Santa Barbara County

    6 Intriguing Wines To Drink This Fall

    … squash recipes you throw its way while simultaneously sending tingles of warmth from your esophagus to your toes. Wines Pictured: (from left to right) 2012 Borsao “Tres Picos” Garnacha Campo de Borja, Spain 2012 Herman Story “On The Road” Grenache, Santa Barbara County, USA 2012 Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra Terra Alta, Spain 2012 Lafage Cuvee…

    3 readers - By Wine Folly

    Unnatural Sports R So Not Like Natural Wines

    … a Burgundy. We had a 1985 DRC La Tache like this. Lynne is right. Only buy wines ready to drink. Done. Finito. Nuff said. 13% 2004 Paul Lato Duende Pinot Noir $TAFI: The legend of Paul Lato has been documented on this blog several times. HE has achieved “old guard” stature in Santa Barbara wine country. He has a loyal following. His wines no longer suit our…

    1 readers - By The Best of Wines

    Sur les traces de Sideways

    …Si vous êtes un amateur de vin, vous avez assurément vu ou entendu parler de l’adaptation cinématographique du livre de Rex Pickett, Sideways. Le film a été tourné il y a dix ans dans le comté de Santa Barbara, où s’est tenue la Wine bloggers Conference plus tôt cet été. Accompagnée d’Alex, un ami anglais, j’en ai profité pour partir sur les…

    2 readers - By L'Apprentie Sommelière

    Sideways 10th Annivesary

    … Barbara County. The winery began operation in 1972. Today the winery is housed in a very beautiful hillside setting. They have an exquisite tasting room and offer tours throughout the day from 10:15 to 3:15. The winery has a series of labels of the traditional varieties that include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. One of our…

    3 readers - By Wine Country Getaways

    Babcock Winery and Vineyard: The Cutting Edge of Vine Evolution [Part 2]

    …, in Santa Barbara County. The question I have is this; should we as wine bloggers ask ourselves what is the purpose of the 2014 SBC Wine Bloggers Conference? Was it, to merely go to parties to the wee hours of the morning, sing a few songs, dance on tables or should we take the opportunity we are given by the host of the region to drill down a bit…

    1 readers - By Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

    13 Santa Barbara County Wines I Can’t Get Out of My Mind

    …These are the wines I keep thinking about since I tasted them in Santa Barbara County during the July 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference. You’ll see three Chardonnays on this list, and while I am not an ABC’er by any means, I don’t usually buy that much Chardonnay outright. But that's changing, and I’m happy to find many new-to-me producers that have…

    21 readers - By Come for the Wine

    Babcock Winery and Vineyards: The Cutting Edge of Vine Evolution

    …It’s time to let gravity and winds sculpt the vines for a change. It’s time to let the shoots fall down naturally like a curtain. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for “Canopy Pivoting!” ~ Bryan Babcock Another Wine Bloggers Conference in the can, the Santa Barbara County Vintners Association pulled off a great event and should be congratulated…

    2 readers - By Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

    An In-Depth Look at the Proposed Sta Rita Hills AVA Expansion

    … to expand the existing 33,380-acre “Sta. Rita Hills” American viticultural area in Santa Barbara County, California, by approximately 2,296 acres. The existing Sta. Rita Hills viticultural area and the proposed expansion are located entirely within the established Santa Ynez Valley and Central Coast viticultural areas. TTB is making this proposal…

    10 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

    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

    Dix choses apprises au WBC14

    … […] The post Dix choses apprises au WBC14 appeared first on L'Apprentie Sommelière. Tags:  Buellton, Californie, Santa Barbara county, WBC14, win, Wine, Wine bloggers conference, Wine bloggers conference 2014 Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg…

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    #WBC14: The Terrior of Santa Barbara County

    …One of my favorite sessions at The 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference was Michael Larner's (Larner Vineyard & Winery) presentation on the Terrior of Santa Barbara County. Not only is Larner a winemaker, but also a trained geologist, so he was undoubtedly qualified to explain the geology, soil, and climate of Santa Barbara County. He started…

    12 readers - By WineCompass

    Diary of a Mad Wine Blogger - #WBC14 Recap

    … seat, and Trecero Granche Blanc was just the ticket to wipe away the miles. I’d never met Larry Schaffer of Tercero before and I hedge to say, he may wish he never met me. But actually we had a blast. Larry's tasting room was a harbinger of things to come in Santa Barbara County --no snobbery, no bullshit, just pure unadulterated fun and great wine…

    19 readers - By Come for the Wine

    “Que Syrah” and Ballard Canyon

    …On the second full day of the conference, I selected a session on the terroir of Santa Barbara County. Santa Barbara County boasts one of the most diverse climates and largest number of grape varietals grown anywhere in the world. The region is home to a topographic feature not found anywhere else in the contiguous U.S., a pair of mountain ranges…

    3 readers - By Pursuing Pinot