Bryersantis Uncorked! Longevity Wines 2009 Livermore Valley Merlot

In this episode of Bryersantis Uncorked, I reviewed Longevity Wine’s 2009 Livermore Valley Merlot. Yet another Livermore Valley winner. Take a look below to see what I thought.   Some advances this time.  Better lighting, camera and location.  One problem however.  My producer, film maker and editor had his finger over the mic of the […]

Tasting notes and an exciting event from Cuda Ridge

Last weekend I had an opportunity to enjoy some Cuda Ridge Wine!  Ever since I first tried Cuda Ridge, they have consistently made great wines.  Bottle after bottle….it just gets better and better.  What did I try recently?  The 2009 Livermore Valley Merlot.  A winner for sure.   I’ll give you my random impressions as […]

Edie Brown 2006 Meritage Red Wine: Bryersantís Approved

Another Livermore Grocery Outlet “Bryersantis Approved” wine:  Edie Brown 2006 Meritage Red Wine

Your Price: $7.99 a bottle.

Back of the bottle says, “Full-bodied, dry with a broad range of flavors.  Beautiful aromas of red and black berries lead to rich expansive flavors of dark cherries and subtle herbs with a long elegant finish.”  A […]

Cuda Ridge

What makes a good day a great day of wine tasting?  Taking a winemaker and his wife that happen to live in Santa Rosa, the heart of the world’s most famous wines, to a winery and having that winemaker be impressed by the entire wine flight…..That is exactly what happened last week at Cuda Ridge. […]

What? A Merlot? Livermore Valley Retzlaff 2005 Merlot

What a Merlot?  Let the truth be told, I have not been crazy about Merlots lately.  I’m not sure if I have been avoiding them, but I think I just got distracted by all the other varietals that are out there.  We happened to go wine tasting at Livermore’s own Retzlaff Winery before the holidays, […]

Livermore's Taste of Terroir Truly An Experience To Remember

Judges' Best Pairing Winner Collin Cranor of Nottingham Cellars

What a fantastic night.  The Taste of Terroir has got to be one of the best events in the Livermore Valley.  The Palm Event Center was the perfect place to make this event magical.  Rachel and I showed up at 6 and we could see […]

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 […]

Argentinian Wine Experience

Summer has arrived at last!  What better way to kick it off than to take an exotic trip to Argentina!  Okay we didn’t really GO to Argentina because I came to the realization that it’s winter down there.  So, we did the next best thing…an Argentinian wine pairing party at our friend’s house!  Kevin […]

Picazo A Hit At The First Street Wine Company

Last nights winemaker’s spotlight of Picazo Vineyards at the First Street Wine Company drew a large turnout, as expected.  Mike and Linda Allen, the owners of the First Street Wine Company, were wonderful hosts, which made it easy for Picazo’s winemaker Mark Clarin and owners Pam and Jose Picazo to share their story and their […]