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Wine Spotlight – 2014 Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay

This Columbia Valley Chardonnay is a delicious, food-friendly wine. It has a fresh, soft style with bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character, a subtle spice, and oak nuances. Blended from vineyards throughout Washington’s Columbia Valley, sur lie aging gives this wine an added softness. Bright acidity and minerality on the finish adds an enticing […]

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Host Your Own Oktoberfest with Bristol Farms

Oktoberfest is a Bavarian tradition held in Munich, Germany from late September thru the first weekend of October. It is the largest celebration in the world, in that approximately 6 million people are in attendance, consuming more than 7 million liters of beer. It lasts 16 days (with a few exceptions mandated by calendar) and […]

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Wine Spotlight – Ron Rubin Green Valley Pinot Noir

Let us take a moment to shine the spotlight on this week’s special wine buy for our email subscribers, Ron Rubin Green Valley Pinot Noir. A perfect wine for the transition from summer to fall with a bright bouquet of raspberry and cherry blossoms with added notes of cedar, white pepper, and spice. Vanilla and […]

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Fermented Flavors of Fall

Autumn is just around the corner, a mere two weeks away in fact for you doubters. The evenings are already giving way to cooler temperatures, so it makes sense that we shift gears and start thinking about fall. With the change of seasons, we begin to enjoy the bounty of new crop fruits and vegetables, […]

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Happy (or Hoppy) IPA Day

Yes, the first Thursday in August has been officially recognized as National India Pale Ale Day, or IPA Day.  It was founded in 2011 as a way to help recognize the International Craft Beer movement and the most captivating and popular trend known as India Pale Ale. There are more IPA entries in the market […]

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Sayonara 10 Under $10 & Club 90

Our present warm weather Club 90 and 10 Under $10 Wines are making room for our next sizzling Summer~Fall collection. For one week only, take 25% off your initial bottle purchase, and take an additional 10% off when you buy 6 or more bottles! 10 Under $10 Los Cisnes Red Blend $8.99 A blend of […]

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Govino – Wine on the go!

We’re just days away from summer! I can’t wait for all the dining al fresco, concerts in the park, and Hollywood Bowl visits planned for the season. With each venture, my family and I always have our snacks and drinks (hello wine!) in tow. If you’re going with wine, you’ve got to have the right […]

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The Art of Summertime Ales

The Golden State is known for a great many things, but one that is absolutely exploding in popularity is the artisan culture of Craft Brewing. Originally considered home of the modern independent Brewer, California introduced Anchor Brewing, New Albion, and Sierra Nevada, each building successful businesses out of their passion, creativity, and rehabbing the remains […]

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Yes Way Rosé!

Nothing tames summertime heat like a chilled glass of rosé. Well many things do, but rosé is one of our absolute favorites. Blush wines were long ago stigmatized by the creation of the off-dry White Zinfandel, which did however draw scores of non-wine drinkers to the fold. But that was an eon ago, and tastes […]

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Four Roses Bristol Farms Private Selection Single Barrel Bourbon

Bourbon Whiskey has grown to become one of the hottest commodities in spirits today. The mysterious dark spirit’s consumption is far outpacing its production, and by large margins. There are many brands that clutter shelves, with many startups and many styles, which makes one weary about investing in an unknown. The art of whiskey is […]

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