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Breweries in Buellton, Carpinteria and Santa Barbara are boosting Santa Barbara County’s growing reputation as a haven for craft beer aficiona…

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For 30 years, the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association has sponsored the Vintners Festival in April.

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Santa Barbara County will herald spring with several events celebrating local food and wines — perfect chances for aficionados to meet winemak…

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This preliminary 2013 Grape Crush revealed that California’s wine grape industry produced 4.23 million tons of fruit —more than the previous r…

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A record 14,000 people — 600 more than in 2013 — attended the 20th annual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium last month in Sacramento to hear …

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It’s January, and while grapevines are dormant, there’s a hub of activity behind the scenes in Santa Barbara County’s wine country.

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Bud break: It happens every year around this time — March 15 is the average date for our region. Some grape vines “bud out” with new shoot gro…

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Here’s to winding down “vintage” 2012, to holiday hours spent with good friends and family, and to the enjoyment of lots of delicious food, bu…

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Here’s to winding down “vintage” 2012, to holiday hours spent with good friends and family, and to the enjoyment of lots of delicious food and…

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As has become my “Wine Country” tradition each November, following is another column with suggested wines to enjoy while celebrating Thanksgiv…

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Whoever deemed winemaking an exclusive profession likely has never spent a day covered in sticky grape juice and swatting away bees and yellow…

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California and Washington grapes were the driving force behind the 26 percent increase in retail sales of Bordeaux-style red blends, according…

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Two locally produced wines enjoyed the limelight May 20 in Chicago during the “working dinner” of the NATO G-8 Summit leaders.

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Spring rains have soaked our region’s verdant hillsides and warm days are back in season, so it’s time to sit back with a glass of crisp white wine.

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During the first week of April, I had occasion to visit several vineyards across Santa Barbara County. From Bien Nacido Vineyards in the count…

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Presqu’ile Winery, one of the newest to capitalize on the pinot noir and chardonnay for which the Santa Maria Valley is known, opened its firs…

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In my previous column, I listed the “A” through “E” Santa Barbara County winners in the prestigious annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Compet…

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Santa Barbara County winemakers and those who buy grapes grown in this region collected a wide range of honors from the annual San Francisco C…

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The California Exposition and State Fair’s 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award has been given to the Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture Program for the…

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