Santa Barbara

    2012 Fess Parker Riesling Pretty stoked to try some Riesling...

    …2012 Fess Parker Riesling Pretty stoked to try some Riesling from Santa Barbara! Stone fruit, yellow and white flowers, honeysuckle, and cashews on the nose. Candied lemon rind, thyme, and floral notes on the palate with a tease of sweetness on the finish. 3/5 bones $ Riesling 12% abv Santa Barbara County, California, USA…

    By Shiba Sommelier

    The Personal Pursuit of Balance

    …. I’m looking forward to the changes and creative process though. I will also continue to work on longer pieces, but will do so with an eye to publishing them as eBooks on wine regions. I’ve got close to enough material on the wonderful Santa Barbara County wine region to make that my first eBook, to test out the format. I would probably follow…

    3 readers - By RJonWine.com

    Wining and whining with the #WBC14...

    …JD & The GoW at #WBC14 Opening The Goddess of Wine and First Acolyte, JD, attended the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference in fabulous downtown Buellton. The weather was perfect, the Marriott Santa Ynez and Zephyr Adventures did a good job accommodating the large group of winos...ahem...bloggers, and people were enthusiastic, outgoing, and cheerful. Mostly. This was my first WBC and will probably be…

    2 readers - By Goddess of Wine

    WBC14: The Sta. Rita Hills “History” Excursion

    … The Sta. RIta Hills from Sanford Winery & Vineyards Arguably the best part of the Wine Bloggers’ Conference 2014 (WBC14) experience was the chance to get out into the countryside of the region the conference highlighted. The Santa Barbara Vintners did their best to introduce us to the wines at the hotel, but there is something intangibly…

    2 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    Rosés of Summer – Tribute to Grace Grenache Rosé

    … Angela Osbourne is a special woman, with a long history obsession with Grenache.  A native of New Zealand, she now makes her home in the Santa Barbara Wine Country, where she sources unique vineyards for her variations on the beauty that is, Grenache. You can read more about her story here, and I highly recommend that you get on the mailing…

    4 readers - By Luscious Lushes

    WBC14: My Thoughts on the Wine Bloggers Conference

    … the story of those people who make the wine. Richard Sanford, who planted Santa Barbara’s first pinot noirs, tells one of his great stories. But I maintain that some of us just want to drink the wine and describe it. For fun, I drew a representation of what I write in the style of the Quini wine-reviewing app, which has been entertaining to play…

    8 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    300 Wine Bloggers Walk Into a Bar...

    … I’m not a joiner. I rarely attend conferences unless I’m speaking at them because I have a pretty hectic schedule as it is, but when the annual Wine Bloggers Conference - 2014 was held in my backyard in Santa Barbara winecountry, I had to attend. I had never been to this three day conference before and frankly there was little impetus…

    8 readers - By Boozehoundz

    Wine Bloggers Conference Scholarships: From Donor to Recipient

    … of the Santa Ynez Valley, and the small town of Buellton, just north of Santa Barbara, California. Happy to be getting back to a state we love, I booked a room in the host hotel early. Joe has never seen Big Sur, or driven down the Pacific Coast Highway. We planned to fly into San Francisco, rent a car and take a leisurely trip down the coast, stopping…

    1 readers - By Another Wine Blog