

 We had a great time working the Progressive Pizza and Wine Pairing at Nottingham Cellars.  We were expecting to have 50 guests in attendance, but we ended up having an overflow crowed of around 65.  I was in awe of the transformation that Nottingham Cellars barrel room went though, going from a working […]

Sneak Peek: Longevity Petite Sirah

One of the perks of hanging out with the winemakers of the Livermore Valley is that often times we have the opportunity to taste wine before it has been released.

If you have followed our blog, then you have heard us sing to praises of the small Livermore Valley winery, Longevity Wines, which has […]

New releases from Livermore's own Crooked Vine Stony Ridge Wineries

Just last weekend Julia and I had a chance to visit Livermore’s own Crooked Vine Stony Ridge Wineries.  I still cannot believe the gems that are here in my own backyard called Livermore.  Crooked Vine Stony Ridge is a gem alright, let me tell you.  The moment you walk in to the winery there are […]

Retzlaff Chardonnay-yay!

Happy New Year! I know this comes a little late, but it’s been full speed ahead, wonderful, and busy the last couple of weeks.  For Christmas, Ken, the children, and I traveled almost 1,000 miles just to get together with the family and friends we love and have missed over the holiday. I’ve been wanting […]

Evenings with the Winemaker at The Winemaker’s Pourhouse!

Every Wednesday, The Winemaker’s Pourhouse hosts an “Evening with the Winemaker”.  This weekly event offers our local wine makers the opportunity to *strut their stuff* while pairing their amazing wines with delicious food.  This week’s wine maker, John Evan Marion of Big White House and John Evans Cellars, will be on hand from 6:30 – […]

Livermore Grocery Outlet Wine Alert! Thousand Oaks 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

The Livermore Grocery Outlet is on FIRE!  Just picked up a Thousand Oaks 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon for $3.99 a bottle!  Buy this Sonoma red and pour a glass.  Swirl it around and smell.  Just terrific, fruit forward with a hint of spice.  A good wine needs to start off with a good nose.  After that, take […]

Penascal Estate 2008 Tempranillo: Bryersantís Approved

Yet Another Livermore Grocery Outlet “Bryersantis Approved” wine:  Penascal Estate 2008 Tempranillo, Product of Spain.

Your Price: $3.99 a bottle.

Back of the bottle says, “Delicious, ripe, modern style red from our own high altitude estate.  It has a spicy fruit nose and a well balanced, rich flavor and is ideal with everyday dishes.”

Enjoy!

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Edie Brown 2006 Meritage Red Wine: Bryersantís Approved

Another Livermore Grocery Outlet “Bryersantis Approved” wine:  Edie Brown 2006 Meritage Red Wine

Your Price: $7.99 a bottle.

Back of the bottle says, “Full-bodied, dry with a broad range of flavors.  Beautiful aromas of red and black berries lead to rich expansive flavors of dark cherries and subtle herbs with a long elegant finish.”  A […]

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