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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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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Santa Barbara Wine Pioneers Open Their Libraries

Second Ever Event Honors Those Who Put Santa Barbara Wines on the Map

The group’s second ever tasting honors those who put Santa Barbara wines on the map.

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The Good Lion’s Green Beast and Milk & Honey’s Elizabeth Departed

Enjoy ‘Frankenstein’-Themed Drinks to Toast Santa Barbara Reads

Enjoy these ‘Frankenstein’-themed Drinks to toast annual Santa Barbara Reads selection.

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Farmers’-Market Fresh at The Middle Child

New Downtown Hangout Spot Aims for Seasonal Comfort with No Compromise

New downtown hangout spot aims for seasonal comfort with no compromise.

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Seagrape Gewürztraminer

Review of Seagrape Los Alamos Vineyard Gewürztraminer 2017.

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Night Lizard Brews Up Environmental Awareness

Family-Owned Brewery Hopes to Save the Planet, One Pint at a Time

Family brewery hopes to save the planet, one pint at a time.

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