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    WBC 14: Best Wines

    This is the first of several posts covering my experience at the Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC14) held in Buellton, CA, last weekend. I’ll feature one per week, likely through August, and why not start with what’s most important to me? Naturally, that’s the wines themselves. ...

    13 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell

    Steven Spurrier Blind Wine Tasting in SBC

    Steven Spurrier led our tasting of 48 Santa Barbara County wines. We learned about renowned wine expert Steven Spurrier when we researched the 1976 Judgement of Paris wine competition. The competition involved wines from some of the most prestigious wine houses in Burgund...

    4 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler LLC

      “Que Syrah” and Ballard Canyon

      Pursuing Pinot - - 3 readers - 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 wo...

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      “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…

      3 readers - By Pursuing Pinot

      Steven Spurrier Blind Wine Tasting in SBC

      … Steven Spurrier led our tasting of 48 Santa Barbara County wines. We learned about renowned wine expert Steven Spurrier when we researched the 1976 Judgement of Paris wine competition. The competition involved wines from some of the most prestigious wine houses in Burgundy and Bordeaux matched against wines from California. Steven Spurrier…

      4 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler LLC

      WBC 14: Best Wines

      … of the conference, I tasted around 70 wines, the majority hailing from the Santa Barbara County (SBC) region. I was re-introduced to the beauty of the countryside of the Central Coast, something I rarely experienced while growing up in the city of Santa Maria. Turns out I really should have gotten out more. Imagine…the wine world waiting for me outside…

      13 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell