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Wine Wednesday: Bluebird California Cabernet Sauvignon

posted on June 20th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

A lively, expressive wine that features a pleasant cacophony of red berry flavors and a light inviting texture. The wine also exhibits aromas of strawberry and hints of chocolate and cola. Dark cherry and floral qualities of lavender break through on the mid palate, while rich characteristics of blackberry and nutmeg emerge on the mouth coating finish. Full-bodied and well balanced with good acidity and woody tannins make this California Cabernet a great food wine. Suggested Retail $16.99/ Sale price is 2 for $15.00! Purchase 6 or more bottles and receive an additional 10% discount! Promo valid from June 20 All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. No rain checks. While Bristol Farms takes every effort to ensure adequate supply, all offerings are subject to availability Read More

Here’s Your Summertime Grilling Guide

posted on June 18th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Although we've been experiencing some of that sweet SoCal  sunshine for a few weeks now, tomorrow is the official start of summertime. So if you haven't already, it is due time you light up the grill and load it up with all of your friends’ and family’s favorites! And whether you're feeding a bunch of burger lovin' buddies, steak connoisseurs, or a crowd of health nuts at your various summer gatherings, we've got you covered with the best of best when it comes to outdoor grilling. Here's our guide for all things grilled for your Summertime shindigs... Steak for a Crowd: Bristol Farms' Very Own Big Time Tri-tip If you're feeding a crowd, and you're set on grilling up some steak, think no further than our Big Time Tri-tip. Easy on your wallet, this juicy and tender USDA choice natural cut is marinated in our Big Time marinade for 24 hours, locking in perfectly smokey, peppery, and sweet flavors. This marinade is locally made and hand-crafted especially for our tri-tip too… Read More

Wine Thursday: J Ludlow Jane Santa Ynez Valley Merlot

posted on June 14th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

The “Jane” Merlot, aptly named for owner Jane Jones, shows nice complex grape and fruit aromas with nuances from the French oak barrels. The flavors are rich with grape and jammy notes, nice tannins and acid balance, and a pleasant lingering aftertaste. Enjoy this wine now or age it for several years for added character and complexity. Primarily Merlot with a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Happy Canyon and Santa Ynez Valley AVAs and aged 22 months in French oak. Suggested Retail $29.99 Sale price is $12.99 Save $17.00! Purchase 6 or more bottles and receive an additional 10% discount! Promo valid from June 13 Read More

A Father’s Day Feast Fit for a King: Grass‑fed Wagyu, Whiskey, + More!

posted on June 13th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

The king that is your Dad or the king who is the father to your beautiful children or even the king who is the poppa to your pops. Whoever he is, he deserves the very best dinner on his special day. Because this Father's Day, Dad, Grandpa, and/or hubs should sit back, relax, and let everyone else pamper him with luxuries like a frosty pint of beer, his favorite whiskey served neat, and a dinner that he'll remember for years to come. And that's where we come in. Here's your guide to the ultimate Father's Day feast for the ultimate father. Whiskey/Whisky for Sippin' Did you know Scotch Whisky is spelled without the "e" unlike the sweeter American brown spirit that's Bourbon only if it's distilled in southern parts of Kentucky? (The more you know). Well, we have all of the above to wet Dad's whistle. Here's the great news - Knob Creek 9 year Bourbon is on sale for $24.99 and Laphroaig 10 year Single Malt Whisky is on sale for $44.99 right now! Dad will appreciate those savings… Read More

Special Reserve Grass‑Fed Wagyu Ribeyes for Father’s Day Dinner

posted on June 12th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Dad is pretty darn special, isn't he? So this Father's Day, make sure you treat him to a dinner that is just as special as he is. And if your special Dad is one who loves a good steak, then look no further than our special reserve, beautifully marbled, grass-fed, bone-in, Wagyu Ribeye steaks, brought to us from New Zealand. These exquisite steaks come to us from the First Light Wagyu Group, who have pioneered a ranching revolution and in the process. The first to take cattle out of their pens and raise them naturally in a free-range environment, First Light discovered the benefits of higher quality product from stress-free and happy animals. Not only did the beef taste better but the nutritional value had increased with lowered saturated fats and the yields had improved with less finishing time than other full bred Wagyu finished on grains. First Light currently maintains the only full blood Wagyu program in New Zealand and are the only program in the world focused on producing… Read More

