Christmas Time in Livermore

This post isn’t about Livermore wine or even wine for that matter, but that’s okay because it’s one of the perks of running a blog.  I just wanted to take a step back from the daily routine and do a little reflection.  I can’t think of a better time to reflect on life than […]

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 […]

Bryersantis Christmas Float Pictures!

Please check out pictures from our big night back on December 3rd.  We worked hard to create the Bryersantis Christmas float for Livermore’s Holiday Parade.  It was a fun and exciting night but we also had a lot of fun creating the float.  Please click on the link below to see pictures that we took […]

Christmas Eve spent at Tenuta Vineyards

Before driving over to my dad’s house for Christmas Eve dinner, Julia and I thought we would swing by Tenuta Vineyards in Livermore.  Heard they would be open so it was a perfect stop.  Also heard if you bring in an empty wine bottle they would fill it up for $10 if it was one […]

Perception

Sometimes it’s good to take a step back from the tasting bar and put it all in perspective. As 2010 is coming to a close maybe its time to ask yourself a few uncomfortable questions. Am I volunteering for the clean-up committee at Christmas parties so I can finish off the open bottles? Did the […]

Karaoke at Swirl

Last night, Swirl hosted it’s first karaoke night, featuring Fat Cat Music.  First, let me say, if you have never been to Swirl, go check it out.  Here is a link to their website – you can see their current Tapas and Wine menu, and check out current events taking place there:

Swirl On The […]

Red to kick-off the Christmas season

Thanksgiving weekend means reaching up in the attic to get the Christmas decorations un-boxed. After a few near falls from the ladder, a couple spilt ornament boxes and too many finger-pointing episodes, we are now relaxing with the red from today’s wine alert. Wente’s 2007 Smith Bench Zinfandel from Livermore Valley is bringing the […]

Wente Riva Ranch

What could be better than a bottle of Wente’s Riva Ranch Chardonnay?  The only thing I can think of is a Magnum of Wente’s Riva RanchChardonnay.  This is one of my favorite Chardonnays and is typically what I compare other Chardonnays against.  This is a white that even red lovers can appreciate.  Thanks to Jill […]

Mitchell Katz Palm Event Center

For the second year we have had the opportunity to attend my company’s Christmas party at the Mitchell Katz Palm Event Center.  This is an event I look forward to every year.  The Palm Event Center is full of what Rachel would call ambiance.  With candle lit, well placed stacks of wine barrels surrounding the […]