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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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SpiritLand Bistro's BYOB Wine Dinners

A great way to (learn about) wine, dine, and mingle with other local wine lovers.

Vintners' Festival Wrap-Up

So many wines, so little time: The gems of the Santa Barbara County Vintners' Festival

Wine Spectator's Grand Tour 2010

A Las Vegas Tasting Event for the Big Leagues.

When in San Francisco... Do as the Spaniards Do?

The Tempranillo Advocates, Producers, and Amigos Society's Grand Tasting event will feature domestically-grown wines from Iberian varietals.

Santa Ynez Wine Country's "Picnic at the Lake"

The Santa Ynez Wine Country Association will hold the 5th annual event at the Bridlewood Estate Winery on May 1.

Artiste Opens in Los Olivos

The new Artiste tasting room will give visitors the chance to taste wines in a working art studio.

Tasting the Future of Wine

The Winehound releases the 50-page catalog for the 2010 Santa Barbara County Wine Futures Tasting.

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir in LA Times Magazine

Link to a great read about the grape that perhaps made the SB County's wine region famous, by Clos Pepe's Wes Hagen.

Sauvignon Blanc on the Beach

A Pleasant Surprise from New Zealand's Oyster Bay

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Jamie Slone Brings Classic Santa Barbara Back to Wine Tasting

Former racecar driver’s El Paseo tasting room reflects regional architecture and history. By Matt Kettmann Read story.

Last-Minute Gifts for Wine Lovers

Here’s some ideas of what books, stemware, and devices are hot this holiday season. Read story.

[VIDEO] Argument Against Expanding Sta. Rita Hills Appellation

Here's a look at why many Santa Barbara winemakers are saying the appellation should not ... Read story.

Tasting Natural Wine

Santa Barbara wines to try while reading Isabelle Legeron’s new book. Read story.

The Pirate Life of Winemakers During Harvest

One Santa Barbara vintner explains the industry’s most exciting and exhausting season. Read story.

The Vision Quest of Vintage 2014

Wil Fernandez’s Multimedia Portrayal of a Year in Santa Barbara Wine Country Read story.

Longoria Winery’s New Home

Rick and Diana Longoria Open new Lompoc tasting room and production facility. Read story.

‏Kimberly Smith Tackles Tumor, Pursues Pinot

LaMontagne Winery founder overcomes health problems to produce hands-on wine. Read story.

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