Assisting Your Pinot Noir Quest: Recommendations from the 2016 World of Pinot Noir

Are you on a quest for phenomenal Pinot Noir? We had a wonderful time at the 16th annual World of Pinot Noir (WOPN) last month, a stellar lineup of seminars, tasting events, and winemaker dinners held at the beautiful Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Finding New Favorites: Recommendations from the 2015 World of Pinot Noir

We had a wonderful time at the 15th annual World of Pinot Noir (WOPN) earlier this month, enjoying copious amounts of high quality Pinot Noirs enhanced by delicious food and classic Southern California weather. Pinot Noir producers and lovers from around the world converged … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Recommendations from the 2014 World of Pinot Noir

Each year, attendees at the World of Pinot Noir (WOPN) come expecting gorgeous California weather, delicious gourmet food, and copious amounts of high quality Pinot Noirs.  This year?  Well, two out of three ain’t bad. California is facing its worst drought … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Eating Well In Santa Barbara County

It’s fairly easy to eat well in Santa Barbara County.  Some very lucky people actually live here with the rolling hills, red tile roofs, and easy beach access.  The rest of us tend to come here for work, pleasure, or higher education.  Food and wine … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Let’s Go Wine Tasting In Santa Barbara

When you go wine tasting in Santa Barbara County, you will find plenty of wine regions and wine trails to keep you busy.  Between the Lompoc “Wine Ghetto,” the Foxen Canyon Trail, the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail, downtown Los Olivos, and the areas around … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Dinosaur at the Door – The 2012 Santa Barbara Wine Festival

As usual, the Santa Barbara Wine Festival took place on the last Saturday in June at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.  We had a delightful time walking around the grounds outside, discovering several local wineries and restaurants we hadn’t been to … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Raindrops on Roses at the Rhone Rangers Tasting

We found some new Favorite Things among the over 100 wineries at the 15th Annual Rhone Rangers Grand Tasting event in San Francisco on March 25th.  If you like varietals such as Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and … –> please click here to continue reading –>