Tasting the Transverse
A nod to the mountain ranges that create Santa Barbara County's unique and grape-friendly weather, this blog is the place to go for the latest news and information about Santa Barbara wine, winemakers, and wineries.
Yesterday I visited the Arthritis Foundation's 29th annual "Taste of the Town," and am proud to report that we Santa Barbarans live in quite an epicurean city.
Sister wineries Qupé and Verdad throw a winemaker dinner at Full of Life Flatbread in Los Alamos.
Solvang's wine bar promises an exotic wine experience without leaving Santa Barbara County.
The Central Coast Wine Growers' Association will host it's annual dinner dance on Saturday, August 14th in Arroyo Grande.
Part one of the long-awaited official Indy Rhone tasting-- the second of our new wine tasting series.
Ken Brown's 2007 Cargasacchi Vineyard Pinot Noir and why it deserves your attention.
The newest downtown winery, Municipal Winemakers, offers free wine delivery for all who come on two wheels.
Why I (and pretty much the entire wine industry) don't care for CARE (the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act).
Social organization Green Drinks will turn Kunin Winery into its next environmentalism think tank on Tuesday, June 20th.
Pierre LaFond Bistro takes taste buds on a trip around the world with its monthly Passport to the World of Wine event.
The nation's oldest and most prestigious wine competition, the State Fair Commercial Wine Competition, gave Santa Barbara County's Bien Nacido Vineyard the title of 2010 "California Vineyard of the Year."
The Central Coast Wine Growers' Association invites all to attend it's second annual Wine Growers' Cook-off in San Luis Obispo.
Through Direct Relief International, the SBCVA saves the world one wine at a time.
Santa Barbara's Annual Wine Festival and San Francisco's 6th Annual Pinot Days promise wine lovers a memorable weekend.
The Santa Barbara County Vintners' Association is now selling tickets for the October 9 event.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 will forever go down in history as the day of the Independent’s first official wine tasting. Six Indy employees, an intern, and a friend—half self-titled wine geeks, half admittedly unfamiliar with the fancy beverage—gathered in the office conference room to blindly sip nine wines. These are the results.
The winery, which shares Ampelos' Lompoc warehouse, has opened its first tasting room in downtown Los Olivos.
The Ventucopa winery's 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon wins the gold medal at the 2010 Consumers International Wine Competition
An afternoon of delicious philanthropy at Share Our Strength's "Taste of the Nation: No Kid Hungry" event.
What happens when you put a bunch of wine nerds in a room with 35 bottles of vino.