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Club 90 and 10 Under $10 Blow Out Sale!

posted on June 28th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

For one week only, our present early Spring Club 90 and 10 Under $10 Wines are making room for our Summer collection. For one week only, receive 25% off your initial bottle purchase and take an additional 10% off when you buy 6 or more bottles! 10 Wines Under $10 CITADELLE VIN DE FRANCE PINOT NOIR WILD HARE LEGENDARY PETITE SIRAH PACIFIC OASIS REEF BREAK RED ANIMUS DOURO RED LA PLAYA ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON BRISTOL FARMS RED SELECTION #7 BRISTOL FARMS WHITE SELECTION #7 FRONTERA SAUVIGNON BLANC THE CHAMPION CHARDONNAY CITADELLE VIN DE FRANCE CHARDONNAY Club 90 ***All wines are under $20 DOM MABY TAVEL ROSE 2016 91 Wine Advocate KOMODO DRAGON RED BLEND 2014 93 Beverage Tasting Institute BALVERNE PINOT NOIR RRV 2014 92 James Suckling TARAPACA CAB SAUV GRAN RESERVA 2014 92 Decanter BADIOLA TOSCANA ROSSO 2015 90 James Suckling MEERLUST ESTATE CHARDONNAY 2014 92 Wine Enthusiast TOP 100 NAUTILUS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016 93 Decanter DOM LAFAGE NOVELLUM CHARDONNAY 2016… Read More

Meet Our Local Peach Growers: The Sawatzky Family

posted on June 27th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Keep it Local May we just declare, our local California farmers are the absolute best? We know this because we've maintained loyal relationships with them over many, many years and have learned an incredible wealth of knowledge from every single one of them when it comes to their produce we carry in our stores. Today's farmer spotlight goes to Richard and Lavone Sawatzky - the amazing folks behind our seriously sweet and juicy peaches. Coming from a family of farmed grapes and raised chicken, Richard Sawatzky had never grown nor picked a fruit tree until he met his future wife Lavone, whose family farm of table and raisin grapes would flourish into a tree fruit farm. Growing up, Lavone spent many days working on her family's farm and thus, had great experience and passion for the hard work. During the early years though, her family field packed all of the fruit and her father would drive to LA to sell it, just to make ends meet. It wasn't until later years that they… Read More

From Our Deli: Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze

posted on June 27th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

CONTEST* Don’t forget to enter our #BFGetPeachy Peach dessert contest for your chance to win a $500 gift card! **** California Peach season is here. It's one thing we look forward to every year. Because peaches can be enjoyed almost every season, they are truly at their peak of sweetness come June and July. So, with only the very best peaches in our stores, we're pulling out all the stops for peach-inspired recipes that are sure to make you peach lovers swoon. Like our Grilled Peaches with balsamic glaze in our deli. After we pull perfectly ripe peach halves off the grill, we give them a drizzle of our own Aged Balsamic Vinegar. This really makes the flavors pop. Sweet and smokey, these grilled peaches can be enjoyed instantly on their own. We suggest warming them up in a preheated 350 degree oven for 5-7 minutes. Then serve with either our fresh burrata cheese or you favorite vanilla bean ice cream with some torn mint for the ultimate appetizer or dessert Read More

Beat the Heat: Peach + Mint Bellini Boozy Pops

posted on June 26th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Ah, that sticky and oh-so sweet, summer heat. We have a love-hate relationship with the steamy sunshine. Because while being hot and sweaty isn't ideal (unless you're working out, of course), the delightful recipes and parties that come with the season kinda make the higher temps worth it. Speaking of delightful summer recipes, ice pops are not for just kids anymore. Boozy pops are a thing and they are a very good thing, indeed. Our favorite combo for summer? Peach and Mint Bellini - all frozen up into one delicious mess. Super easy, you only need 5 ingredients for these ahem, adult ice pops and some pop molds too - you can find those in our housewares department! Peach + Mint Bellini Boozy Pops (Makes 10-12 boozy pops) Ingredients: 2 peaches, sliced thin 1 bottle Prosecco (or your favorite sweet bubbles) 10-12 ounces Peach nectar 20 mint leaves Directions: Divide peaches evenly between 2 ice mold trays (most come with 4-6 molds per tray) Fill 3/4 way… Read More

Taste the Sweetness in Our Summer Peaches

posted on June 25th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Don’t forget to enter our #BFGetPeachy Peach dessert contest for your chance to win a $500 gift card! Super sweet summer peaches are officially here! We’re so in love with the the fuzzy and juicy fruit that screams summertime too. And dare we say our peaches are better than any variety we’ve tasted elsewhere? So how do we ensure that our peaches rank supreme? It starts with our dedicated farmers, whose passion lies in the thoughtful and meticulous growing of the exceptional fruit. Swearing to the Sweetness Unlike so many peaches you’ve regretfully eaten, our local peaches are tree-ripened until they've reached the peak of sweetness. Our multi-generational farmers we’ve come to know and trust have learned that timing is everything when it comes to picking only the perfect peaches off of their trees. Calling all Peach Lovers & Science Buffs The Brix Scale – this system is the key to the sweet peach promise. Our farmers swear by it and now, so do we… Read More

Summer Sweet Tooth Fix: Peach + Plum Galette

posted on June 22nd, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Don’t forget to enter our #BFGetPeachy Peach dessert contest for your chance to win a $500 gift card! Details here! How is it that during the hottest months of the year, when one is supposed to wear the least amount of clothing, such delicious food like BBQ and fruit pies are so religiously celebrated? It's not exactly fair if you ask us. But alas, the best fruit pies and all the delectable pulled pork, brisket, burgers, and brats shall be eaten. Because, summer. One of our favorite (not-beach-body-approved) recipes has got to be for the trusty, never fails, fruit galette. Easier than pie...and without that second layer of crust (so a wee bit healthier, right?!), the fruit really has a chance to shine - both in the beautiful appearance of the finished product and of course, the bold, perfectly sweet, fruit flavors. This Peach + Plum Galette combines two stone fruits that honestly, make us swoon. And if making the pie dough just seems like a harder task than what you want… Read More

Wine Wednesday: Bluebird California Cabernet Sauvignon

posted on June 20th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Bluebird California Cabernet Sauvignon 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

Essential Tools for Making Pie

posted on June 19th, 2018 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

Whenever I think of peach season, I reminisce about a farm we used to visit up in Acton to pick fresh, sweet peaches. Naturally, we would go home with our peaches and have a pie baking celebration. I just love making peach pies this time of year. If you've ever made a pie, you know that having the right tools can mean great success or saddened failure for your pie. Luckily, for my fellow peach pie-loving customers, I brought in a whole slew of fantastic pie-making tools from Harold Imports to make pie baking a breeze! These gadgets make the entire process of prepping, baking, serving, and maintaining freshness so much easier and more efficient. Here are a few of our best-loved products for the craft that is pie-making: Pastry Blender - Mrs. Anderson's Bakery Pastry Blenders are made of stainless steel, are strong and durable for even heavy dough, and can quickly and easily incorporate butter into your dry ingredients. It's the right tool to begin your pie-making process. Pie… 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 (but… 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

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