Wine on Ice, Part 3

The Cliff Room, cancer, and sombreros on the Mesa. Read story.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Kimsey Vineyard Gets Coastal Kick

Younger property enjoys unique terroir at mouth of Ballard Canyon appellation. Read story.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wine on Ice, Part 2

Join me in my travels into The Sportsman and other adventures on Figueroa Street. Read story.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Santa Barbara Wine Country Ordinance Shot Down

Supervisors effectively deny update to countywide rules after five years of planning. Read story.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

LaBarge Winery Employs Meticulous Control  

Upscale Sta. Rita Hills project spares no expense in producing albariño, pinot noir, and more. Read story.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cocktail Contest + Lotusland = Unforgettable Affair

Spirit of Lotusland brings top mixologists to Montecito’s amazing garden on November 5. Read story.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

New Winery Rules Still in Limbo

County Supervisors push decision to November 22; ask vintners for detailed feedback; may form task force. Read story.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Champagne Room Now Popping

Damian and Scott open a bubbles-only bar on West Haley Street. Read story.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Re:Find Finds New Home

Central Coast distillery that uses spent wine grapes to restore Fox Theatre in Paso Robles. Read story.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Remembering Wine Country’s Early Days

Santa Barbara County’s pioneer vintners converge at the Museum of Natural History on Sunday. Read story.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Test Pilot Takes Off in the Funk Zone

The Good Lion crew modernizes the tiki bar. Read story.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Quality and Quantity at Cambria Winery

Winemaker Denise Shurtleff has been winning on both fronts since 1999. Read story.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Crown Point’s $185 Wines

Owner Roger Bower and winemaker Adam Henkel up the stakes in Happy Canyon. Read story.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Distilling Old-World Traditions into New World Taste

Brothers Spirits opens on Industrial Way in Buellton. Read story.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Liquor Companies Love to Love You, Baby

Here’s a report from Tales of the Cocktail and New Orleans. Read story.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
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