If you’re looking for something to do in the Bay Area this weekend, you might want to check out the Livermore Valley Barrel-Tasting Weekend. Tickets to the two-day event cost $20 in advance and include a tasting at each winery. About two dozen local wineries will be participating. Not only will you get a chance to try some great wines still in “development,” but you’ll get the opportunity to buy futures. This means if you taste a wine that you think you’re really going to love, buying in advance, before it’s even been bottled (you probably won’t see the wine for at least a year or so) can save you up to 25% on the retail price. While you’re there, check out the rest of the town, which was just featured in last month’s issue of Sunset.
For tickets and more information, go to http://www.lvwine.org/
For more on Livermore’s first barrel tasting and details on wine futures go here.