I'm sure I'm not alone when I humbly suggest that some of today's most interesting wines and wine bargains come from a place called Livermore. Sure, it's not Napa or Sonoma. And that's largely the point. Livermore is inland, located about 45 minutes north of Silicon Valley (up 680 North)...
Whether you want to serve, or gift, an interesting wine this holiday season we have five staff favorites that you may want to consider. These are all from California -- being based in San Francisco, Stark Insider specializes in covering that region, especially regions such as Napa, Sonoma, Livermore and the Central...
Chardonnay and California's Livermore AVA go hand in hand. Here's a look at three picks from Wente Vineyards. Plus, a wee bit of Stark Insider reminiscing.
For ten years, the Festival has grown hand-in-hand with the City of Livermore, and, like Livermore, it now boasts some of the Bay Area’s finest talent—and finest wine.
Then, John Concannon unveiled a new wine -- "Crimson and Clover" -- in honor of his Dad, and their Irish heritage. "Unfortunately, Dad, Tommy James and the Shondells could not be here tonight, to sing it over and over..." he joked.
A decent red wine with an easy-going, laid back disposition, kind of like an acoustic guitar on a relaxed, spring day in the valley.