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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 →

Checking in with wine at the Hotel Californian

By   /  Friday, January 24th, 2020  /  Destinations, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

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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United flying friendly skies at Santa Maria airport again

By   /  Friday, January 17th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Destinations, right, Tourism  /  No Comments

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Taste ‘Wines of the World’ in Atascadero

By   /  Friday, January 3rd, 2020  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Restaurants, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

A rare array of international wines is set to be uncorked at the “Wines of the World” grand tasting on Jan. 14, featuring the flavors of Germany, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Argentina, France and Paso Robles. Admission to the event at Atascadero’s Pavilion on The Lake includes tastings from more than 40 wineries as well as Read More →

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Exhibit highlights 400th anniversary of Mayflower landing

By   /  Friday, December 27th, 2019  /  Destinations, Tourism, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

The year 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower landing at Plymouth Rock and the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard will feature an exhibit from Jan. 11 until March 23. There will be an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. Jan. 11. The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is located in Channel Islands Harbor at Read More →

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Rosewood Miramar Beach

By   /  Friday, December 27th, 2019  /  Destinations, Restaurants, South Coast, Tourism  /  No Comments

Celebrate a spectacular New Year’s Eve at Caruso’s and The Manor Bar at the Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito. With seatings at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., a special prix-fixe menu created by Chef Massimo Falsini will include Stephanie’s Sea Urchin Cromesquis, Striped Bass Tartare, Santa Barbara Spiny Lobster and Snake Wagyu New York Strip. Those 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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