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Spicy Mexican Mule + Save 25% on all Tequila, Tuesday July 24th!

posted on July 23rd, 2018 by Alyssa Malmquist

National Tequila Day Tuesday, July 24th is National Tequila Day! Save 25% off ALL Tequila (375 ml or larger!) Grab a lime and don’t forget the salt; it’s time for some tequila! In celebration of National Tequila Day, enjoy 25% off nearly fifty tequila varieties including Casamigos, Don Julio, Casa Nobles and so many more! We invite you to grow your spirits collection and experiment with new styles of this historically enriched spirit. Once you’ve selected that perfect bottle, have fun concocting a Spicy Margarita, Paloma, or even Mexican Mule! Mix things up with a Spicy Mexican Mule; you heard that right! With tequila savings at Bristol Farms, you’ll be able to try out exciting new cocktails, like this twist on the classic vodka Moscow Mule. Many great things have come out of Hollywood, including the Mule. With the flavors of spicy ginger and lime, it is no wonder that tequila had to make its’ debut into this tasty cocktail. Believe it or not, in moderation… Read More

Wine Thursday: Arcane Cellars Chardonnay

posted on July 19th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Sourced from Arcane’s Estate vines, this Chardonnay is made in the traditional style of being barrel fermented and aged sur lies in oak for 12 months before bottling. Floral aromas of violet, lavender honey and chamomile give way to flavors of dried apricot, stone fruit, and baked apples. The wine has a clean finish, with citrus and flinty mineral notes. Enjoy this dry, full-bodied white with grilled seafood or shellfish. Suggested Retail $19.99 Sale price is 2 for $15.00 Purchase 6 or more bottles and receive an additional 10% discount! Promo valid from July 18 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

Wine Thursday: J Ludlow Kemsley Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Ynez Valley

posted on July 12th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Intriguing aromas of blackberry, black cherry and plum with hints of toasty oak and leather. On the palate, delicious flavors of ripe blackberry, plum and black cherry with notes of spices, licorice and earth. The supple mouthfeel and mouth-watering tannins give it real depth on the smooth, velvety finish. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. With the grills in full operation right now, pair this bold beauty with your fave cut of meat, red fleshed seafood with blackened seasoning, veggies and while cooking, have a sip or two! Suggested Retail $39.99 ***$50 at the winery For one week only, sale price is $14.99 Purchase 6 or more bottles and receive an additional 10% discount! Promo valid from July 11 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

10 under $10 Wine Summer Steals!

posted on July 12th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

WINE TIME Just in time to enjoy the Summer weather, 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 all budgets.  The wine buying team at Bristol Farms samples all product prior to hitting the wine arbor.  Here is a brief description of the new wines being offered: [caption id="attachment_18503" align="aligncenter" width="670"] top view of red wine in glasses arranged isolated on white[/caption] 10 wines under $10 Bristol Farms Red Selection #8                           $9.99 This Paso Robles Red offers a dark cherry nose that mingles with bright blueberry nuances. Bold blackberry flavors bolster the mid palate with tannin and black currants while the finish ends on an exotic note. A blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon… Read More

Peach Tarts Handcrafted for Summer

posted on July 11th, 2018 by Lauren Pepin

Feeling Peachy What’s your favorite summer memory? One of mine is sitting around munching on summer fruit at the beach or by the pool. I love cold fruit on a hot day. Summertime brings about some of the best fruit of the year; cherries, berries, mango, grapes, kiwi, and peaches. Of all the fruits available this season, peaches have to be one of the sweetest fruity treats. The range of flavor from tart to sweet with the varying colors never ceases to amaze me. Is there a more perfect fruit to represent summer? We have 4” and 8” seasonal fruit tarts available all year long, but this summer we are stoked to bring you our 8” Fresh Peach Tart that’s made with the sweetness of both yellow and white peaches layered in a beautiful design you will be proud to serve. [caption id="attachment_19469" align="aligncenter" width="824"] Peach Tart[/caption] We take a vanilla cream filled buttery tart shell and top it with alternating super sweet white and yellow peach slices. We… Read More

National Pick Blueberry Day Means FREE Organic Blueberries!

posted on July 9th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

One Day Only: Buy One Pint of Organic Blueberries, Get a Pint FREE! GET COUPON HERE! You've probably already noticed that we're pretty obsessed with summer fruit. Peaches, cherries, strawberries, watermelon, and of course....blueberries! Since today is National Pick Blueberries Day, we felt it only right that we offer you a special kinda blueberry deal too! Our delightfully sweet and tangy blues come to us from Homegrown Organic Farms. They were the first to bring California organic blueberries to market. First, their season begins in the beautiful San Joaquin Valley of California. Then it moves north into Oregon as the season progresses. Their southern highbush varieties offer king-size berries too large to believe. California’s dry and sunny climate conditions have proven to grow incredible blueberries that are setting a new standard in flavor and size. And they do it all without any extra chemical “help.” Homegrown Organic Farms’ blueberries are grown using… Read More

A Summer Grilling How To: Build The Ultimate Burger

posted on July 2nd, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Mmmm, is there really anything as delicious as a hot and juicy cheeseburger stacked high with all the fixings? Especially during the summertime when enjoyed al fresco, a cheeseburger - whether it's made with beef, chicken, turkey, or veggies is just too irresistible to resist! And there's just no need to go out and spend $20 on this kind of deliciousness. Building a gourmet burger at home is actually quite easy... Because with our very own buttery brioche buns, bacon, and choice ground chuck and toppings like caramelized onions, sliced avocado, sharp cheddar cheese, and green leaf lettuce, you can easily make a masterpiece. Here's our How-to for the Ultimate Gourmet Burger It all starts with the meat... May we suggest a huge time-saver that comes in the form of our freshly stuffed burger patties? Choose from French Onion, Cracked Pepper, Black + Bleu, and Bacon Cheddar varieties. Right now, score these patties at $3 off a pound too! If you're using beef - go for… Read More

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

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