Santa Barbara Wine County, the Anti-Napa

Santa Barbara Wine County, the Anti-Napa

- - Life

Let’s talk about going to Disneyland. You go, you eat yourself into oblivion, and then go on rollercoaster rides for a surefire stomachache --- all the while throwing money around like it grows on trees. But it’s fun, right? It’s the happiest place on earth! Disneyland // jdempe Napa is like Disneyland.. Read more
What's In A Vintage?

What's In A Vintage?

- Katie Delaney - Drink

Looking at a wine’s vintage (year) can be an after thought. We often look at region, producer and grape first as indicators of quality.. Read more
Wine Aromas 101

Wine Aromas 101

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Have you ever heard cat piss as a description of a wine? Sounds weird (we know), but it is a legitimate descriptor of an aroma that can be found in wine - mostly notably Sauvignon Blanc from Australia.. Read more
Wine Workshop: How to Make Flower Vases

Wine Workshop: How to Make Flower Vases

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Today we are going to show you how to make some pretty cool flower vases (if we do say so ourselves) from your leftover wine bottles. Super easy and sure to be a conversation starter! What You'll Need 1.) Wine bottles 2.) Painter's Tape 3.) Spray Paint (any color) 1.) Remove the label(s) 2.. Read more
Is Petit Sirah The Same As Syrah? What About Shiraz?

Is Petit Sirah The Same As Syrah? What About Shiraz?

- Charlotte Chipperfield - Drink

With names like Petite Sirah, Syrah and Shiraz, it is no wonder people often feel intimidated when it comes to the world of wine. Despite the similarity in names, Petite Sirah may be known as Petite Syrah, but it is not the same grape as Syrah which can also be known as Shiraz. Let’s take a closer look.. Read more
Oxygen: Friend Or Foe?

Oxygen: Friend Or Foe?

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Oxygen is a necessary evil when it comes to wine. Wine needs oxygen in order to become wine and to develop, but it can also destroy the wine if it comes in contact with too much oxygen. During fermentation, all wine needs some exposure to oxygen in order for the yeasts to grow, but too much can ruin the wine.. Read more
Wine Trends for 2015

Wine Trends for 2015

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When the year turns, people tend to take stock of the year ending as well as make new predictions on what the year ahead might include. Here are our thoughts on what will be hot in 2015.. Read more