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Two great events in Livermore

By Jessica Yadegaran
Monday, June 4th, 2007 at 2:23 pm in Uncategorized.

It’s almost summer. To kick off June, here are two recommendations in Livermore, one celebrating a local winery, and another celebrating Champagne….

Champagne Thursdays continue in June at Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard. They will offer Charles Heidsieck & Piper Heidsieck Champagne by the glass as well as flights on June 7, 14 and 21. On June 28, Champagne Deutz will be in the house. In addition to the regular menu they have created a Champagne paired menu for those who want to play with Chinese food & bubbly. Mmm. Nothing like a glass of bubbly with spicy noodles from Shen Hua, my local northern Chinese haunt.

Also not to be missed, if you’re into Livermore reds: Crooked Vine Winery is hosting a complimentary barrel tasting of its 2004 Petite Sirah on Saturday, June 16 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by Winemaker Troy Laudette in the tasting room at 4948 Tesla Rd in Livermore. Four new Crooked Vine and Stony Ridge wines will also be available for tasting: a 2003 Crooked Vine Port, a 2004 Crooked Vine Zinfandel, a 2003 Stony Ridge Syrah, and a 2004 Stony Ridge Harriet’s Merlot, named for new owner Rick Corbett’s mother’s favorite red wine. Aw, shucks.

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