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...
Successful winemaking takes hard work, daily dedication and passion—but the journey from ground to glass is often a twisted path. By Laurie Jervis Many people daydream of making a living from walking among rows of grape vines and pressing the juice of the...
A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg The first night of Hanukkah is December 12, and that night also kicks off an awesome edible Hanukkah collaboration between two Santa Ynez Valley Chefs—PICO’s Drew Terp and Brooke Stockwell of...
A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg The rooftop of the Canary will decked in the spirit of the holiday season this December with a special holiday Sip & Swirl Series. First up is Dec. 7 with Bubbles Sip & Swirl, where...
A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Wine and art are both close to my heart, so when the two of them come together to support a local nonprofit, it’s sure to be a magical evening! In this case, Wine & Art, a fundraiser...
Popular local chef and cookbook author Pascale Beale has a new book out, the third in the Market Table series (after Salade and Les Fruits) and this one is all about vegetables, titled Les Légumes: Vegetable Recipes from The Market Table. Filled, as...
A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg This weekend brings the first Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival to the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on Saturday October 7. The festival combines polo, local wine, and music for a...
A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg If you’re looking for a fun weekend getaway, check out this weekend’s Bubblyfest in Avila Beach Oct. 5-8. BUBBLYFEST 2017 is the fourth annual event featuring more than 60 sparkling...
By Wendy Thies Sell If the folklore is true, people seeking to “get happy” off of bootleg alcohol during Prohibition took a trip up Happy Canyon in remote eastern Santa Barbara County, where moonshiners set up shop next to abundant natural springs...