Sam Lakns

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Culinary Delights at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Dino Roussia provides an insider’s look into the longest and most recognized food and wine events in the world at Walt Disney World’s Epcot.<p>By Dino …

Harvest Wine Weekend celebrated around Paso Robles

Enthusiastic grape stompers at Cass Winery<br>Photos by Mira Advani Honeycutt<p>Weekend filled with over 100 activities<p>–The 2016 Harvest Wine Weekend …

A changing tide for California Zinfandel

California Zinfandel has re-surfaced from the murky depths with a fresher face and greater poise. Time to look again at wines made with this heritage …

Paso Robles: Sorry, not sorry

Paso Robles embraces its high alcohol - but balanced - wine reputation

Paso Robles

2016 California Wine Harvest Report

SAN FRANCISCO—The 2016 California winegrape harvest was early, with a mostly normal yield of exceptional quality fruit throughout the state. A …

Local Wine Isn't Reserved for California Anymore

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Vintner John Terlato insists great wines are made in the vineyard

“Eight out of the 100 oldest businesses in the world are wineries,” said vintner John Terlato in a wide-ranging interview this summer. Terlato wines …

Cupertino’s Ridge wine (and Mario Batali) at Obamas’ last state dinner

You’d think noted chef Mario Batali would be breaking out the tuxedo-style Crocs for this auspicious event, but no, he’s going with his trademark …

Remembering Wine Country’s Early Days

Santa Barbara County’s pioneer vintners converge at the Museum of Natural History on Sunday.

In California, Grenache Packs More Than Power

The grenache grape is almost stealthy in its ubiquity. It is grown and made into wine pretty much all over the world, often known by its French name, grenache, but sometimes by the Spanish garnacha.<p>Yet as widespread as grenache is, it’s among the least heralded international grapes. Its greatest …

Northern California wine and beer events for Oct. 9 and beyond

<b>Kunde Winery Pumpkin Patch:</b> Combine your annual trip to the pumpkin patch with wine tasting in a beautiful setting. Activities include pumpkin …

There’s more to California wine than Napa

Wines from the Santa Ynez Valley are more than worthy of our attention<p>Driving along the quaint country lane from Solvang to Buellton on California’s central coast, my wife pointed from the passenger seat and asked: ‘Why are those morons walking along the side of the road toward The Hitching Post?’. …

10 exciting California wines to try

Karen MacNeil, author of the best-selling book The Wine Bible, picks 10 wines that embody just why California today is so fascinating.<p>Twenty years …

Love Burgundy? Try these Californian Chardonnays…

The evolution of Chardonnay in California continues, as cool sites, cool vintages and changes in winemaking styles produce more bottles that will …

Santa Ynez Valley’s Wine Scene

I’m by no means an oenophile. In fact, I usually only buy wine under two conditions: 1) when I need it for a recipe, and 2) when it’s on sale at …

Wine Review: California industry becomes specialized

Specialization has finally reached the California wine industry.<p>When it was discovered that California was the perfect place for growing every …

Meet some of the Santa Barbara County women winemakers

The 25th annual Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest Festival this past weekend included a seminar featuring six winemakers.<p>It was an …

Natural History Museum’s Autumn Wine Event on Tap Oct. 23

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History introduced two bookend events this year to complement the Santa Barbara Wine Festival.<p>The first — Women …

Santa Barbara Wine Country: Celebration of Harvest

<b>TIME IS VALUABLE,</b> we're often told, though few times of year feel as fabulous, and special, as a perfect autumn weekend. That is, of course, …

Santa Barbara Wine Tours & Santa Ynez Wine Tours with Stagecoach Co.

Wine Lovers Tour<p>Santa Barbara County’s most popular daily winery tour! You’ll be joined with others, not to exceed 12 guests per vehicle.<p>Private Wine …

Los Olivos Wine Tasting in Santa Ynez Wine Country - How to Wine Taste

<i>“I just wanted to say a quick thank you for the wonderful hospitality Andrew Murray showed our group. Your property was beautiful, and the wines were</i> …

Wine

Luxury Wines From California’s Central Coast

As more vintners from this land of value are pricing bottles at $100 or more, who wins?<p>Good wines for a great price. That’s been the hallmark of …

Wine & Spirits

Small wineries given OK to operate tasting rooms in Santa Barbara County

The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission will recommend most small winemakers across the county be allowed the opportunity to operate tasting …

AMV's Approach to Sustainable Wines, Sustainable Business Practices, and Sustainable Wineries.

From the beginning in 1990, Andrew Murray Vineyards has been committed to sustainable farming and green business practices. ‘Green’ is not a fad for …

Sunstone Vineyards & Winery – Santa Ynez, CA

Welcome<p>At Sunstone Vineyards and Winery, located just 35-minutes north of Santa Barbara, you can seemingly transport yourself to a Provencal French …

Santa Barbara

This is E11even Wines

I am so proud to announce the re-launch of E11even Wines. This is a very personal project for me. I feel like these wines have been works-in-progress …

The 2015 Vintage: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

Every vintage has its challenges. Some are cold, some are wet, some are plagued by high or low yields, some are early, some are late. Even “perfect …

Celebration of Harvest turns 25

Santa Barbara Vintners' annual Celebration of Harvest is celebrating its 25th anniversary from Oct. 7 through 10.<p>It's the "ultimate wine and food …