James Winelover

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5 Steps to a Perfect Wine Club Party

One of the best parts of wine club membership is attending the release parties. Over the years, we have observed that there are five steps that …

Wineries

Are You in the Wine Club?

Are you in the club? The wine club, that is. What’s that? You don’t know about wine clubs? Here’s what you should know about a great way to get …

Wineries

Returning to Inner Sanctum Cellars

The newest winery in Jamestown, California, is Inner Sanctum Cellars. Don’t be fooled by the size of the tasting room, this young winery makes a big …

Grapes

What’s New at Gianelli Vineyards

The quaint town of Jamestown, California, features antique shops, prospecting equipment stores, and of course, wine tasting rooms. While we enjoy …

Wine Tasting

Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration Day Two

The Harvest Wine Celebration in Livermore is the area’s premier wine event of the year. The first day is chock full of bands, food trucks and craft …

Wine

Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration Day One

Livermore’s Harvest Wine Celebration brings together many of the wineries in the Livermore Valley, with unique tasting flights, live music and …

Wine

Mineral Wines

Discovering new wineries is a thrill, but revisiting familiar favorites is equally fun. Every visit reveals new wine, new sights and new winery …

Wineries

Locke Vineyards

From big trees to big wines? We discovered a new winery that demonstrates that a love for nature can be expressed in a multitude of ways. Locke …

Wine

Renner Winery

Discovering new wineries is a thrill that never gets old for us! Strolling on Main Street in Murphys led us to another exciting new adventure: Renner …

Wineries

A Ruby Hill Summer Release Party

There is so much to love about summer! One of our favorite summer activities? Wine club release parties, of course! The great weather lets a winery …

Taste Our Terroir Wine and Food Pairing Competition

The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association hosts an annual festival of food and wine called <b>Taste Our Terroir</b>, which highlights the very best of the …

California Wine

Pinot’s Palette Livermore Grand Opening

They say that in wine there is truth. Is there also wine in art? Pinot’s Palette in Livermore celebrated their Grand Opening last Friday, and we were …

Wineries

Album Review, The Novelists “Breaking the Script”

In this soulless age of Apple Music 30-day trials, grating Spotify ads and Tidal-exclusive album releases, there’s something refreshing about popping …

Music

Can Cheap Wine Be Good Wine?

They say, “Life is too short to drink cheap wine.” Does that mean that we must empty our checkbook to drink good wine? Not necessarily, if you know …

A Ruby Hill Vertical Tasting

So how do you pamper Dad on Father’s Day? The restaurants are jammed, the highways are parking lots, and even the wineries are over subscribed. If …

Wine Tasting

Les Chenes Estate Vineyards

The Livermore Valley has an ever-growing roster of wineries, benefiting from a climate that supports a wide range of grape varietals. Look hard …

California Wine

Darcie Kent Vineyards Welcomes The Novelists in Concert

Darcie Kent Vineyards is known for fine wines, a beautiful tasting room, and fun wine club parties. A recent special event showed yet another reason …

Wine

McKahn Family Cellars

A week ago, we enjoyed a tasting at Leisure Street Winery, a newcomer to the Livermore wine scene. During that visit, we noticed that a second winery …

Family Business

Upcoming: Pinot’s Palette Livermore Grand Opening!

Painting while drinking wine: both fun activities, and I’m pretty good at one of them. It seems that I’m not alone, though, because a franchise …

Swimming Pools

Leisure Street Winery

Naming a winery can be challenging. Many of the “good names” are already taken. Winery names can be inspired by family names, pets, local history or …

Wineries

Building 43 Winery

Visiting a new winery is a thrill that never gets old! We were very excited to see that a winery had opened across the street from the Rock Wall …

Wineries

Rock Wall Celebrates Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is full of promise and excitement. Add to that excitement the extra thrill of a wine club pickup, and you have the recipe for a …

Memorial Day Weekend

Eagle Ridge Vineyard Release Party

Let’s be honest! Wine clubs are primarily judged by the quality of their wine release parties. Sure, the discounts and tasting amenities are fine, …

Wine Cellars

Vina Moda Winery

Wineries and their tasting rooms vary widely. That is part of the joy of wine tasting; experiencing the range and diversity of styles and approaches. …

Wineries

Twisted Oak Winery

Are you twisted? That is the challenge question at a popular winery in Murphys. If you are adequately twisted, a visit to Twisted Oak Winery is …

Swimming Pools

Hatcher Winery

Main Street in Murphys is a celebration of wine tasting! It seems that every doorway leads to either a restaurant or a tasting room. Add in the …

Ice Cream

Gossamer Cellars

A new winery from a winemaker with an extensive reputations earned at previous wineries. Cozy tasting room right in the middle of Murphys. A penchant …

Wineries

Mineral Wines

Mineral Wines built a reputation for fine wines and fun tasting experiences, with a lovely outdoor tasting area beside a lake, with views and wild …

Memorial Day Weekend

Turley Wine Cellars

Pluck a classic winery from a Napa picturebook and place it in the Shenandoah Valley and you would end up with something that looks a lot like Turley …

Grapes

Dobra Zemlja Winery

Not every winery name rolls off the tongue as easily as its wine. Case in point: the Dobra Zemlja Winery. Full bodied wines made in a bucolic …

Grapes