Beer, Wine & Spirits in Livermore

$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two at Joyce Vineyards ($20 Value)

Joyce Vineyards

Carmel Valley

Sample 7 wines, including the Black Mountain chardonnay with notes of pear, quince and pineapple, or the bold Pedregal cabernet sauvignon

$20 $11

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Tasting with Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery (Up to Half Off)

Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery

Tracy

Visitors sample a number of vintages, including a chilled rosé, an aromatic majenas, and a fruity malvasia bianca

$32 $16

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Wine Tasting and Take-Home Bottle for Two or Four at Windmill Ridge Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Windmill Ridge Winery

Tracy

Husband and wife team pour samples of their favorites wines at their beautiful 3.8-acre vineyard

$46 $25

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SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival for One, Two, or Four with Lift Tickets on November 8 or 9 (Up to 55% Off)

Snowbomb Ski & Snowboard Festival

San Jose Convention Center

Get access to lift tickets, a huge gear sale with discounts exceeding 75% off, and season pass deals to some of the largest ski resorts

$25 $12

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Wine-Tasting Class for One or Two or Winemaking Class for One with Wine at Coterie Cellars (Up to 54% Off)

Coterie Cellars

South San Jose

Students sample wine and cheese in tasting session or learn how the winery makes pinot noir ; all classes include bottles of wine

$55 $29

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Wine-and-Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four with Credit Toward Bottles of Wine at Sherman Cellars (39% Off)

Sherman Cellars

Sherman Cellars

Wine educators guide guests through tastings of red and white wines paired with local chocolates

$45 $29

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Six Bottles of Reserve Wine at Viano Winery

Viano Winery

Vine Hill

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off six bottles of wine from the reserve selection.

$5 $5

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$22 for Wine Tasting for Two with Cheese Plate and $5 Credit at Saratoga Wine & Beer Garden ($36 Value)

Saratoga Wine & Beer Garden

Saratoga

Outdoor patio and garden harbors guests who sip on flights of wine and nibble complementary cheeses

$36 $22

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2014 Sonoma Wine-Tasting Membership for Two or Four from Sonoma Passport (Up to 58% Off)

Sonoma Passport

Online Deal

Access to free tastings, discounts, and special promotions at more than 30 Sonoma County wineries

$59 $29

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Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball for 4, 8, or 12 at Sol Rouge (Up to 55% Off)

Sol Rouge Winery

San Francisco

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge's winery tasting room on Treasure Island

$100 $45

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$55 for a Wine-Tasting Party with Wine Advisor & 6 Bottles of Wine ($250 Value)

Wines For Humanity San Francisco

In Home

Six bottles of wine are delivered to your doorstep, and a professional wine advisor walks you and up to 15 guests through a wine tasting

$250 $55

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Christmas Extravaganza Wine Tasting Event for One or Two on December 6–7 at H-G Vineyards (Up to 50% Off)

H-G Vineyards

Lodi

All-day wine celebration includes live music, catered lunch, wine class, and your own bottle to decorate

$45 $23

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six with Take-Home Bottles of Wine at E2 Family Winery (Up to 54% Off)

E2 Family Winery

Thornton

Sample wine from six generations of winemakers and take home several bottles to sip later

$38 $19

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Wine-Tasting Experience with Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Weibel Family Vineyards and Winery (50% Off)

Weibel Family Vineyards and Winery

Lodi

Three generations of the Weibel family have overseen the vineyard, where they practice Old World winemaking techniques

$32 $16

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Wine Tasting for Four or Eight with Take-Home Wine at Abundance Vineyard (44% Off)

Abundance Vineyard

Lodi

Taste up to five wines at this 50-year-old winery before taking home a bottle

$36 $20

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WIne Tasting for Two, Four, or Ten with Take-Home Bottles at Watts Winery (Up to 58% Off)

Watts Winery

Tasting Room

Wine tasting gives guests the chance to try out some new pours before they head home with bottles of delicious Upstream wine

$40 $20

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Tapas and Wine for Two or Four at Vinedos Aurora at Pamplona Tapas (Up to 52% Off)

Vinedos Aurora at Pamplona Tapas

Lodi

Hot and cold tapas such as crab-stuffed peppers and lamb chops with mango-mint glaze pair with local wines

$47 $23

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Fields Family Wines (Up to 61% Off)

Fields Family Wines

Multiple Locations

Wine tastings give customers a chance to try vintages such as the Old Vine zinfandel, tempranillo, and organically grown syrah

$38 $16

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with a Take-Home Bottle for Each at Mountain View Winery (Up to 72% Off)

Mountain View Winery

San Rafael

In a brand-new tasting room, guests leisurely sample a selection of wines, learn about the winery, and take home a bottle of wine each

$69.98 $23

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Select Local Merchants

On bike tours with Gears and Grapes Getaways, groups cycle through the iconic Napa Valley, internationally recognized as one of the nine Great Wine Capitals in the world, and the slightly-more-indie Sonoma Valley, home to nearly every type of grape grown in California.

