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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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Bevela Wines: A Husband & Wife Team Makes Wine in Santa Barbara

Bevela Wines: A Husband & Wife Team Makes Wine in Santa Barbara

A few years back, I went to one of the famous Au Bon Climat (ABC)/Qupe Open Houses in Santa Maria. If you are into Santa Barbara wine, and have NOT attended one of these, you MUST! I remember I parked my car on the dirt road, and had to walk about a quarter mile to […]

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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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Bevela Wines: A Husband & Wife Team Makes Wine in Santa Barbara

Bevela Wines: A Husband & Wife Team Makes Wine in Santa Barbara

A few years back, I went to one of the famous Au Bon Climat (ABC)/Qupe Open Houses in Santa Maria. If you are into Santa Barbara wine, and have NOT attended one of these, you MUST! I remember I parked my car on the dirt road, and had to walk about a quarter mile to […]

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Red Thai Curry

Red Thai Curry

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 200-300g chicken breast sliced 400ml coconut milk 1 lemongrass sliced 2 litte red Thai chili (seeds removed) chopped 1 red onion chopped in segments 1 carrot thinly sliced 3 spring onions sliced 1-2 tbsp red Thai Curry paste 2 tbsp soy sauce or fish sauce 3 tbsp ground-nut oil/sesam oil 1 bunch cilantro 10g […]

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Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca

| August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ingredients 250g Pasta (Rigatoni&Penne) 3-4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 3-4 anchovy filets, minced 40g  chopped, pitted black olives 2 tbsp rinsed capers, coarsely chopped chili flakes 400g tomato pulpo/passata dash pasta cooking water 3-4 tbsp olive oil  Preparation 1.Heat a large pot of water to cook the pasta in. Make the sauce by putting the olive oil, garlic, and minced anchovies in a large, wide skillet. Heat the […]

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Wine Industry’s Two Leading Trade Publications Merge

| July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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