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Wine & Spirits

The Pajama Palate of Marissa Ross

The author of ‘Wine. All the Time.’ talks trebbiano, #MeToo, and air-puffed violets. Read story.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Getting a Sense of Laplace

Veteran winemonger Betty Dunbar opens wine bar and bottle shop in Funk Zone. Read story.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Comprehensive Guide to ‘Red Wine’

New book by World Wine Guys and Kevin Zraly goes from agiorgitiko to zinfandel. Read story.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

New Leader for Santa Barbara Wines

Nonprofit veteran Alison Laslett named CEO of county’s wine country association. Read story.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Hundreds Gather to Remember Winemaker Seth Kunin

'Seth was sustenance,' said one speaker. Read story.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Renowned Winemaker Seth Kunin Passes Away

Kunin’s sudden death leaves Santa Barbara wine country grieving. Read story.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Nico Azios Decodes Syrah

Santa Barbara winemaker studying one grape variety, vintage by vintage. Read story.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hidden Terroir at JCR Vineyard

Pinot noir and chardonnay thrive in bucolic canyon off Jalama Road. Read story.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Santa Barbara Wine Country Leader Leaving for Oregon

Morgen McLaughlin reflects on four years of directing the county’s Vintners Association. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fine Dining and DIY Wine at Bottlest

Buellton’s Terravant facility reenvisions its restaurant and creates a make-your-own bottle program. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Trio of Santa Barbara County Tasting Trails

Sip Funk Zone bubbles, explore Buellton, and trolley into the Santa Maria Valley. Read story.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

VitaJuwel Vino Vial’s Surprising Effects

Can these crystals make your wine smoother? Read story.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Buscador Opens New Tasting Room in Buellton

The philosophical owner Matt Kowalczyk pours ‘truth and integrity in wine.’ Read story.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Epic Views and Vines Atop Grimm’s Bluff

They’re growing quality cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc high above the Santa Ynez River. Read story.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Savoy Wines Coming to Anapamu Street

Bob Wesley partners with Paul Shields of Savoy Cafe to open new wine shop downtown. Read story.

Friday, April 7, 2017
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