Friday at noon is the last day to get $25 advanced tickets for the Livermore Valley Barrel Tasting event this weekend. Wait to buy tickets at the door, and the price jumps to $35.
I am not familiar with Livermore wines, but the event sounds like a great way to spend a weekend. Over 25 wineries will open their doors Saturday and Sunday for barrel tastings, so you get to try wines straight from the source before bottling. Winemakers will be on hand, and you can even prepurchase what you taste. Some wineries will also hold special events, such as blending classes, food pairings and live music. Your ticket includes two days of wine tasting with at least one barrel tasting at each winery and a souvenir wine glass.
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