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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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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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