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KOSTA BROWNE ANNOUNCES THE ULTIMATE CALIFORNIA EPICUREAN EXPERIENCE WITH THE ‘CHEF SERIES’ WINERY DINNERS

Kosta Browne partners with notable chefs from the West Coast for a spectacular culinary and wine experience hosted at state-of-the-art winery in Sebastopol Sonoma, Calif., September 26, 2018 – California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producer Kosta Browne announces the Chef Series lineup of winery dinners. The first event—already sold-out—will take place on November 9, 2018, […]

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Long Meadow Ranch Wine Estates Acquires Stony Hill Vineyard

Long Meadow Ranch Wine Estates Acquires Stony Hill Vineyard  The Hall and McCrea Families Join Forces in Farming and Business St. Helena, Calif., August 28, 2018 – Two of the Napa Valley’s most well-known multigenerational winemaking families have joined grape-growing and winemaking operations. Peter, Willinda and Sarah McCrea of Stony Hill Vineyard, along with Ted, Laddie and […]

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Wine Industry’s Two Leading Trade Publications Merge

Wine Industry’s Two Leading Trade Publications Merge Wine Business Monthly and Wines & Vines, both owned by the Wine Communications Group, will merge under the Wine Business Monthly brand, debuting in January 2019. (Press Release: July 30, 2018, SONOMA, CA)- Wine Communications Group, owner of both Wine Business Monthly magazine and Wines & Vines magazine, announced […]

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Collab Series: Fidencio Flores of Esfuerzo Winery (Tasting Notes by George Yatchisin)

Collab Series: Fidencio Flores of Esfuerzo Winery (Tasting Notes by George Yatchisin)

As you know, I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for a new Santa Barbara label. I monitor all the social media platforms, and the moment I see something new, I pursue it by messaging all my contacts in the area (you all know who you are!). A little while back, I noticed chatter on a new […]

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Story of Soil: New Tasting Room in Los Olivos

Story of Soil: New Tasting Room in Los Olivos

I’ve written about Jessica Gasca in the past, if you’d like to refresh your memory, click HERE! Jessica was a person I met on one of our initial trips to Santa Barbara. At that time, she was working at Sanguis. She asked me to help bottle there once. First impression after watching her work as […]

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Goose Island Beer Co. – Proprietor’s Day Lottery, Monday Oct 1

Goose Island Beer Co. – Proprietor’s Day Lottery, Monday Oct 1

Goose Island Beer Co. will open their annual Proprietor’s Day lottery on Monday, October 1 for a chance to purchase tickets to the coveted event taking place on November 11, 2018. From October 1 – October 8, fans of the beloved beer can enter the lottery once daily at GooseIsland.com/PropDay for their chance to purchase […]

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KOSTA BROWNE ANNOUNCES THE ULTIMATE CALIFORNIA EPICUREAN EXPERIENCE WITH THE ‘CHEF SERIES’ WINERY DINNERS

Kosta Browne partners with notable chefs from the West Coast for a spectacular culinary and wine experience hosted at state-of-the-art winery in Sebastopol Sonoma, Calif., September 26, 2018 – California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producer Kosta Browne announces the Chef Series lineup of winery dinners. The first event—already sold-out—will take place on November 9, 2018, […]

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Long Meadow Ranch Wine Estates Acquires Stony Hill Vineyard

Long Meadow Ranch Wine Estates Acquires Stony Hill Vineyard  The Hall and McCrea Families Join Forces in Farming and Business St. Helena, Calif., August 28, 2018 – Two of the Napa Valley’s most well-known multigenerational winemaking families have joined grape-growing and winemaking operations. Peter, Willinda and Sarah McCrea of Stony Hill Vineyard, along with Ted, Laddie and […]

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Wine Industry’s Two Leading Trade Publications Merge

Wine Industry’s Two Leading Trade Publications Merge Wine Business Monthly and Wines & Vines, both owned by the Wine Communications Group, will merge under the Wine Business Monthly brand, debuting in January 2019. (Press Release: July 30, 2018, SONOMA, CA)- Wine Communications Group, owner of both Wine Business Monthly magazine and Wines & Vines magazine, announced […]

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Collab Series: Fidencio Flores of Esfuerzo Winery (Tasting Notes by George Yatchisin)

Collab Series: Fidencio Flores of Esfuerzo Winery (Tasting Notes by George Yatchisin)

As you know, I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for a new Santa Barbara label. I monitor all the social media platforms, and the moment I see something new, I pursue it by messaging all my contacts in the area (you all know who you are!). A little while back, I noticed chatter on a new […]

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Fennel Panna Cotta with Smoked Salmon

Fennel Panna Cotta with Smoked Salmon

| October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ingredients (for 2 people) 1 fennel bulb (150g), chopped 250g heavy cream dash Pernod 2 sheets gelantine Salmon smoked olive oil   Preparation 1.Heat the chopped fennel in olive oil   2.  Add a good dash Pernod and reduce it or flambé.   3. Then add heavy cream and cook for 20-30min. Add salt and […]

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Bouyiourdi

Bouyiourdi

| October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 400g feta cheese 500g  cherry tomatoes, halved 3 tsp oregano 3 cloves garlic, chopped 100g Kalamata olives, chopped olive oil 1 red pepper, sliced fresh thyme   Preparation 1.Add tomates, pitted olives, red pepper, garlic, oregano to a bowl and add a dash olive oil   2. Combine everything   3.  Add feta cheese […]

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Pear Tart

Pear Tart

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 200g flour 100g butter chilled pinch salt optional: 30g icing sugar   1 large thumb fresh ginger 1 lime organic,  zest&juice 200g caster sugar 500ml water 4-5 pears   3 eggs 75g caster sugar 200g Créme fraiche 2 tsp ground cinnamon   Preparation 1. Combine flour, butter and salt by hand or machine. Roll the […]

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