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4.14.2015

Mezcal – Elixir of the Gods

Contrary to popular belief, Mezcal is not a type of tequila: tequila is actually a type of Mezcal. The word “Mezcal” comes from the Aztec word mexcalli, which combines metl (meaning maguey, aka agave) and ixcalli (meaning cooked). The literal translation is “cooked agave.” Whereas tequila must be made from the blue agave and hails […]

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4.2.2015

California’s Next Gold Rush – Beers!

It’s definitely Not Fools Gold, and it is a gold rush of sorts; a revolution, the beginning of a movement, the likes few have ever seen. Beer is a curious potion. Its roots go back to the 5th millennium B.C., and was documented in Egyptian and Mesopotamian writings. Vessels from the era were identified to […]

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3.10.2015

10 under $10 and Club 90

10 under $10 Just in time to celebrate the approach of Spring, we introduce our new spectacular promotion of 10 under $10 wine buys.   These wines are not only chosen for their inexpensive nature, but because of their abundant qualities of aroma, body, palate pleasing attributes and sound finish.  They are aggressively priced to fit […]

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2.11.2015

Wine Tastings – Back by Popular Demand!

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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2.5.2015

This one time at Beer Camp…

While Band Camp is a pretty common activity for the youthful and musically inclined, there is another venue that has a similarly artistic yet more mature appeal. I mean, what beer enthusiast wouldn’t want to go to Beer Camp?   Few things are more rewarding than to create, whether it’s partaking in painting, sculpture, or […]

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2.2.2015

Cheese & Wine Tastings!

At Bristol Farms there’s only one thing we love more than cheese and wine – sharing that passion for cheese and wine with you!   We’ve designed our educational events to offer you a myriad of ways to get your Cheese and Wine fix! Join us for a casual, fun night of food and beverage. […]

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1.30.2015

Pairing Beer & Cheese

It seems that there is more and more being published on wine and food (wine and cheese in particular) as there are a great many stunning artisanal products hitting our shores, or being created in many local farmsteads. It is a fairly complex process that can vary widely, depending on the style of wine or […]

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12.29.2014

New Year’s Champagne – Drinking The Stars

Benedictine Monk Dom Pierre Pérignon, credited for the invention of Champagne, was more precisely responsible for the marketing of this discovery. His startling revelation prompted the famous quote, “Come quickly, I am drinking the stars.” What he had realized, was that the natural gasses that were created during the fermentation process actually incorporate into the […]

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12.17.2014

Champagne and Caviar for the Holidays

While the image of caviar and champagne conjures visions of black ties, white linens, and the finest crystal, it needn’t be so. Admittedly, it is a bit decadent, and luxurious, but not necessarily price prohibitive. Caviar, whether it be the highly prized Golden Osetra, or the California White Sturgeon “Royal Reserve”, is something that everybody […]

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11.13.2014

Nouveau Beaujolais 2014

Coming Thursday, November 20th!!! AT ONE MINUTE PAST MIDNIGHT on the third Thursday of each November, from small villages and towns, over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau begin their journey through a sleeping France to Paris for immediate shipment to all parts of the world. Banners proclaim the good news: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est […]

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