2008 Wood Family Vineyards Syrah – it’s time!

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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.

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LocalGruv- Winemaker's PourHouse Offer

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Page Mill Syrah

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 After a busy week of dealing with work and life in general, I found myself at home on my day off having to complete some unfinished projects.  This was definitely not the way I had planned to spend my time away from work.  I had been hoping to get out to a couple of the […]

Nottingham Cellars TV Episode 2 (Petite in Depth)

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As it is still the month of February Nottingham Cellars is still focusing on Petite Sirah in this episode, but this time they travel to Handles Gastropub in Pleasanton, CA to taste the final product and discuss some of the flavor compounds with Collin and his brother, Patrick. After they’ve disected the structure of the […]

Pre-Valentine's Day Fun At Crooked Vine/Stoney Ridge

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend and get a head start on your Valentine’s Day celebration? Tomorrow, February 9th, Crooked Vine/Stoney Ridge is hosting a Valentine’s Open House from 11:30 – 4:30. Ken’s Wood Fired Pizza will be there along with sweet treats and live music from 1 – 4. Hope to see […]

Page Mill Twilight Thursdays

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Have you been to Page Mill winery recently?  We love Page Mill.  We love them for lots of reasons.  First, Page Mill is another small, quaint Livermore winery that produces really good wine.  Second, they have a friendly, helpful staff and a beautiful little tasting room among the vineyards.  Third, they have great events […]

Are You Ready For A Wine Education?

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The Winemaker’s Pour House is getting ready to teach a little wine 101 and they have joined together with Local Gruv to bring this wine training to you at a discounted price.  Act soon because these savings won’t last long.

Fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy Victims

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I love officially starting my weekend on a Thursday night.  Just a little something to get you through the end of the week.  This particular Thursday night, not only is it a regularly scheduled karaoke night, BUT, with a very meaningful twist.  Please consider coming to Swirl On The Square this Thursday, the 13th.  KJ […]

Open house, Livermore's own Thomas Coyne Winery

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Just a few weeks back I went to go visit Thomas Coyne Winery because they were having their open house.  As always the property instantly relaxes you when walking up to the entrance.  Something about that 100 year old building with the fantastic view over looking the vineyards.  Oh yes, to top it all off, […]