31st Annual Harvest Wine Celebration

It’s been a month since Carl and I attended the 31st Annual Harvest Wine Celebration that took place the Sunday and Monday of Labor Day Weekend, September 2nd and 3rd.  How did time go by so quickly?  School started, jobs evolved, the mom-taxi became, once again, the ever-present occupation, yes September flew but the memories […]

Taste of Terroir 2012

Thursday evening, July 19th  the Palm Event Center, located at 1184 Vineyard Avenue in Pleasanton, once again hosted this years annual Livermore Valley Winemaker’s Association event, Taste of Terroir.  Taste of Terroir has become a Livermore Valley Wine Country tradition as it meshes the best wineries this region has to offer with some of the […]

Rodrigue Molyneaux

Carl and I had a small carved out amount of time last weekend to sneak away and do a little Livermore Valley Wine tasting.  I cannot tell you how much spending time in this valley makes me smile.  To be able to drive out just a few minutes from our home and be able to […]

Lipstick Wine Tour

Ladies – get ready for a day out in Livermore wine country!  On Saturday, November 5th, from 12pm – 5pm, 6 Livermore wineries will be participating in a fun day for the ladies where you can shop for jewelry, make up and art;  receive special discounts on your favorite wines; and enjoy the beauty of the vineyards […]


If you are a fan of the Il Segreto from Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery, hurry in and get some before it is gone.  They have just over a case left!  It is on sale for a little over $16.  They are open today (Saturday), but will be closed Sunday and Monday as they are pouring at […]

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 […]

Livermore…More Than Just Great Wine!


Did you know that Livermore not only produces some of the finest wines on the planet, but we also produce delicious olive oil?!  I picked this one up on our last outing to Rodrigue Moleneaux Winery.  Drizzle some on fresh asparagus with a little cracked pepper and sea salt and it’s ready to […]


This is an ALERT of the EMERGENCEY WINE ALERT SYSTEM……………………………………

As of tonight, Thursday, July 7, 2011……Bryersantis has partnered up with Swirl Wine Bar in Livermore and is debuting their official Bryersantis wine flight for the entire month of July…….you must run, not walk to Swirl and check it out…………..once you arrive at Swirl, you’ll […]

Rodrigue Molyneaux Introduces Wine and Food Pairings

During a recent Research Friday visit to Swirl I had the opportunity to enjoy a glass of Rodrigue Molyneaux’s 2008 Cabiovese.  This is one of my favorite wines and it had been too long since I had the opportunity to taste its wonderful flavor.  Unfortunately my glass found itself empty all too quickly and […]