Bryersantis Approved Red Truck 2007 Sonoma County Zinfandel

Another Livermore Grocery Outlet find!  This is a consistent  standard that you can have in your wine cellar to serve whenever.  During the week, a weekend BBQ with friends, after dinner, again- whenever.  It won’t stand up to a Livermore Thomas Coyne Zin but it would be perfect with some hamburgers thrown on the BBQ. […]

Livermore Grocery Outlet Wine Alert! Thousand Oaks 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

The Livermore Grocery Outlet is on FIRE!  Just picked up a Thousand Oaks 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon for $3.99 a bottle!  Buy this Sonoma red and pour a glass.  Swirl it around and smell.  Just terrific, fruit forward with a hint of spice.  A good wine needs to start off with a good nose.  After that, take […]

Livermore Wines Failing?

I was recently made aware of a blog article written by Steve Heimoff, a writer with Wine Enthusiast Magazine, which was titled, “Trying to rescue a failing appellation.” It was not a flattering article for the Livermore Wine Country and in the course of the article Heimoff wrote off Livermore as being the weak link, […]

Nicole’s Parents Wine

About 6 weeks ago, the Bryersantis family decided that we needed to have a wine tasting.  We had found some wines at the Grocery Outlet, a winery or 2 and a special unlabled bottle from my friend Nicole, whose mom and dad, that lives in Sonoma made.  I am all about the home winemaker, in […]

2007 Forestville Merlot

2007 Forestville Merlot

Just got back from an overnight stay in Reno celebrating a good friend’s birthday.  While my wife is out running errands, I spied a half bottle of ForestVille 2007 Merlot.  I don’t know when Julia opened it but I’m “betting” that it was enjoyed yesterday.  As I opened it up, I didn’t detect that […]

2006 Merlot

Today my daughter and I had to run a couple of errands and one of those errands ended us up at the Grocery Outlet.  We only went into the store for lettuce and cheese, but since I was there, I decided I would check out the wine department.  Lately, when shopping at the Grocery […]

Livermore- Grocery Outlet Bargain

My wife went to the Livermore Grocery Outlet and picked up a bottle of wine today.  A 2006 Merlot from Canyon Creek, Sonoma County.  It was $3.99, what a price.  This is the kind of deal that makes me feel like I stole something!  Cool looking, simple label.  I haven’t tasted it yet, but my wife has poured some […]

Musings on the Grocery Outlet

Grocery Outlet Livermore, California

Hidden in a small, dated shopping center in the heart of Livermore, CA across from a larger mainstream grocery center, is the fabulous and still under-rated Grocery Outlet.  Recently, I hear more and more buzz around town about it though.  People that you wouldn’t imagine would want a bargain (from […]

Deep Red With Deep Fry

Of course sake was served at our Livermore home tempura dinner party in January,  but I was surprised by the excitement over the red wines. Brown/Foreman supplied the event with a variety deep red Zins and Cabs from Sonoma County, CA (about 2 hours drive from Livermore).   Tempura is a great meal to enjoy with […]