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George’s Rants and Raves: Old Pulteney Navigator

George’s Rants and Raves: Old Pulteney Navigator

This scotch is a bit of a mystery, and I love a bit of a mystery, as it allows me to don my Sherlock Holmes hat and speak in a bad imitation of a British accent while pretending to be over the top smart and witty in a way that no one appreciates....

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Spice Up Thanksgiving with Partida Tequila Cocktails

Spice Up Thanksgiving with Partida Tequila Cocktails

These amazing cocktail recipes, using award-winning Tequila Partida, are perfect to enjoy over the Thanksgiving holiday, with your family, and friends.  Below are three different but equally enticing recipes: a warm apple cider based cocktail,...

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Wines of the Week: Great Value Sips from Spain

Wines of the Week: Great Value Sips from Spain

If you love  a somewhat hearty red and a good value, then Spanish wines are something to explore.  They often have a nice balance of fruity and savory flavors, and more times than not, they over deliver for their price tags.  Here are a handful...

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Hyatt Regency Monterey: Serendipity For All

Hyatt Regency Monterey: Serendipity For All

Located literally minutes from the Monterey Airport and tucked away in a beautiful secluded area of one of America’s most desirable vacation destinations is the picturesque Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa, a property surrounded...

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Chocolate Pecan Pie by Snowbirds Vintners

Chocolate Pecan Pie by Snowbirds Vintners

Here’s a twist on a traditional fall favorite – the pecan pie. This version uses cane syrup, instead of corn syrup, and has the addition of chocolate, both on and in the pie. Doesn’t that sound yummy? Enjoy! Chocolate Pecan Pie One...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Old Pulteney Navigator

George’s Rants and Raves: Old Pulteney Navigator

This scotch is a bit of a mystery, and I love a bit of a mystery, as it allows me to don my Sherlock Holmes hat and speak in a bad imitation of a British accent...

Read Full Story »

Spice Up Thanksgiving with Partida Tequila Cocktails

Spice Up Thanksgiving with Partida Tequila Cocktails

These amazing cocktail recipes, using award-winning Tequila Partida, are perfect to enjoy over the Thanksgiving holiday, with your family, and friends.  Below are...

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Wines of the Week: Great Value Sips from Spain

Wines of the Week: Great Value Sips from Spain

If you love  a somewhat hearty red and a good value, then Spanish wines are something to explore.  They often have a nice balance of fruity and savory flavors,...

Read Full Story »

Hyatt Regency Monterey: Serendipity For All

Hyatt Regency Monterey: Serendipity For All

Located literally minutes from the Monterey Airport and tucked away in a beautiful secluded area of one of America’s most desirable vacation destinations is...

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Chocolate Pecan Pie by Snowbirds Vintners

Chocolate Pecan Pie by Snowbirds Vintners

Here’s a twist on a traditional fall favorite – the pecan pie. This version uses cane syrup, instead of corn syrup, and has the addition of chocolate, both on...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Old Elk Bourbon Whiskey

George’s Rants and Raves: Old Elk Bourbon Whiskey

Fort Collins, Colorado’s 73 year history as a dry town, inspired Curt and Nancy Richardson to launch and name their craft distillery, Old Elk. That inspiration...

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Wines of the Week – Supple Sauv Blanc – Under $20, 90 Points

Wines of the Week – Supple Sauv Blanc – Under $20, 90 Points

Once again, we continue our series focusing on high quality wines, with wide distribution, that can be found for $20 or less. This week, we’re focusing on...

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1937 Food & Beverage Highlight of Historic Lawn Bowls Anniversary

1937 Food & Beverage Highlight of Historic Lawn Bowls Anniversary

The Santa Barbara Lawn Bowls Club celebrated it’s 80th anniversary at Spencer Adams Park in October on the site of the first Santa Barbara High School established...

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Fall In Love With Baileys Pumpkin Spice Cocktails

Fall In Love With Baileys Pumpkin Spice Cocktails

Now that the season of Pumpkin Spice is in full swing, here are a couple of cocktail recipes using Baileys Pumpkin Spice that are sure to make your taste buds dance. ...

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Oven Roast Chicken with Fresh Thyme and Honey Butter

Oven Roast Chicken with Fresh Thyme and Honey Butter

Try something healthy and sweet with your friends and family when you gather – tasty recipes sweetened with honey. Why honey? Honey is not only a delicious...

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