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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.

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Back to the Futures

A reflection on the Winehound's Wine Futures event.

The Art & Wine Tour Promises No Shortage of Culture

Santa Barbara's 2010 Art & Wine Tour invites attendees to revel in the city's best of art, wine, and food.

Renegade Pours French Wines

Renegade wine shop will pour several French wines this Friday, May 7th.

California's State Fair Wine Competition is at it Again

California's "oldest and most prestigious" wine competition will be accepting entries up until this Friday, May 7th.

Farmer's Market Best at Gainey Vineyard

This Friday, May 7, the winery will gather together local farmers and others for an afternoon of gastronomic glory.

Doug Margerum to Pour M5 with Your Burger

Los Angeles wine shop, Wally's, will host an event that will pair Margerum's best with In-N-Out's burgers.

St. Mark's-in-the-Valley to Host Fine Wine Auction

Los Olivos' Episcopal Church will hold first ever live wine auction to benefit the community.

Liberty School Winery Sets the Mood with iPhone Application

The winery's "Music to Match Your Spirits" pairs music with wine.

A Night of Film, Wine, and Food at Santa Barbara Winery

Santa Barbara Winery screens local film, "From Ground to Glass," amidst wine, food, and local celebrities.

Carr Releases its 2008 Pinot Noir Line-up

The winery finds more than a few reasons to host its Spring Release Party this Sunday, April 25th.

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Standing Sun Makes Wine-Music Party

Vintner John Wright blends bottles with bands in Buellton. Read story.

Big Plans for 10th Anniversary of Sideways

There will be a free September 28 screening of the award-winning film about Santa Barbara ... Read story.

Jeff LeBard on Guard at Gainey Vineyard

The young but experienced winemaker is raising the profile of a historic Santa Ynez Valley ... Read story.

Telling the Santa Ynez Valley’s Wine Story

Santa Ynez Valley museum hosts first-ever exhibit examining wine country history. Read story.

Robert Lawrence Balzer Breaks the Sta. Rita Hills

Wine journalist’s 1978 article on Sanford & Benedict Vineyard; plus 1982 article on Sanford Winery. Read story.

Santa Barbara’s Pinot Paradise

In anticipation of this weekend’s Wine & Fire event, winemaker Greg Brewer discusses the Sta. ... Read story.

New Brand on Block: Lindley Wines

Jake and Frankie Lindley's estate sits on the edge of the Sta. Rita Hills. Read story.

Wine Gadget of the Week

Review of CapaBubbles Sparking Wine Stopper. Read story.

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