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A Cider a Day…

Historians trace the consumption of Hard Cider back to pre-60BC, prior to the Roman invasion of England. Upon their arrival, they encountered natives whom had utilized apples in its production. They of course brought this beguiling discovery home and at once began to refine and perfect the process. The Greeks and Romans are credited for […]

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Selecting Wines – We Make it Easy!

Here’s a conundrum – you’re dying to try this new wine or spirit, you’ve heard good things about it, read good press, but you’re still not convinced. You’ve been disappointed before and wish you could sample the product beforehand. We all like surprises, but not unwanted ones. So you walk away, right?…Not necessarily, so put […]

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Wine Region of the Month – Argentina!

I had the great pleasure of visiting the vineyards of Mendoza, Argentina during their recent harvest of late March, the reverse time period of our own northern hemisphere harvests. Argentina (the word is derived from the Latin argentum, meaning “silver”) is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world..  The earliest evidence of humans […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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