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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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Spear Vineyards & Winery: Next Big Thing in Sta. Rita Hills

Spear Vineyards & Winery: Next Big Thing in Sta. Rita Hills

A few years ago, while I was attending the Sta. Rita Hills Wine & Fire event, I was bouncing around tables with my crew when someone said, “There is a gentleman walking around that is looking to start a vineyard and winery”. We just so happened to end up at one of the tasting tables […]

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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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Spear Vineyards & Winery: Next Big Thing in Sta. Rita Hills

Spear Vineyards & Winery: Next Big Thing in Sta. Rita Hills

A few years ago, while I was attending the Sta. Rita Hills Wine & Fire event, I was bouncing around tables with my crew when someone said, “There is a gentleman walking around that is looking to start a vineyard and winery”. We just so happened to end up at one of the tasting tables […]

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Spaghetti alla Nerano

Spaghetti alla Nerano

| September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 300g spaghetti 500-600g zucchini 1-2 clove garlic 100-150g Provolone and/or Parmesan grated mint/basil 1 tbsp butter olive oil pasta cooking water   Prepration 1.Slice the zucchini thinly   2.  Sauté the zucchini slices smoothly in olive oil.  Take care that they are not dark. Set aside. Then use half or 3/4 of the zucchini […]

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Cheesy Aubergines

Cheesy Aubergines

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 2 aubergines, cut into 5mm slices 1 onion, sliced into thin rings500g scamorza or provola sliced10 anchovies, halveddried oregano or fresh thymedry breadcrumbs olive oil salt&black pepper   Preparation 1.Line a flat baking tray large enough to accommodate the slices in a single layer. Lay the aubergine slices on the parchment, brush generously with olive […]

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Tomato Tart

Tomato Tart

| August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 200g flour 100g butter 30-40g Parmesan grated thyme salt 600-700g tomatoes Datterini/Oxheart etc. thyme 1 bulb garlic olive oil salt&pepper anchovies in oil   Preparation 1. Combine flour, butter, parmesan, thyme and a pinch salt with a machine or by hand.   2. Make a ball, wrap in foil and put in the fridge […]

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