Many thanks to the entire Reilly clan who posed with their Bruliam bottle and full glasses on Christmas Eve. This is our very first bottle shot and we’re expecting many more from you out there!!!
We’ve been making a big deal about landing some of the coveted Rockpile zinfandel fruit for the 2009 harvest. To give you a better idea of why this area is so special, we’d like to take you there (virtually, of course). Enjoy the video below – and if you can’t see the video, please click here [...]
A number of you opened your first Bruliam bottle recently and we’ve been overwhelmed by your feedback. We’re very pleased with how the 2008 Doctor’s Vineyard pinot turned out and we’re even more pleased that you’re all enjoying it so much. A selection of your reviews are posted below. We’re also excited to announce that a [...]
Many thanks to Brigade member Xana H. who took her Bruliam shirt along on a recent Vegas jaunt!
While getting my hair colored for the holidays, my hairdresser recounted the itinerary from his recent South African getaway. His trip included a stay in Stellenbosch, a famous wine growing region, where he lustily overindulged in the local red wines, which he “absolutely cannot” tolerate here “because of sulfites.” He went on to explain that [...]
On December 31st at 1pm, I packed 15-years of my professional life into three white cardboard file boxes and turned out my office lights at Sagient Research for the last time. My departure had been in the works for almost 18-months, but right then in the finality of the moment, it seemed all too sudden [...]
Many thanks to Brigade member (and 747 pilot!) Laurie R. who took us around the world on one of her flights during the Thanksgiving holiday. These pictures were taken in Dubai, right before take off to Leipzig, Germany. We begged her to actually fly in the shirt, but she wisely decided that keeping her job was [...]
Are you looking for a New Year’s Resolution you can really keep? One you can sustain for 365 days with minimal deprivation, asceticism, or hardship? One you can contemptuously flaunt with derisive success while your neighbor schleps to Weight Watchers? One that showcases your will power, persistence and gut-wrenching drive while your office mate surreptitiously [...]
Our June poll winner, Paula S. is back at it again! And, just as she promised when she won over the summer, Paula wore the Bruliam colors proudly on her recent hike on the Inca Trail. The first picture is after she climbed the Ollantaytambo temple complex in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The [...]
The most common misconception about Bruliam Wines is that we actually own grapevines. Contrary to popular belief, one needn’t own vines to produce wine. Most anyone can buy grapes from farmers and make the kind of wine that they love to drink. But that seems counterintuitive to folks. So instead the conversation usually goes something [...]
Wine touring with children is different from wine touring without them; it’s worse. Over the recent Thanksgiving holiday, we were brazen enough to attempt this suicide mission with not only our three children but also an additional 5 kids ages 6 and under. We were joined by two other families, other parents with equally barbaric [...]
It’s that time again – time to vote for your favorite Brigade picture! We’ve got some great contenders this month! As ususal, the winner will get $250 donated to the charity of their choice. If you haven’t submitted your Bruliam Brigade picture yet, what are you waiting for? And if you’ve already sent one in but [...]
We’re pleased to announce that all pre-orders shipped on Monday afternoon. Depending on where you are, you should receive your wine in the next 1-4 days. A couple of pointers for getting the maximum enjoyment out of your bottle of 2008 Doctor’s Vineyard: 1. Don’t open it the day it arrives – PLEASE! While we understand that [...]
In their annual pre-Thanksgiving Wall Street Journal column, John and Dottie proclaim, “There is no perfect wine for Thanksgiving dinner,” which really takes the pressure off of those guys looking to impress their fiancée’s Screaming Eagle-guzzling dad. On the other hand, our most beloved WSJ wine columnists strongly endorse savoring an American pinot noir with the [...]