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Livermore Wine- Wente

the Overview

Why go? If you want a taste of Livermore wine, want a BOMB patio, and want to picnic.

How to do it
Coffee at Panama Red
Picnic items from Trader Joe's or the Farmer's Market
Wine Tasting & Picnic @ Wente / Maybe Walk out with a Pinot Noir
Dinner @ Amakara Sushi on the way hom

A Book for Wine Newbies: Wine Folly

Who is Wine Folly for?

If you want to have an easy to understand intro to wine
If you want to learn how to speak wine
If you want to have this laying around your house so you can look like a fancy pants
To give to a friend that perpetually brings Barefoot to your home
For those friends who ask which wine is good. It's like those people who ask how long to microwave something for. (Only joking, I love being asked that question- it makes me feel important.)

Napa Itinerary: Envy, Tudal & Bistro Jeanty

When you go to Napa, it's overwhelming.

There are so many vineyards that are priced differently AND have different wines AND have different ambiances AND are different distances apart.

Needless to say, it's hard to put together an itinerary. This itinerary is a suggestion for what can be done in a day in magical, snobby Napa Valley.

Napa Itinerary: Paraduxx & Round Pond

This is the first of many Napa Valley wine tours. So here's a little bit of an intro to the wine tasting experience.

Wine tasting is subjective and anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar. You like what you like. And some people can't tell the difference between red wine and vinegar.

Also keep in mind that vineyards generally don't serve their best wines in tastings.

All this being said, wine snobs are the snobbiest of the snobs. And sometimes they'll make you feel dumb for not knowing what you like. So come in with a preference. Here are some go-to lines you can use: