Monthly Archives: March 2014

Santa Barbara’s Happy Place for Bordeaux Varieties

Santa Barbara’s hottest growing region, on the far eastern edge of Santa Ynez Valley, has shown that Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, can produce superlative results. Continue reading

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Bubbles Rising: Sparkling Trend in Santa Barbara?

One thing I’ve learned from several trips to Santa Barbara County over the past year is that there’s tremendous potential for making sparkling wines here. The exciting news is that an increasing number of excellent Santa Barbara area producers are trying their hand at creating delicious sparkling wines. Continue reading

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