Page Mill Winery

If you haven’t visited Page Mill Winery recently or ever, you must drop by one of these days.  Page Mill Winery offers some of the best Livermore has to offer.  Carl and I have been to Page Mill many times and have always loved this quaint, picturesque winery where the wine flows and is always […]

Charles Wetmore: Father of the California Wine Industry

Over the last forty years, California has become known for making premium wine that can compete with the best wines in the world.  The current popularity of California wines can be traced back to the success of the California wineries in the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976.  From that competition,  the Napa Valley wine region […]

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 […]

Picazo Pouring At The First Street Wine Company

I often think about how lucky we are to live here in the Livermore Valley.  With the Urban expansion creeping ever closer, it is nice to see that Livermore has taken a stand to preserve the open agricultural land that has fought for almost a century to exist in the midst of prohibition, depression, and […]

Bryersantis Approved: 05/30/11

Bryersantís Approved: Livermore Grocery Outlet

2007 Sterling Vintner’s Collection

Sauvignon Blanc

Central Coast, California

$5.99

PICAZO lands a Gold and two Silvers

 

The results are in from the Dallas Morning News and TexSom Wine Competition. PICAZO was awarded a gold medal for their 2007 Proprietary Red.  We described this wonderful blend so be sure to read more if you want the details.  The wine is medal worthy and I hope it will be entered in […]

Pancake for dinner?

Livermore Trader Joe’s is selling an excellent white this week. It’s the Pancake Cellars 2009 Big Day White. Imagine this: BBQ turkey burger, grilled onions, chili and shredded cheese. What do I do for wine? I pulled out the pre-chilled Pancake. It’s a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Muscat Canelli and Pinot Blanc. It’s […]

Cuda Ridge Wines Featured Winery

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Occasio Winery

I love that we are getting out there and bringing friends into the uncharted territory of the Livermore Wineries with what we now lovingly call “Research Fridays”.  I just need to say… I love research Fridays!  I love the chance to get out into my “backyard” to relax, sip some wine, and meet new people […]