Tales From The Cellar

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Vinos de España: A Little Sizzle with Your Sauce

When talking about the great Old World wine regions people tend to focus on either France or Italy.  While those countries produce some of the best wines around, one shouldn’t overlook their Iberian...

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South by Southwest

One of the many pleasures we have here at Beltramo’s is giving our customers the same opportunity that we usually have to try before we buy. Buying decisions for something as subjective as wine should...

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Summer Whites Under $15

Just like the rather brief window of opportunity to enjoy them, my introduction on summer wines will be a short one.  I have a few criteria for what qualifies as a summer wine. These are all white wines...

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Change is Good

So much of what we do here at Beltramo’s is to help people find the perfect beverage for the occasion at hand.  Maybe it happens to be party that someone is going to and they want to present the host...

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No Way Rosé

I've heard it all… “It’s too sweet.”  “Not white zinfandel!.”  “I can’t drink pink.” … That’s what they say.  But, on the contrary, you can drink Rosé and still be a sophisticated...

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BITTERMILK is Here

Beltramo's is introducing three new mixers to make your cocktail mixing a little easier.  BITTERMILK cocktail mixers are the creation of a husband and wife team, Joe and MariElena Raya , from Chraleston,...

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Local Licks: Wine Tales from Our Own Backyard

Those of us who live in the Bay Area lead a charmed life.  Good weather, plenty to do, great food—and for the oenophile—great wine.  We live within shouting distance to one of the best wine regions...

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Outstanding Rieslings from Wagner-Stempel

Every so often we have the rare opportunity to taste exceptional imported wines while the winemaker or someone from the estate is here visiting from his or her own country. This was certainly the case...

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2014: The Year of the Session Beer

With another glorious, sun-drenched Californian summer just around the corner, nothing sounds quite so good as a crisp and refreshing cold beer.  Whether relaxing on the beach or quenching your thirst...

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Trappist Beer Tasting, Friday May 16th

Trappist beers are unique in the world of brewing as they are exclusively produced by Trappist monks in one of their 10 active breweries around the World; 6 in Belgium, 2 in the Netherlands, 1 in Austria,...