New Wine Bar Downtown!

Saturday, my husband and I were out and about downtown, celebrating our anniversary. In the shadow of the flagpole, we stumbled upon the Winemaker’s Pourhouse, a wine bar that specializes in wine and food pairings. Now the best part about this wine bar is that it features Livermore Valley wines ONLY!  As we peeked into […]

Underdog Wine Bar

To kick off the second Research Friday of the 2011/2012 school year, some of us stopped in at the Underdog Wine Bar for a flight of Chardonnay, flat bread, sliders and caprese salad. If you have not been to Underdog, this is a destination that all Livermore wine lovers need to check out. Not only do they serve wines from […]

Pizza Throwing in the Livermore Valley

Several weeks ago I was contacted by Russ who wanted me to help him celebrate his wife, Beth’s, birthday by teaching her how to throw pizza dough.  Russ told me that he and his wife were pizza lovers and found great joy in making pizza at home.  The one thing that was missing from […]

Livermore…More Than Just Great Wine!


Did you know that Livermore not only produces some of the finest wines on the planet, but we also produce delicious olive oil?!  I picked this one up on our last outing to Rodrigue Moleneaux Winery.  Drizzle some on fresh asparagus with a little cracked pepper and sea salt and it’s ready to […]

Cuda Ridge Shares New Releases at First Street Wine Shop

Last night Larry Dino was on deck at the First Street Wine Shop previewing Cuda Ridge’s newest wine releases.  Being a big fan of Cuda Ridge, I knew that this was an event to attend!  Before heading over, I ran into Swirl and grabbed Nichole so that I would have a buddy to compare notes […]

Tenuta does Casino Night

Last night, I surprised Todd with a date to one of our favorite wineries, Tenuta. Tenuta hosted a Casino Night to thank their many customers for their continued support. Let me just start by saying, when Nancy and Rich throw a party, they go all out. The evening started off with a sensory tasting – […]

Random things I like…..this week

A random thought.  I was thinking about what interests me this week.  I say “this week” because it changes from week to week….sometimes even day to day!  So, currently here it is!

As I past by our wine rack tonight, I noticed this label.  I said to myself, “Whoa!  What’s that!”  I quickly reached down […]

Pedicures And Martinis

Friday afternoon turned out to be one of those rare splurges where Jenny and I decided to stimulate the Livermore economy.  Still on a high from finishing her tax season, Jenny suggested an escape for pedicures at Bollinger’s Salon downtown and a light lunch.  Hard to resist!  My toes have been neglected after a long, […]

Thrifty Ice Cream And Other Small Delights

Livermore boasts an array of fantastic wineries, scenery that is 2nd to none, top-notch restaurants and a wonderful refurbished downtown area.  The list could go on and on why I love this town.  Farmer’s Market, Art Shows, Christmas Parades, the crisp reddish vineyards in the fall.  Today, I just found another love in my town […]