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Santa Barbara County wine group abandons bid for BID

The Santa Barbara County Vintners Association has abandoned its two-year effort to establish the world’s first wine business improvement district, or BID, as an answer to its longstanding problem of lagging behind other wine regions in marketing spending. Vintners Association Executive Director Alison Laslett said in an Oct. 29 letter to members, co-signed by the Read More →

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Santa Barbara County wine group abandons bid for BID  

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CSUCI president to leave for CSUN  

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