Open house, Livermore's own Thomas Coyne Winery

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Just a few weeks back I went to go visit Thomas Coyne Winery because they were having their open house.  As always the property instantly relaxes you when walking up to the entrance.  Something about that 100 year old building with the fantastic view over looking the vineyards.  Oh yes, to top it all off, […]

Collaboration Chardonnay at Zephyr Bar and Grill in Livermore!

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Recently Julia and I made our way over to Zephyr Bar and Grill right here in Livermore. Now, you know I’m not going to stop promoting Livermore right?  So many fantastic wineries.  So many restaurants in town that serve wine from Livermore.  Nope, I WON’T stop until you all come over the hill […]

Bryersantis Uncorked! Longevity Wines 2009 Livermore Valley Merlot

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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 […]

Page Mill Winery 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Another research Friday this past week took the girls of Bryersantis to Page Mill Winery in Livermore.  Haven’t been there in a while but from what I remember, their wine was excellent.  I was lucky enough for Julia to bring home their 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon for me to try.  I’m enjoying it as I […]

McGrail wins top red wine in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!

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Wait for it…..A LIVERMORE WINERY!!!  I don’t know about all of you but I couldn’t be happier!  McGrail Vineyard and Winery’s 2008 Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve won the Top Red category in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.  Such great news.  Mark Clarin, winemaker at McGrail Vineyards & Winery was pleased.  Monique Soltani from […]

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, […]

Livermore Grocery Outlet Wine Alert! 2006 and 2007 Wild Oak Syrah by St. Francis Winery!

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I know everyone may not be near a computer tonight, but I had to let everyone know about a stellar Syrah at the Livermore Grocery Outlet.  It’s by St. Francis Winery.  They are carrying both the 2006 and 2007 Wild Oak Syrah.  I love both!  They are very different, equally as awesome.  Go in right away […]

Grocery Outlet Wine Alert! 2004 Interlude Cabernet Sauvignon

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This is an official wine alert from Bryersantis!  Run over to the Livermore Grocery Outlet and pick up a few bottles or cases of the 2004 Interlude Cabernet Sauvignon at $4.99 a bottle!  A great full bodied red with a smooth flavorful front end and equally smooth and flavorful back end.  Vinted and bottled by […]

Occasio Winery - Petite Sirah, Nottingham Cellars - Ralphi's Red Blend, and Ken's Wood Fired Pizza!

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Last weekend I had the privilege of attending an event for Ken’s Wood Fired Pizza.  The event was held at both Nottingham Cellars and Occasio Winery.  The two wineries are neighboring each other, so it was a perfect location to have some of Ken’s Wood Fired Pizza.  Perfect location because both wineries have some of the […]