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George Yatchisin

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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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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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Château de Berne Emotion

Review of Château de Berne Emotion 2017.

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Hitching Post Opens Tasting Room

Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley Now Serving in Buellton Just in Time for 40th Vintage

Frank Ostini and Gray Hartley now serving in Buellton just in time for 40th vintage.

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Corazón Cocina Gets Its Just Desserts

Chef Eileen Randall Cooks Up Delights for S.B. Public Market’s Mexican Restaurant

Chef Eileen Randall cooks up delights for S.B. Public Market’s Mexican restaurant.

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Foodie Awards 2018

‘Santa Barbara Independent’ Presents Ninth Annual Ode to Eating Out

The ‘Santa Barbara Independent’ presents its ninth annual ode to eating out.

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David Rosner Helps The Monarch Spread Wings

Montecito Inn’s Newest Restaurant Taps Experienced Santa Barbara Chef to Run Kitchen

The Montecito Inn’s newest restaurant taps experienced Santa Barbara chef to run its kitchen.

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Alesmith Sublime Mexican Lager

Review of the San Diego microbrewery’s ode to the reggae punks.

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Honest Poetry GSM

Review of Honest Poetry 2016 GSM Blend Santa Ynez Valley.

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Chef Justin West Opens Brunoise

Wildwood Kitchen BBQ Mastermind Returns to Julienne Roots with Monday-Tuesday Menu

Wildwood Kitchen BBQ mastermind returns to Julienne roots with Monday-Tuesday menu.

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Koskenkorva Vodka

A review of Koskenkorva Vodka, founded in 1953.

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Maxing Out at the Public Market

Market Gusto! Gives the Chance to Sample Food and Drink

Market Gusto! gives the chance to sample a variety of food and drink.

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Finney’s Curates Craft on Lower State

New Gastropub Opens in Hotel Californian

New gastropub opens in Hotel Californian.

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Frankland’s Crab Crawls into Montecito

First of Four Montecito Inn Concepts by Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee

The first of four Montecito Inn concepts by Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee.

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Libation-Inspired Poetry @ The Good Lion

‘Spirits in the Air: Poetry and the Liquid Muse’ Happens April 25

‘Spirits in the Air: Poetry and the Liquid Muse’ happens April 25 in State Street bar.

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Bluewater Grill Shines in Lighthouse

Mini-Chain Seafood Restaurant with Hyperlocal Focus Opens on Cabrillo Boulevard

Mini-chain seafood restaurant with hyperlocal, sustainable focus opens on Cabrillo Boulevard.

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Tatomer Pinot 2015

Review of Tatomer Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2015.

Review of Tatomer Santa Barbara county pinot noir 2015.

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Mad About Vermouth

Trio Tackles Terroir to Find Unique Sources for Fortified Wine

Trio tackles terroir to find unique sources for their fortified wine.

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Coast Village Road’s New Clubhouse

Oliver’s Offers Veggie Fare and Community to Montecito

Oliver’s offers veggie fare and community to Montecito.

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Barbie’s Bath Bomb @ Finch & Fork

George Piperis Takes Over Cocktails at the Bar Inside the Canary Hotel

George Piperis takes over cocktails at the bar inside the Canary Hotel.

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William Fèvre Chablis Premier Cru

Review of Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Premier Cru “Montéede Tonnerre” 2015.

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Sip This: Bettie Page Rum

Solvang Tiki Proprietor Michael Cobb’s Latest Liquor

Solvang tiki proprietor Michael Cobb’s latest liquor.

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Canary Hotel Hosts Community Cocktail for a Cause

Bartenders from Finch & Fork, The Good Lion, and Test Pilot Pour to Raise Disaster Relief

Bartenders from Finch & Fork, The Good Lion, and Test Pilot pour to raise disaster relief on January 20.

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The Best Bubbles to Buy for New Year's Eve

Taittinger, Mionetto, The Fizz, and More

Taittinger, Mionetto, The Fizz, and more

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The Brasserie at Third Window Opens

Chef Mandy Barrett’s Beer-Inspired Grub Will Change Often

Chef Mandy Barrett’s beer-inspired grub will change often at The Mill on East Haley Street.

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Blue Owl Breakfast for Thomas Fire Evacuees

Cindy Black Serves Up Comfort Food for Free on Sunday

Cindy Black serves up comfort food for free on Sunday.

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The Lark’s Love Letter to Santa Barbara

Acme Hospitality Releases ‘Around the Table,’ a Cookbook and Much More

Acme Hospitality releases ‘Around the Table,’ a cookbook and much more.

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Cambria Element Pinot Noir

Review of Cambria Winery’s Element Pinot Noir 2015

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Loving ‘Les Légumes’

Pascale Beale’s Very Veggie Cookbook

Pascale Beale’s latest is a very veggie cookbook.

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Unicorn Wines to Kick Cancer

Fundraiser for Somm Misty Jackson

The Unicorn Wine Fundraiser at Wine + Beer is on October 16 for sommelier Misty Jackson.

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Maddalena Chardonnay

A review of Maddalena Monterey County Chardonnay 2014

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Foodie Awards 2017

The ‘Santa Barbara Independent’ Presents Its Eighth Annual Ode to Eating Out

The 'Santa Barbara Independent' presents its eighth annual ode to eating out.

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Halter Ranch Grenache Blanc

Review of Halter Ranch Grenache Blanc 2015

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Feasts Fit for a (Vi)King

Solvang’s Danish Days Gets Real Hip

Solvang’s Danish Days gets real hip.

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Charles Heidsieck Brut 2005

Charles Heidsieck Brut 2005

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Kings Carey 2016 Rosé of Grenache

Kings Carey 2016 Rosé of Grenache

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Downey’s to Dish No More

John and Liz Downey to Retire After 35 Years

John and Liz Downey to retire after 35 years.