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Dancing About Wine

State Street Ballet interprets AVA Santa Barbara and Pali Wine Co. in Funk Zone performance on May 29. Read story.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Dive into Downtown Art & Wine Tour

What to expect at the annual showcase of eats, arts, and treats. Read story.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The State of Chardonnay Is Good

Talley, Bien Nacido, Tolosa, Hyde de Villaine, and many more converge for Chardonnay Symposium this weekend. Read story.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

All-Stars Winemaking Benefits Elementary Students

Second annual “Legacy” project raises money for The Family School in Los Olivos. Read story.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Prosperous Drought: 2013 Vintage Report

A sommelier’s predictions for Santa Barbara County wines harvested last year. Read story.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Getting to Know Cool-Climate Syrah

A backyard tasting with Central Coast winemakers reveals Rhône varietal done in a savory style. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

William James Cellars: Family on the Vine

Robin Bogue talks wine, Santa Ynez, and golfing the Vintners’ Fest. Read story.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bob Dickey’s Enological Eye

Wine country photographer reveals how to get the best shots. Read story.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Summerland Winery: Vintners of the Village

The purveyors of fine pinot noir and more thrive in the seaside hamlet that straddles 101. Read story.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Oreana Winery Puts Fun in Funk Zone

Winemaker Danny Miles explains the origins and future of Santa Barbara’s urban-wine pioneer. Read story.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Monday-Night Magic at Les Marchands

Wine flights and fine food in the Funk Zone's wine bar and bottle shop. Read story.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sunstone Crafts Special Film Fest Wine

Longtime Santa Ynez Valley winery produces “Lumiere Brothers” blanc and rouge blends. Read story.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Biodynamic Wine with Peter Work

Ampelos Vineyard founder talks grape growing in the Sta. Rita Hills. Read story.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Betting Big on Happy Canyon Wines

Winemaker Adam Henkel has grand visions for owner Roger Bower's Crown Point Vineyards. Read story.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Richard Sanford Ditches Debt

The legendary Santa Barbara vintner partners with investor Bob Zorich to emerge from bankruptcy and save Alma Rosa Winery. Read story.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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