Livermore Wineries Shine at the 2014 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

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We have been on a little vacation from blogging, but Livermore’s showing in the 2014 SF Chronicle Wine Competition was a good reason to put fingers to keys.  Here are the results for the wineries in the Livermore AVA.

 

3 Steves Winery 413 – Zinfandel – $30.00 to $34.99 2011 Cienega Valley […]

31st Annual Harvest Wine Celebration

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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

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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 […]

Research Friday At Wente's Tasting Room

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It was wet, rainy, and cold this Research Friday, but we were not going to let that deter us.  Rachel got a better offer (if you can call the Justin Bieber movie a better offer) so it was just Julia, Jenny, and I.  It wasn’t until the last minute that we were able to decide […]

San Francisco Weekend

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It is rare that Carl and I get to travel and stay in San Francisco.  Last weekend opened itself up to this opportunity and so we jumped at the chance.  Carl’s cousin and wife, San Fran residents, invited us spend the weekend with them.  They even arranged a babysitter so that the four of us could […]

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2011

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The 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition was bigger than ever. There were over 5000 entries from 23 States continuing the Chronicle wine competition’s run as the “largest competition of American wines in the world.” Even with the large number of entries, Livermore Valley wineries both large and small were up for the challenge. […]

Red to kick-off the Christmas season

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Thanksgiving weekend means reaching up in the attic to get the Christmas decorations un-boxed. After a few near falls from the ladder, a couple spilt ornament boxes and too many finger-pointing episodes, we are now relaxing with the red from today’s wine alert. Wente’s 2007 Smith Bench Zinfandel from Livermore Valley is bringing the […]