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Tri-county grape growers crushed as demand hits all-time low

By   /  Friday, February 21st, 2020  /  Central Coast, right, Small Business, South Coast, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

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Checking in with wine at the Hotel Californian

By   /  Friday, January 24th, 2020  /  Destinations, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Checking in with wine at the Hotel Californian

Santa Barbara’s downtown shopping district is struggling, but there’s plenty of vitality at the Hotel Californian, where the owners of three wineries have located tasting rooms. Wes Hagen, winemaker and spokesman for the hotel’s newest wine tenant, J. Wilkes Wines, said the location is one of the most beautiful spots he’s ever seen for a Read More →

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Hope Family cabernet is No. 10 on list of world’s top 100 wines

By   /  Friday, December 20th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Destinations, left, South Coast, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Hope Family cabernet is No. 10 on list of world’s top 100 wines

For the first time in Wine Enthusiast magazine’s 30 years of ranking the World’s Top 100 wines, a wine from Paso Robles made the Top 10. Austin Hope 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is No. 10 in the magazine’s 2019 ratings. Hope Family Wines president and winemaker Austin Hope said when I met him at the winery’s Read More →

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Tri-county Rhones make Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list

By   /  Friday, December 20th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Tri-county Rhones make Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list

Five wines from tri-county vintners have been ranked among the world’s Top 100 by Wine Spectator magazine. Tensley Wines’ 2017 Colson Canyon Vineyard syrah from Santa Barbara County is the highest rated from the area at No. 14 in the 2019 list. Three other wines, also Rhones, are in the top 22. They are Denner Read More →

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Film portrays legacy of Paso Robles wine ‘godfather’ Eberle

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2019  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, right, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Film portrays legacy of Paso Robles wine ‘godfather’ Eberle

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Herzog Wine Cellars finds value in owning its own vineyards

By   /  Friday, November 15th, 2019  /  Destinations, left, Small Business, West Ventura County, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Herzog Wine Cellars finds value in owning its own vineyards

Herzog Wine Cellars, based in Oxnard, has spent its nearly 35 years in California changing the perception of kosher wines from something sweet and syrupy to offerings comparable in style and quality to the varied wines crafted in the Golden State. While 70 percent of its production goes to the kosher market, the winery has Read More →

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Worries cloud wine grape market as harvest starts

By   /  Friday, September 20th, 2019  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Worries cloud wine grape market as harvest starts

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