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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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Jeff LeBard on Guard at Gainey Vineyard

The young but experienced winemaker is raising the profile of a historic Santa Ynez Valley ... Read story.

Telling the Santa Ynez Valley’s Wine Story

Santa Ynez Valley museum hosts first-ever exhibit examining wine country history. Read story.

Robert Lawrence Balzer Breaks the Sta. Rita Hills

Wine journalist’s 1978 article on Sanford & Benedict Vineyard; plus 1982 article on Sanford Winery. Read story.

Santa Barbara’s Pinot Paradise

In anticipation of this weekend’s Wine & Fire event, winemaker Greg Brewer discusses the Sta. ... Read story.

New Brand on Block: Lindley Wines

Jake and Frankie Lindley's estate sits on the edge of the Sta. Rita Hills. Read story.

Wine Gadget of the Week

Review of CapaBubbles Sparking Wine Stopper. Read story.

Savino Preservation System

Review of Savino Wine Preservation System. Read story.

Ken Brown Quotables

Fresh off the lips of a pioneering Santa Barbara winemaker, starring in next week’s Food ... Read story.

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