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A Weekend in Santa Barbara Wine Country california lauren cain santa barbara travel guide Apr 05, 2022

The beautiful, coastal beach town of Santa Barbara is known as the American Riviera for good reason. With an array of restaurants in close proximity to the shore and tasting rooms throughout, the lively downtown scene can keep you quite busy for a weekend. The aptly named “Funk Zone”...

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Winemaker or Winegrower? Meet Chad Melville california grapes montana rae podcast winemaking Mar 01, 2022

In last week's episode and blog, I had the opportunity to give you a crash course in still red and white winemaking. It was the time I spent at Melville Winery with Chad Melville and his team during harvest in October of 2021 that afforded me the insight to put that content together for you....

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Sticking to Your Creative Guns with Winemaker Brandon Allen california montana rae podcast winemaking Feb 08, 2022

We’re back this week to introduce you to the wonderfully creative California winemaker, Brandon Allen of SLO Down Wines. Brandon’s wine story began as a freshman at Cal Poly when he and his buddies decided to make a barrel of wine in their backyard. That batch became the first vintage...

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Inclusivity and Authenticity in Wine with Ian Devereux White california montana rae podcast wine tasting winemaking Jan 11, 2022

In July of 2021, I officially launched The Wine Ship. It’s been a wild seven months. Not only did I launch, but I decided to execute our first public tasting event (for 100 people!) just 56 days later. A few key people will always stand out in my memory from those first crazy days and...

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Pan-Seared Aspen Ridge® Natural Angus NY Strip Steak with Pom Balsamic Sauce & Chateau Buena Vista Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon beef cabernet sauvignon california food & wine holiday montana rae napa recipe red wine Dec 12, 2021

Food and wine pairing can be daunting, especially when it comes to the holiday season. If you’re looking to impress your guests, a few key principles can make menu planning a breeze. First, get serious about your ingredients. This applies to both the wine selections and groceries. The more...

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