Choosing Your Wine For Thanksgiving

Bryersantis

Thanksgiving is upon us once again.  For many of us that means it is time for the traditional Turkey Bowl football games, getting together with family and friends, and of course eating way too much.  Hopefully you have already stocked up on all of your delicious treats and drinks for tomorrow.  If you […]

What? A Merlot? Livermore Valley Retzlaff 2005 Merlot

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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, […]

Yummy Trader Joes Find!

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Looking for a nice Tuesday night wine? Then you should check out Cocobon 2010 California Red Wine, which is exclusively at Trader Joe’s. It is around $7 and is very satisfying. In fact, I think it is even better the next day after it has gotten some air into it… if it lasts that long that […]

Scrabble and Ruby Hill 2009 Cielio Viola

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It’s Sunday night and I’m watching my wife and Jenny play Scrabble. I’m watching because I don’t play games. Instead I opened a bottle of Livermore’s own Ruby Hill 2009 Cielo Viola. I don’t need Scrabble! I’ll just sit here and enjoy this awesome wine! Have you tried it? If not, run over to Ruby […]

Hop Skotch: Bryersantís Approved

Hop Skotch

Livermore Grocery Outlet

Hop Skotch 

California Red Wine

Your Price $4.99

 

 

 

Satyrs' Pond: Bryersantís Approved

Satyrs' Pond

Livermore Grocery Outlet

2008 Satyrs’ Pond Winery

California Red Wine

Your Price $4.99

This wine comes from Livermore’s own Nottingham Cellars!!!

Rabbit Ridge Allure de Robles Is Back At Trader Joe's

Rabbit Ridge

For those of you who fell in love with the 2008 Rabbit Ridge Allure de Robles Rhone style red wine that flew off the shelves at Trader Joe’s early last year, I have fantastic news for you.  I just received word from one of our Bryersantís followers, Robin, that the 2009 vintage of the Rabbit […]

Red to kick-off the Christmas season

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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 Smith Bench Zinfandel

Wente Smith Bench Zinfandel

Last night Rachel came home after a girl’s day out and surprised me with a bottle of Wente Vineyards 2007 Smith Bench Zinfandel. Rachel told me that the girls made a stop at the Grocery Outlet and Julia told her the Smith Bench was a must try for both its flavor and its price […]