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Tasting the Transverse

A nod to the mountain ranges that create Santa Barbara County's unique and grape-friendly weather, this blog is the place to go for the latest news and information about Santa Barbara wine, winemakers, and wineries.

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Finding Our City's Flavor at Taste of the Town

Yesterday I visited the Arthritis Foundation's 29th annual "Taste of the Town," and am proud to report that we Santa Barbarans live in quite an epicurean city.

Feast with Qupé

Sister wineries Qupé and Verdad throw a winemaker dinner at Full of Life Flatbread in Los Alamos.

Wander the World with the Wandering Dog

Solvang's wine bar promises an exotic wine experience without leaving Santa Barbara County.

Dine and Dance with the Central Coast Wine Growers' Association

The Central Coast Wine Growers' Association will host it's annual dinner dance on Saturday, August 14th in Arroyo Grande.

Official Indy Rhone Tasting: Part One

Part one of the long-awaited official Indy Rhone tasting-- the second of our new wine tasting series.

Bottle Shout Out: 2007 Ken Brown Cargasacchi Vineyard Pinot Noir

Ken Brown's 2007 Cargasacchi Vineyard Pinot Noir and why it deserves your attention.

Ride Your Bike, Get Free Delivery from Municipal Winemakers

The newest downtown winery, Municipal Winemakers, offers free wine delivery for all who come on two wheels.

H.R. 5034

Why I (and pretty much the entire wine industry) don't care for CARE (the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act).

Green Drinks at Kunin Winery

Social organization Green Drinks will turn Kunin Winery into its next environmentalism think tank on Tuesday, June 20th.

Taste Around the World with Pierre LaFond

Pierre LaFond Bistro takes taste buds on a trip around the world with its monthly Passport to the World of Wine event.

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American Wine Story

Review of American Wine Story. Read story.

The Pirate Life of Winemakers During Harvest

One Santa Barbara vintner explains the industry’s most exciting and exhausting season. Read story.

The Vision Quest of Vintage 2014

Wil Fernandez’s Multimedia Portrayal of a Year in Santa Barbara Wine Country Read story.

Longoria Winery’s New Home

Rick and Diana Longoria Open new Lompoc tasting room and production facility. Read story.

‏Kimberly Smith Tackles Tumor, Pursues Pinot

LaMontagne Winery founder overcomes health problems to produce hands-on wine. Read story.

Remembering the Sideways Days

Santa Barbara vintners and restaurateurs reflect on the making and effect of award-winning wine country ... Read story.

Standing Sun Makes Wine-Music Party

Vintner John Wright blends bottles with bands in Buellton. Read story.

Big Plans for 10th Anniversary of Sideways

There will be a free September 28 screening of the award-winning film about Santa Barbara ... Read story.

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