For over 25 years, restaurants all over the world have participated in a food-lover phenomenon known as Restaurant Week. In a close-knit city with 450 restaurants, Santa Barbara saw this nation-wide food frenzy and decided to participate to showcase its...
A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg “Discover. Indulge. Celebrate.” is the tagline for the World of Pinot Noir, and I can’t think of better advice when it comes to imbibing at this favorite annual event. Held Mar....
A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8, and I can’t think of a better way to toast the occasion than by attending the second annual Santa Barbara County Women Winemakers...
Standing Sun Live presents Kirby Brown for an intimate night of live music, food and wine on February 9. Bring your friends, taste some wines, and expect some good times. Brown has a longstanding history with music. Growing up on a farm in rural Arkansas...
Treat yourself to an exquisite dinner that is accompanied by wine— five wines to be exact—to pair with five flavorful courses. S.Y. Kitchen (1110 Faraday St, Santa Ynez) Presents a Winemaker Dinner with Paul Lato of Paul Lato Wines of Santa Maria, on...
A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg The Garagiste Festival is back in Solvang next month and I am so excited to taste what they have in store for us this year. A fun and very unique wine festival celebrating small production wines...
Santa Maria Valley’s “Restaurant Week” is almost upon us! Indeed, beginning Sunday, January 14, the region launches a week of delicious deals as participating restaurants, breweries and wineries throughout the Santa Maria Valley offer special discounts....
Wine Speak Paso Robles—taking place Jan. 9-11—is an exclusive wine event that brings top wine producers and enthusiasts together for premier tastings. Developed by co-founder Chuck Furuya as a wine industry event fostering community, camaraderie and...
The peaceful s
of Carmel are an eas
y four-hour drive from Santa Barbara. Where to Stay Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites (24815 Carpenter St., Carmel, 831/624-6400, vendangecarmel.com) is
a charming wine-themed inn with the homey...
With more than 40,000 vineyard acres
and more than 200 wineries
in the region, Pas
a perfect weekend destination for a wine lover’s
getaway. By Les
lie Dinaberg CAB is definitely king in Pas
wine country, and...