A fresh new place to test drive your wine and tempt your palate pops up in Livermore
Courtesy of Concannon Vineyard
The Livermore Valley has lots of wineries with tasting rooms and even the occasional wine bar. But Underdog, a chic new spot at Concannon Vineyard, is an entirely different animal Check it out.
Worldwide Wine: The bar offers 57 local and international wines you can taste, drink, and/or buy by the bottle or case, at the same price or cheaper than most wine stores.
Bold Tastes: Do not miss the killer small plates produced by catering queen Barbara Llewellyn. Our favorite? Ahi tuna tartare with ultrafresh cucumber, radish, and cilantro, paired with a Cupcake Vineyards Riesling.
Great outdoors: Underdog’s patio seats 60. Could there be a better way to enjoy Livermore’s balmy afternoons and evenings?
Underdog Wine Merchants, 4596 Tesla Rd., Livermore, (925) 583-1581, underdogwinemerchants.com. Open daily 12–8 p.m.