George Yatchisin

George deeply appreciates that the Indy provides him with a paid hobby that involves eating, drinking, and writing. In a previous life he taught poorly unprepared and richly ungrateful college students how to write. He has been a body guard for Jodie Foster, a walk-on dancer with French avant garde troupe Maguy Marin, a film programmer, a judge at several food competitions, a political activist, a textbook author, a bassist in a band, a two-time league winning fantasy baseball manager, a union local president, a homebrewer, a pr flack helping run a red carpet at an Angelina Jolie event, a janitor, a chauffeur to folks from TC Boyle to Andrei Codrescu, a delivery man to Plato's Retreat, a grader of GMATs for ETS, a radio DJ, a corn detassler, an escort van driver, a rock journalist, a lab assistant for a company that made everything from mouthwash to super skin lubricant, and even a poet. Currently George markets only for the forces of good to make a living.

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Fontanafredda Barolo 2011

Review of the Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d’Alba 2011.

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Margerum Syrah 2017

Review of Margerum Wine Company’s Los Olivos District Estate Syrah 2017.

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Santa Barbara Public Market Welcomes Soul Cal Smokehouse

Chefs Justin West and Jason Carter Bring Barbecue Back to Downtown

Chefs Justin West and Jason Carter bring barbecue back to downtown.

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Dinner Comes to Renaud’s

The Montecito Location Is Now an All-Day Bistro

The Montecito location is now an all-day bistro.

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Mushroom Festival Takes Over Los Alamos

Bedford Winery Leads the Spore-y Charge for Weekend of Fungi January 25-27

Bedford Winery leads the spore-y charge for weekend of fungi January 25 to 27.

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Carr Sangiovese

Review of Carr Winery Santa Ynez Valley Sangiovese 2016

Review of Carr Winery Santa Ynez Valley Sangiovese 2016.

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Everything You Need All Day at Café Ana

Husband and Wife Renovate Former Coffee Cat Location into Casually Upscale Eatery

Husband and wife renovate former Coffee Cat location into casually upscale eatery.

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Lucas & Lewellen Pinot Noir

A review of Lucas & Lewellen Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015.

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Presqu’ile Pinot Noir

Review of Presqu’ile Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015.

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Fiddlehead Grüner Veltliner

A review of Fiddlehead Cellars’ Grüner Veltliner 2015.

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