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    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 captured my attention and patronage.

    19 readers - By Come for the Wine

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

    TTB Notice to Open Comments on the Proposed Expansion of the Sta Rita Hills AVA It was announced today (August 6, 2014) that the TTB will open comments tomorrow in approving a petition to expand the Sta Rita Hills AVA. The comment period will open for exactly two months allowing interested parties to submit information and perspective on the matter until October 6, 2014.

    10 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

      Top 14 Tweetable Moments from 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference

      Come for the Wine - - 8 readers - Um I guess I should have mentioned to my non-wine followers that I'm at a wine conference thus the barrage of #wine tweets. #sorry #notsorry — Marcy Gordon (@marcygordon) July 11, 2014 Tasted Kaena barrel samples yesterday with the Grenache King out of a syringe! #wbc14 #roguetrip http://t.

      UPDATE: TTB Proposes Expansion of the Sta Rita Hills AVA

      Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews - - 3 readers - TTB Official Announcement to Propose Expansion of the Sta Rita Hills The TTB released its official proposal yesterday to expand the Sta Rita Hills AVA to include an additional 2,296 acres. The public comment period for this issue is open until October 6, 2014. To see the official announcement: http://www.ttb ...

      Babcock Winery and Vineyards: The Cutting Edge of Vine Evolution

      Cuvée Corner Wine Blog - - 2 readers - 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, well done, kudos.

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

      Cuvée Corner Wine Blog - - 1 readers - Great wines don’t make statements, they pose questions. To end with an exclamation mark is easy; when a question mark, perhaps not more difficult, but far more interesting.  - Hugh Johnson I couldn't state it better myself, great wines don't just make statements, they pose questions. Like the one I have about the conference that was just last month, in Santa Barbara County.

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

      … last month, 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…

      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…

      19 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

      … of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register on Thursday, August 7, 2014, proposing 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…

      10 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

      Top 14 Tweetable Moments from 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference

      … at @clospepe party #wbc14not http://t.co/pg0WR4dWdL — Marcy Gordon (@marcygordon) July 14, 2014 So long wineland of Santa Barbara county. You've been a great host. Now we must fit all the wine we purchased in the car! #wbc14 @SBCWines — Marcy Gordon (@marcygordon) July 14, 2014 …

      8 readers - By Come for the 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

      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…

      By L'Apprentie Sommelière

      #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…

      11 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…

      3 readers - By Pursuing Pinot

      Excursion à Happy Canyon

      … Happy […] The post Excursion à Happy Canyon appeared first on L'Apprentie Sommelière. Tags:  Grassini Family Vineyards, Happy Canyon, Jamie Slone Wines, Santa Barbara county, Star Lane Vineyard, WESTERLY, Wine bloggers conference Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis…

      1 readers - By L'Apprentie Sommelière

      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

      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…

      15 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell