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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

Wine: Sanford Comes Downtown

The Santa Rosa Road-based winery opens a tasting room in La Arcada. Read story.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Bacara Welcomes Sommelier Fred Dame

The Goleta resort is hosting a series of exclusive wine dinners. Read story.

Thursday, January 9, 2014
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