| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:00 AM
It’s hard enough getting out of town for a jaunt to wine country, let alone finding the time to reserve winery visits and check any events you might be interested in.
If you don’t do some planning, though, you might be shut out from the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Confused about the boundaries of Santa Rita Hills or Happy Canyon? Or wondering how the new AVA Ballard Canyon fits into the picture? Santa Barbara Vintners has something that will help.
The nonprofit winery association has just released six new 2014...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:17 AM
California's Central Coast is best known for the quality of its wine, but that reputation has come with a little help from show biz. This month, two notable reunions will pay tribute to that connection.
One is set to takes place Aug. 16 at the Fess...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:08 PM
As we dive into June, there’s still time to catch some early summer wine events. Two that are close enough for a day trip are coming up mid-month in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, the wine country on our doorstep.
On Thursday, June 19, the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
If you’re under 21 and studying winemaking, how are you going to taste the wine you are learning to make?
Right now, underage students in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s wine and viticulture program are shut out from classes that include wine-...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:37 PM
On Sept. 6, the Culver Hotel in Culver City will celebrate its 90th birthday. Designed by Curlett & Beelman, also responsible for Art Deco buildings including the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and downtown’s Eastern Columbia, the Culver was once an...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:28 PM
The Vino California wine tasting event, showcasing more than 100 Italian wines, will take place May 14 at Valentino in Santa Monica. The tasting, produced by the Italy-American Chamber of Commerce West, will feature one trade-only tasting, and one for...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Now that it’s prime wine country visiting season, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Mendocino and closer to home, the Central Coast, are all vying for tourist dollars.
Paso Robles, though, stacks the deck with its new PasoWineApp (free at the Apple App...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Top Central Coast wineries, 50 of them, were set to pour their wines for the ninth annual Central Coast Celebration for Michael Bonaccorsi at Wally’s in West Los Angeles on Sunday.
But there was bad news on Thursday: Due to a permit snafu, the...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:33 PM
As part of Boca Chamber Festival Days - a series of events taking place at different locations throughout the month of August and facilitated by the Boca Chamber - "Wine Country Safari" will return to the Boca Raton Museum of Art at Mizner Park. The Aug....
| May 28, 2014
| 5:44 AM
The days when people went on a cruise vacation and returned home satisfied with just a tan have long been gone.
Now passengers want more: to learn and accomplish something during their cruise – perhaps learning about local wines or how to...