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7.31.2014

Wine Region of the Month – Argentina!

Argentina is the second largest country in South America and the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. The word “Argentina” is derived from the Latin argentum, meaning “silver”.  The earliest evidence of humans in Argentina dates from 11,000 BC and was found in Patagonia, now a thriving wine growing region. European explorers arrived [...]

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7.16.2014

A New Club 90 & Affordable Wine Act

Club 90 This promotion has developed into a “cult classic”, whereby we offer good value wines that rate 90 points or better from bona fide sources, be it Parkers’ Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Stephen Tanzer, etc.  We do not buy wines based solely on scores, although they are an important element to promoting those wines [...]

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6.5.2014

Winery of the Month – Edna Valley

Edna Valley winery and its surrounding region is steeped in history. The area and eventual appellation saw its first grapes planted in the days of the California missions. Even back in the 1800s, it was believed that the grapes in this region were of the highest quality. The valley is shadowed by volcanic mountains and [...]

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5.28.2014

Cheers To Big Beers!

Whomever said less is more, probably wasn’t a Big Beer fan. We think in most cases, Bigger is Better, so we have gone Bigger with a Big deal on Big Beer Bottles (and cans, which doesn’t fit the mnemonic). So, to celebrate our affection and investment in Big Beers, we are announcing our Big Beer, [...]

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5.8.2014

Bristol Farms’ Wine Selections

No stone unturned, our buyers travel the globe and taste thousands of wines each year. No easy task, and not as much fun as one might think, but it is a labor of love. In our quest to bring you great wines at great values, sometimes we needn’t look farther than our own backyard. Introducing [...]

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4.15.2014

Wines for Easter

Easter, derived from the Old English word for the Spring time Goddess, “Ēostre”, is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. The First Council of Nicaea (325 AD) established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon (the Paschal Full Moon) following the March [...]

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3.13.2014

A Taste of Ireland – Guinness Irish Stout

When you think about your favorite Irish beer, which comes to mind? For us, it’s Guinness. Guinness Extra Stout is a dry Irish Stout which gains its deep dark color from roasting the barley. It, like other traditional beers, consists of water, barley and yeast, but in this case, some un-malted barley is sent to [...]

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3.5.2014

10 under $10 and Club 90

  **We have extended this promotion through July 15, 2014 with an added 10% discount off the already aggressive retails, and we will still honor the extra 10% discount on top of that if you buy 6 or more bottles!!!   This is our newest promotion where we offer good value wines that rate 90 [...]

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2.4.2014

Wine Tastings are Back!

Our popular, informative and entertaining wine tastings are about to kick off again. Learning how to taste wines is a straightforward adventure that can deepen your appreciation for both wines and the foods that are paired with them. Yes, we tend to look at wine (and taste) as if it were a cocktail. It’s when [...]

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12.30.2013

A Visit from ‘Ol Saint Sparkler

“Twas the night after harvest, when all through the cellar, Not a creature was stirring, but that Santa Claus fellar. The first pressing of grapes, we call the cuvee It’s the best of the best, cried Santa, lets give a “hurray!” With a hoop and a holler, did the fermentation take place, Lets blend the [...]

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