5 Non-wine Gifts for the Wine Lover

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Hey there, Liv here!

Do you have someone on your list who seems to have everything, loves a good glass of wine, and you want to get them something besides the liquid gold… I mean wine? Check out my suggestions below and make your very own Livermore Valley Wine Country Gift Basket.

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Live Well with Zinfandel

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Livermore Valley’s take on a quintessential California wine grape

There is a briskness in the air as fall marches on and it’s the perfect time to spice things up in wine country. In November, Livermore Valley highlights Zinfandel as the featured varietal. This bold and classic varietal is the number one planted grape in California.
The primary flavors include jam, blueberry, cherry, plum, boysenberry, cranberry and licorice.  Other aromas you may be able to pick out are black pepper, black cardamom and anise. Tannins and acid are generally medium to medium high.

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Autumn Adventures in Livermore Valley

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The long days of summer and harvest are coming to a close. The vines are turning vibrant fall colors and this is the perfect time to get out and enjoy Livermore Valley.

Here are our top picks for Autumn Adventures in Livermore Valley:

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Celebrate the Harvest

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The harvest has started in Livermore Valley and I could not be more excited.  Year after year the wine seems to get better and better and I think the 2016 vintage could be the best yet!  Of course, we still have to wait a while before tasting this year’s wine, but one thing you don’t have to wait for is the Harvest Wine Celebration!

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And the Winners Are…

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Congratulations to the winners of Thursday night’s Annual Quest for Pairing Excellence and thank you to everyone who participated!  Let’s not delay… here are the winners who make your cooking look like it needs improvement, or is that just me?

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The Countdown is On!

Taste Our Terroir is less than two weeks away and I am excited.  Why am I so excited?  To put it in one word, Taste Our Terroir is awesome, inspiring, delicious, worth-throwing-your-diet-out-the-window fun!  Ok, so maybe I can’t exactly describe why I love Taste Our Terroir in one word, but here are some of the things I’m looking forward to in next week’s event.

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The Chefs Tell All

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With Taste Our Terroir less than a month away we sat down with a few of the participating restaurants to hear about what makes for the perfect pairing and what trials and tribulations they endured as they started their careers.

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Your Summer Bucket List

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Today is the first day of my favorite season.  Happy summer to all!  With any new season I think it’s important to write a list of things to accomplish, so without further ado here’s my bucket list for the summer.

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