In Santa Barbara, the soon-to-open Caveau Wine Bar & Merchant is hosting a tasting of local wines from the 2012 vintage with more than 50 wineries taking part, including the Ojai Vineyard, Brewer-Clifton, Sandhi and Au Bon Climat. The beauty is that it’s a futures tasting and wines will be offered at 20% off retail if purchased before they are released, i.e., in the future.
...Founded by two enormously qualified sommeliers, Eric Railsback and Brian McClintic (star of the film "Somm"), Caveau specializes in European wines — and in local Santa Barbara wineries. - LATimes
The Santa Barbara Vino Train is just the ticket for those wishing a day of escape to the beautiful city of Santa Barbara. Enjoy an easy going get-a-way with first class service and personal attention. The special day will be filled with wonderful adventure, great food and lots of premium wine tasting!
Urban Wine Trail -- All our wine tasting will take place right in down town Santa Barbara led by our experienced guide, Tom Anderson. The tours are fun, educational and will tantalize your taste buds! Do you love wine? Do you love adventure? Do you love the mystique and romance long associated with exotic train travel? Then, please peruse our trip features!
PRESSED JUICERY was born out of the idea that in order to find fulfillment and balance each day, modern people need to be armed with a fresh set of tools that are simple, convenient, and tailored to their hectic schedules. We believe that everyone is entitled to live their best lives, but in order for this to happen, we need to get back to our roots. While the benefits of juicing are endless, we aim to cut through the confusion and condescension of so many health trends and get to the point: our bodies require vital nutrients to function at their optimal levels. Pressed Juicery provides a convenient way to meet those requirements.
It's not a revolutionary concept, but it seems that with every step we've taken towards making the world more connected, we have somehow lost sight of the basics. At PRESSED, we want you to have it all. Our drinks are blended daily and personalized to your lifestyle, providing you with the option to hop online and order individual bottles or a cleanse package, straight to your doorstep as often as you'd like. Life gets complicated, but at the end of the day all of your goals are possible if you have a fine-tuned vehicle to help you accomplish them. So, let us do the work, while you enjoy the ride.Pressed Juicery Montecito is set to open this coming Tuesday in the Von's Montecito Grocery Center next to Little Alex's....so mark your calendars. Get ready to get back to your roots.
Erik Stenberg has been cooking in restaurants, homes, and event sites all over the world for more than fifteen years. He began cooking as a young boy growing up in Hood River, OR, as the third of nine kids. Together with their mom, the kids canned, jammed and preserved the summer bounty to last through the winter. His biggest inspiration, however, has come from living in Santa Barbara County, where his passion for cultivating food in his backyard and foraging for it in the wild has thrived.
...Since graduating from Johnson and Wales University’s culinary arts program in 2002, Stenberg has been absorbing lessons in kitchens all over the world, from Italy and Wales to Maui and Colorado. - Press Release from Alchemy Arts on The Santa Barbara Independent
Steve Gertman and family are opening the Buellton liquor distillery’s doors to the public for tours and tastings this Saturday and Sunday. The venture, located off Highway 101 at 37 Industrial Way, Suite 103, will also be the only legal distillery on the Central Coast, Gertman told Noozhawk. “The industry as a whole is taking off,” said Gertman, who studied at the American Distilling Institute. “This is really a perfect spot.” - NoozhawkVisit Acendant's website, Facebook page or follow them on Twitter and Pinterest. But, do....sip and sample this weekend!