Longevity 2009 Lodi Zinfandel

After a day that seemed that it would never end, Carl texted me a picture of a beautiful poured glass of Longevity’s 2009 Lodi Zinfandel to my phone while I was still finishing up work at 9:00pm.  It was one of those days that felt like I was a hamster on it’s wheel, wearing my […]

Heavyweight Red

Once in a while, we have an opportunity to reach beyond Livermore and check out other amazing wine regions.  Last weekend, we headed over to Ken and Rachel’s house for some fantastic homemade pizza and a special tasting of samples from Eagle Rock Wine and Spirits.  We tried everything from Chardonnay to a chocolaty dessert […]

Odd Lot Chardonnay and Scotto Family Cellars 2007 Old Vine Zinfandel

It was great to have the Bryersantís Gang over Saturday night.  It was a chance to get together and talk about new happenings in our lives, eat homemade pizza, and of course partake in some wine tasting.  This was different from most of our wine tasting get togethers due to the lack of Livermore wines […]

Another GO winner!

Well, this isn’t an official Bryersantis wine alert – for that is not my calling or my job 😉  I do have to give some props to a wine that I discovered yesterday at our local Grocery Outlet.  Several cases of the Rock Ridge Meritage were put out yesterday and I was told that […]

Thomas Coyne Winery Historical Tasting Room

I visited Thomas Coyne Winery this past weekend with my cousin, brother and Julia.  I really love it there.  Bought their Grenache for $18 a bottle.  Not a bad price for such an unbelievable wine!  It was a hard decision.  Most of their reds were really great.   Let me tell you, once you taste the […]

Marina California and a 2006 Longevity Cabernet Sauvignon

My wife and I spent the night at the Sanctuary Resort in Marina California and we wanted to bring a little bit of Livermore Valley with us! Since it was my wife’s 40th birthday, we decided to bring one of our “untouchable” wines. That’s right….a 2006 Livermore Valley Longevity Cabernet Sauvignon. This was a […]

Nottingham Cellars

This Friday afternoon a portion of the Bryersantis family (and a couple of other wine fans) could be found at Nottingham Cellars on Vasco Road.  When we walked in, we were greeted by Jeff, who enthusiastically walked us throughNottingham’s wines of the day.  The offerings for the afternoon included a newly released Grenache Rose, 2007 Livermore Valley Viognier, 2005 […]

Swirl At Blacksmith’s Square

Located in downtown Livermore in a small cluster of old brick buildings, lies a small wine bar known as Swirl.  Although they also serve food, it’s the wines that you need to come here for. If you want a taste of Livermore, look no further than Swirl.  They offer a wide variety of Livermore wines, and their menu […]

Surprise! Surprise!

Surprise! Surprise! I don’t know if my tastes are changing or what but tonight I tried the Akin Estates Zinfandel from Lodi that was delicious! I’ve never used this word for a wine before but it was. This coming from the not-a-big-fan-of-wine person. It was full of flavor, smooth and went great with the spaghetti. Great […]