Groups typically stop at four boutique wineries during the tours, pausing at midday for a gourmet picnic lunch. Those who get tired of pedaling or who want to pretend they're on a stakeout can hop on the shuttle that follows close behind at any time. Guides also take visitors on tours of wineries and breweries in San Francisco proper.

49 Lusk St
San Francisco,
CA
US

The Three Faces of Bluxome Street Winery

Old-World Inspiration

Bluxome Street Winery is a celebration of California winemaking history. More than a century ago, SOMA—then called South of the Slot—was the center of new-world wineries. To pay homage to that legendary time, Bluxome draws upon rustic decor and old-school practices, such as sourcing high-quality fruit from small, meticulously farmed vineyards.

Crisp Pinot Noir

Bluxome also extends its reach to a Balinard vineyard in Russian River. There, three acres of pinot noir clones grow in an organic environment, producing the fruit that composes Bluxome’s aromatic, smooth, and electric wines that linger on the palate and pair perfectly with steak.

Community Marketplace

The last Saturday of every month sees the winery explode into a community-focused farmers market filled with artisan food vendors. Pinot in hand, visitors are free to roam among vendors such as Sinful Salt and Crescent Farm, tasting the honey of Gerard’Z Honeybees and the jam of Grandma’s Homemade. This eclectic gathering is perhaps a reason readers of the San Fransisco Bay Guardian named Bluxome one of the Best Wineries in 2013.

53 Bluxome St
San Francisco,
CA
US

After immigrating to America early in the 20th century, Emilio Guglielmo saved up for years before he was able buy a plot of land for his winery in 1925. In the years since, three generations of his family have run the vineyard and kept its Old World style alive. Large wooden beams, stone walls, and terracotta tiles surround guests in the tasting room, where they can sample carefully selected vintages. Each year, the winery produces nearly 40,000 cases, including the award-winning 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and Estate Petite Sirah, each of which took home gold medals in San Francisco’s International Wine Competition.

1480 E Main Ave
Morgan Hill,
CA
US

The cooks at Sips Bistro and Wine Shop use locally acquired and organic ingredients where possible in their classic menu of small plates, varietals, and espresso drinks. The intimate bistro setting—rendered warm by colorful murals of pastoral settings and elegant wood wine racks—hosts guests as they try refined eats such as a chicken, brie, and caramelized onion quesadilla, or a brined and herb-crusted bone-in pork chop. During wine flights, vino sippers may choose their own drinks from a temperature-controlled wine bar or the frigid palms of a grape-eating sprite. The company also occasionally hosts events such as champagne Sundays and special tastings.

901N Carpenter, Ste 39
Modesto,
CA
US

C.J. Easter understands the value of physical fitness. As a former defensive back who faced some of college football's most fearsome offenses during a four-year stint with the Stanford Cardinal, he could only be as effective as he was lean. With visions of sleek physiques in mind, Easter earned his personal-training certification from the American Council on Exercise, founded Performance Science Training Institute, and set to work devising a fitness system of his own.

The gym's exclusive Metabolic Movement Training (MMT) System is the result of all that hard work. The system is designed to jump-start the metabolism, so it continues working long after the session is complete by helping the body burn fat all day long. After a dynamic warmup to boost flexibility and coordination, trainers lead students through progressive resistance training to strengthen bones and muscles. Next, exciting, short-burst cardio intervals work to condition the heart and lungs and boost endurance, and a final core-training session chisels the midsection. Every exercise includes modifications and progressions to ensure students at every fitness level will glean benefits, and every session ends with a cool-down and stretch to leave bodies feeling better than when they came in.

The institute's team of instructors also augment MMT exercises with counseling on how to make responsible nutritional decisions and set goals that are both challenging and achievable. This all-over approach doesn't simply help people get fitter; it helps them remake their entire lives in a healthier, happier image.

4948 Tesla Rd
Livermore,
CA
US

The Day of Discovery Festival provides patrons with the opportunity to kick back in a lush winery setting, while knocking back estate-grown grapey goods to the melodious offerings of 18 bands, including some Bay Area acts, on three different stages. Headlined by Luce, the festival also features the Bacchus Brothers, The Ferocious Few, and seven acoustic acts. Food, wine, and beer will be available for purchase all day and doors open at noon, with music starting at 1 p.m. Wente Vineyards offers an intimate viewing environment by each stage, ensuring that any spot you set down your blanket will give you a good view of the stage action, allowing you to shut off your internal bionic opera glasses.

5565 Tesla Rd
Livermore,
CA
US