Gifts Dad Will Love…Your Father’s Day Gift Guide

posted on June 8th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Oh, Dad. He's a funny one. Often submerged in a project in the garage or getting his zen on over the grill or sometimes, over the lawn mower - he does a lot to keep things running smoothly around the house. He's also always there when you need him for advice on your car troubles, your BBQ questions, and of course, your all-things wisdom related. He deserves it all this Father's Day. So treat him well. Treat him with extra love...and with some gifts he will actually use. Because most dads appreciate practicality. And if he's a dad that also appreciates beer, whisky, and/or grilling, then he's going to love our top picks for Father's Day gifts... The Best Whisky Set You've Ever Seen by Peugeot This whisky set is as cool and modern as it is necessary. It boasts a  glass is designed to enhance all whiskies and eaux-de-vie, such as Cognac and Armagnac. With a distinctive wide bowl, this technical glass will reveal the subtleties in the whisky, bringing out the aromas for an… Read More

Wine Thursday: Bluebird California Mountain Cuvee Red Blend

posted on June 7th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Dark, ruby red in color, the wine offers up aromas of strawberry, blueberry and hints of chocolate and cola. A lively, expressive gem that features mouth-watering flavors of red and blackberry fruit and a bold inviting texture, this wine is ready to enjoy now and its medium body and acidity makes it ideal for numerous food pairings. The blend consists of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc that hail from the Alexander, Mendocino and Dry Creek Valleys. Prestigious appellations indeed! The Mountain Cuvee was finished for 18 months in 60% French Oak and 40% American Oak. The winery name Bluebird was coined to reflect the active lifestyle and signifies a long sunny day perfect for playing in the outdoors, we’re down with that! Have a Bluebird day! Suggested Retail $16.99 Sale price is 2 for $15.00! Purchase 6 or more bottles and receive an additional 10% discount! Promo valid from June 6 All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. No rain checks. While Bristol… Read More

Coolhaus Ice Cream + Kicking Horse Coffee Affogato Tastings + Coupon

posted on June 6th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Have you ever tasted the oh-so so irresistible Italian ice cream and coffee treat known as an Affogato? Well, here's your chance! Coolhaus Ice Cream and Kicking Horse Coffee have teamed up to bring the heavenly Affogato to Bristol Farms this summer with tastings at a few of our stores and an extra special free Coolhaus ice cream coupon so you can make your very own Affogato at home! GET COUPON FOR A FREE COOLHAUS PINT HERE!* *Free Coolhaus Ice Best of Both World's Vanilla Ice Cream Pint with purchase of 2 bags Kicking Horse Coffee.   Read More

Your Best of Summer Local Fruit Guide

posted on June 4th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Summer officially begins on June 21st but summer fruit season is already here. These oh-so succulent and healthy snacks and "desserts" are ripe and ready for eatin' too. Whether it's a fruit bowl dreamed up for your friend's summer BBQ, a reduced fruit sauce for your weekend ice cream fix, or a green salad topped off with your two favorites, these summer fruit varieties are going to get your mouth watering, guaranteed. Because Bristol Farms stops at nothing to get the very best organic and/or non-GMO fruit pick from our local California farmers each and every season. We work tirelessly with these dedicated farmers to make sure our pick is the sweetest and the juiciest. That means you can rest easy knowing that when you grab a peach, nectarine, or carton of cherries from the shelf, they're going to be juicier and sweeter than any variety you'll find elsewhere. Here are the top 5 summer fruits you should be scooping from our stores now and some recipe ideas to go along with… Read More

Westchester Seafood Roadshow

posted on June 1st, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

If you're a lover of seafood then you simply must visit our exclusive 2-day Seafood Roadshow, happening this weekend, June 2 + 3 at our Westchester store. Whether you fancy salmon, shrimp, oysters, and/or lobster - we have the freshest, seasonal varieties at the BEST prices of the year!  From grilled Coho salmon to raw oysters on the half shell with lemon and hot sauce to a decadent shrimp pasta, the possibilities for a seafood feast this weekend are endless! We pull out all the stops for this event too - our skilled and passionate seafood mongers will assist you with all of your seafood needs like complimentary portion cutting, seasoning, and packaging. Have questions on preparation? They can help with that too. Here are our exclusive specials for this weekend's Seafood Roadshow at Our Westchester Store:   Wild Fresh Swordfish                        $14.99/lb, save $12/lb Wild Fresh Alaskan Halibut             $19.99/lb, save… Read More

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