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Taste of Terroir Takes the Cake

Winos and foodies get their fill at Livermore Valley Wine Country showcase.

The best of the Bay Area came together to blend a perfect pairing of food and fabulous Livermore Valley wine.

Livermore Patch's attended the sold out Taste of Terroir and provides a recap of the hottest ticket in town.

WINNERS FROM THE 2011 TASTE OF TERROIR WINE & FOOD COMPETITION

Best Classic Pairing:
Concannon Vineyard & Marriot Pleasanton
2007 Reserve Petite Sirah, Livermore Valley
Braised Short Rib Bruschetta

Judges' Best Pairing:
Nottingham Cellars & Wild Vine Hideaway Bistro & Lounge
2009 Malbec, Livermore Valley
Seasoned and Garnish Lamb Skewers Drizzled with a Zesty Malbec Red Wine Sauce

Most Innovative Award:
Cedar Mountain Winery & Porter's Restaurant at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
2007 Zinfandel, Hansen Vineyard, Livermore Valley
Local Lamb Meatballs on Black Bean Sopapillas with Jalapeño Jelly

People’s Choice Award:

Ruby Hill Winery & Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
2008 Intesa Blend, 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Barbera, Livermore Valley
Braised Goat with Hints of Clove, Coriander and Vanilla. Served on Creamy Goat Cheese Polenta with Fresh Cherry and Micro-Arugula Garnish

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