2008 Wood Family Vineyards Syrah – it’s time!

We did our 5 year test on our stash of 2008 Wood Family Syrah today. Great news. We stored it at 64 degrees F and uncorked it to find a great aroma and a strong sweetness. Try your stash and let us know your thoughts.


El Sol Holiday Preparations

We headed over to visit winemaker Hal Liske at El Sol to find some picks for entertaining friends and family for holiday visits. The Grand Cuvée Champagne can be picked up for as low as $13 per bottle and is a sweet, light beverage for your ‘fancy’ events. If you are looking for an El […]

$4.99 Wente Cabernet and Chardonnay at Livermore Grocery Outlet

Mike & Sou Nay O’Dwyer over at Livermore Grocery Outlet at 1320 RAILROAD AVENUE shared with us last night that they just received Wente Cabernet and Wente Chardonnay yesterday.  These bottles were created for the Queen Mary 2 Cruise Ship so I’m not sure about which Cab and Chard they reflect in Wente’s standard line-up.  They are both […]

Free wine on Sunday Oct. 28th, 2012

You probably already know, but just in case you’ve been focused on the Giant’s World Series victories and forgot to plan a date with your honey for today you can get over to the Winemaker’s Pourhouse in downtown Livermore for Bryersantis’ Quarterly Report.  We’ll be presenting three of the top reds in Livermore Valley and […]

Double Barrel and Nottingham, Double Awesome

Tonight Jenny and I joined friends at Double Barrel for a 40th bday party. I headed back to the buffet line to find that the host intelligently chose the Nottingham Chardonnay to ice for the guests. I guess I’ll stay for a while….

All gone? Really?

The rumor is that we just finished the last bottle of 2009 Longevity Petite ‘Sirah’ that we can get our hands on. That’s bad news because it was splendid. If you have some left, I would suggest decanting because it just gets better and better with exposure to air! If you don’t have a […]

2007 Garre Profound Secret

This is a first for me: a wine with a hint of sourdough in the scent. That sensation makes me hungry. Check out the 2007 Garre Profound Secret’s blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot and let us know what you think.

2008 Ruby Hill Sangiovese

Pasta night! Jenny is cooking up some red sauce so we uncorked the 2008 Ruby Hill Sangiovese. It’s great! I hope there’s some left for dinner. Thanks Chris Graves!

2009 Ruby Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

Last night at Swirl on the Square a Ruby Hill club member brought by the 2009 Cab. I believe it was perfect and am looking forward Jenny grabbing our club pack.