Livermore Libations: Taste Our Terroir 2016

Progressive dinners, risotto pairings, and other flavorful happenings make the sippable scene.

CRUSH IS ON THE WIND, and all sorts of harvesty doings, too, but as it is still July wine fans cannot truly go full fall yet. But that doesn't mean there aren't wine country weekends that have a large-scale outlooks on fun events, the kind of approaches that encompass multiple wineries and loads of tasty tidbits and classes and in-depth tours, too. Look to Livermore from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, which is presenting its multi-event Taste Our Terroir at points around the region. You could, for example, hop into an...

INFORMATIVE SEMINAR... on pairing vegetarian risotto with Big White House and John Evan Cellar wines. Or there's the "Cabernet Clones of Livermore Valley" at Nottingham Cellars, one that looks at the early vines that were first straight-from-France plants imported to the valley back in the 1800s. And digging deep into port is one of the treats of Sunday afternoon (the afternoon to-do is at Cedar Mountain Winery). Of course, if you simply want to...

NOSH AND QUAFF, that can happen, too, at the wineries participating in "The Quest for Pairing Excellence." Chef-created cuisine goes plate-to-glass with wines from Eagle Ridge Vineyard, Page Mill Winery, and Wood Family Vineyards. Need all the happenings and how to get tickets? Find your wine country weekend plans here.

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