In search of wine. In search of women. In search of themselves. The Academy Award-winning Sideways features a pre-wedding bachelor’s week touring Santa Barbara wine country while musing over pinot noir and sipping pricey bubbly in front of the wheel. The wine country flick’s rerelease on high-def Blu-ray Disc debuts alongside the DVD release of the equally wine-besotted Bottle Shock on February 3. To toast the film pair, Santa Barbara hotels, restaurants, tour companies, and wineries have teamed up to create the Perfect Pairing Pass, offering special promotions at participating locations. Liven up your bistro fare at Pierre Lafond Bistro (516 State St.) with a $12 Perfect Pairing blind tasting wine flight, receive two-for-one wine tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars (819 E. Montecito St.), discounts on guided wine tours featuring Sideways locations, and a third night free at Montecito’s Four Seasons Biltmore, to name just a few. To see a full list of offerings and to download the pass, visit the Hot Deals section on the Santa Barbara Conference and Visitors Bureau Web site ( Use your pass through Memorial Day 2009.


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