Las Positas Winemaker’s Dinner

Longevity 2009 Lodi Zinfandel

After a day that seemed that it would never end, Carl texted me a picture of a beautiful poured glass of Longevity’s 2009 Lodi Zinfandel to my phone while I was still finishing up work at 9:00pm.  It was one of those days that felt like I was a hamster on it’s wheel, wearing my […]

Penascal Estate 2008 Tempranillo: Bryersantís Approved

Yet Another Livermore Grocery Outlet “Bryersantis Approved” wine:  Penascal Estate 2008 Tempranillo, Product of Spain.

Your Price: $3.99 a bottle.

Back of the bottle says, “Delicious, ripe, modern style red from our own high altitude estate.  It has a spicy fruit nose and a well balanced, rich flavor and is ideal with everyday dishes.”



Longevity and a little chalk board art....

What can I say? Two of my favorite people happen to own a winery here in town….Phil and Debra Long.  A little history…..Carl and I met the Longs about 4 years ago in their small tasting room that was off of Kitty Hawk in Livermore…When we met them, there was a connection, loved them […]

Research Friday At Little Valley Winery

This Research Friday, the rest of the Bryersantís gang was busy so Rachel and I found ourselves on our own. This was not a problem since it is always nice to get out with my wife.  Rachel loves to get out and discover new things so we decided to do just that.  Up to this […]

Big Changes For Las Positas Vineyards

With all of the family events this weekend, I was surprised to find a free hour on Saturday, but I knew exactly what to do with that hour.  Over the last year, the Bryersantís family has made it a goal to visit all of the wineries in the Livermore Valley.  One of the wineries […]

Fantastic Wines Currently at the Grocery Outlet

This morning I started my day with a trip to the Grocery Outlet, or the GO, as Julia likes to call it!  Having been there just 2 days ago, I went back because of a great bottle of Sterling Merlot.  Not normally a Merlot drinker, I was really suprised when I ended up loving it.  Figuring there […]

“Seat of MY Pants” Blend

This big red blend was AWESOME!  A wine to definitely make me say, “WOW”!  Julia and I went to El Sol Winery this past weekend and tasted this and the other wines they offer.  It was the perfect day, sunny and breezy as we sat outside on their patio to taste.  I want to get ahead […]

Bodegas Aguirre Livermore Valley 2006 Tempranillo

Tuesday…..Who really thinks of Tuesday as being a great day of the week? Thanks to Bodegas Aguirre, this one was!  I haven’t had very many Tempranillo wines before, and now, I want to try more!  I researched and found out that Tempranillo is arguably the most famous of Spain’s native grapes and is widely […]