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Wines of the Week:  Coquelicot Estates – Santa Barbara County

Wines of the Week:  Coquelicot Estates – Santa Barbara County

This week’s wines come to us from Coquelicot Estates in Santa Barbara County. The name Coquelicot is French for the striking red poppy flower that graces all the...

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Our Favorite (Under the Radar) Wineries & Winemakers – Part 6 – Ampelos Cellars

Our Favorite (Under the Radar) Wineries & Winemakers – Part 6 – Ampelos Cellars

If not for a canceled meeting at the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001, Ampelos Cellars may not exist.  Lucky for Rebecca and Peter Work,...

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Learning About Santa Barbara Wines

Learning About Santa Barbara Wines

Santa Barbara’s Best in Class Two sommeliers, one of them a star of the new documentary Somm, teach the basics of Santa Barbara’s wine by focusing on three...

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Our Favorite (Under the Radar) Wineries & Winemakers – Part 2 – Bryan Kane (Rosé & White Wines)

Our Favorite (Under the Radar) Wineries & Winemakers – Part 2 – Bryan Kane (Rosé & White Wines)

Bryan Kane is a winemaker that really deserves more attention than he’s getting.  His commitment to sustainable farming practices, natural winemaking, and...

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Our Daily Bread Moves to Uptown Santa Barbara

Our Daily Bread Moves to Uptown Santa Barbara

Our Daily Bread Restaurant Original Bread Shop Opens on New De la Vina Restaurant Row Laurie Zalk, Owner-Partner Thirty-one years ago Laurie Zalk and Ze’ev Zalk...

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Wines of the Week: “Warm Weather Whites” Part 1

Wines of the Week: “Warm Weather Whites” Part 1

Now that it’s nearly summer, we can all look forward to the warmer weather and sunshine of the months to come. And what better way to compliment these lovely...

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Nadia and Laetitia Vineyards: Top-Quality & Sustainability

Nadia and Laetitia Vineyards: Top-Quality & Sustainability

Selim Zilkha, owner of Nadia and Laetitia Vineyards has a firm belief in protecting and preserving the gifts of nature. Hence both his labels carry the Sustainability-in-Practice...

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California Bordeaux Part 5: Santa Barbara County

California Bordeaux Part 5: Santa Barbara County

The fifth stop on our survey of California Bordeaux is Santa Barbara County. In some ways, even after all these years, the area is still experiencing the Sideways...

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SIPing the Good Life Part 3: The S.I.P Wines of Paso Robles & Santa Barbara County

SIPing the Good Life Part 3: The S.I.P Wines of Paso Robles & Santa Barbara County

  We close out our look at the Central Coast Vineyard Team and their Sustainability-in-Practice certification with the final installment of our interview with Kris...

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Thanksgiving Wines of the Week: Zaca Mesa

Thanksgiving Wines of the Week: Zaca Mesa

Home cooks across the U.S. are bringing fresh ideas to the table this Thanksgiving with dishes inspired by flavors they’ve tasted around the globe. Despite its...

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