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"Daou Vineyards & Winery"

Author: Alma & Joe Filutze

Date: 12/11/2016

Daou Vineyards & Winery is more than just a mundane winery, it is the dream and passion of Georges and Daniel Daou. Daou Vineyards & Winery represents all that lives and breathes in the Daou brothers, and their love for making wine has become a lifetime reality. Nestled on top of a magnificent mountain in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles, is home to Daou Vineyards & Winery. Daou Mountain overlooks some of the most pristine terroir in the Paso Robles Territory, and trust us you’ll never want to leave.

 
 
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"The Art of Wine at the Ultimate Cellar Door Experience"

Author: Alma & Joe Filutze

Date: 10/29/2016

The d’Arenberg Winery is among the most notable wineries in the McLaren Vale wine region of Australia. The McLaren Vale wine region is home to many wineries that produce internationally renowned wines. It is approximately 22 miles South of Adelaide in the Southern part of Australia. This area produces a wide range of varietals, as it is known for its diverse soil types and distinctive terroir.


 
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"Black Friday EOD Cellar Wine's"

Author: Alma & Joe Filutze

Date: 10/28/2016

 
EOD Cellars Wine is offering free shipping for their wines throughout the BLACK FRIDAY weekend!

The Tackitt Family Vineyards and partnering EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) Warrior Foundation presents EOD Cellars Wine which is a charity wine made in honor of the military members responsible for disarming and deposing of bombs. All profits from the wine go directly to the EOD Warrior Foundation to help the military members of the Armed Forces. The EOD Warrior Foundation provides “emergency financial relief, education assistance, hope and wellness grants, and EOD memorial care”.


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"The Early Years in the Santa Barbara Wine Country” Fall All-Star Winemaker Panel Pleases Oenophiles & Novices Alike

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 10/25/2016

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural history introduced the autumn symposium “In the Beginning: The Early Years in the Santa Barbara Wine Country” in Fleischmann Auditorium at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, where a huge crowd of wine connoisseurs and area wine enthusiasts gathered to learn the personal history and secrets of the early winemakers in Santa Barbara County.


"Wine Table Wine Items"
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OENOPHILES UNITE TO SUPPORT ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AT 35TH “TASTE OF THE TOWN” SANTA BARBARA

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 9/21/2016

The 35th annual Taste of the Town Santa Barbara, benefiting the Arthritis Foundation, was held again in the beautiful setting of Riviera Park Gardens overlooking the city.
Tina Takaya and Richard Yates, co-owners of Opal Restaurant & Bar again retured to co-chair the annual event.



Photo courtesy Arthritis Foundation's Taste of the Town
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"CHEF JEAN-GEORGES VONGERICHTEN PARTNERS WITH NEW WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS"

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 9/7/2016

The corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica will soon be a new hotel mecca location for tourists and locals in Beverly Hills with the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. A dream team of designers and architects have all come together with inspired plans for the beautiful new luxury hotel, which will open in 2017.


"Welcome to Beverly Hills"
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" BioTork Yeast and Whiskey"

Author: Alma & Joe Filutze

Date: 12/11/2016

Bio-Technology companies are always striving to find new and improved ways to develop better quality and efficiency of commercial products through genetic engineering. Such is the case of BioTork, a Florida based company focused on sustainability in agriculture, recycling, and perfecting renewable energy.  


 
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"ART LEWIN BESPOKE SANTA MONICA OPENING A TASTEFUL AFFAIR - LA's Best Sipped The Night Away"

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 12/1/2016

Art Lewin Bespoke,fine mens wear, officially opened its showroom doors to host the Grand Opening of its newest location in Santa Monica. The sixth store for entrepreneur Art Lewin was a highly anticipated, invitation-only event, sponsored, in part, by BuyWine.com who provided fine wines Highway 12, Sonoma County and Sparrow Hawk, Napa Valley, which were paired with gourmet cuisine by Peppercorn Kitchen, who served sensational hot and cold small bites that were a huge hit with guests. Hint Water, and Rekorderlig Cider from Sweden were also offering sips to guests.



"BuyWine.com Sponsored Wines, Highway 12 Winery & Sparrow Hawk"
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Merry Merlot- “evermine”

Author: Alma & Joe Filutze

Date: 10/27/2016

As the Holiday months draw near, we start thinking about the special things we can do for our friends and family. Gifts can sometimes be difficult to figure out, and we sometimes find ourselves wondering “what the heck should I get them”. Well why not something meaningful and personal? That is exactly what the “evermine” company had in mind, and they provide an easy but memorable way to share that personal gift.


 
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"CHOCOLATS DU CALIBRESSAN BRINGING HOLIDAY CHEER"

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 10/21/2016

Jean-Michel Carre and wife Jill-Marie, owners of Chocolats du CaliBressan, opened their doors in Santa Barbara, California in 2007. Jean-Michel's original designs and sensational chocolate recipes quickly earned him recognition as the finest French chocolatier of the American Riviera. His sweet sensation designs are considered works of art by his devoted customers, and the quality of his chocolate is exceptional.


"Jean-Michel & Jill-Marie Carre"
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Kobrand TOUR d’ITALIA 2016

Author: Steven Roebuck of "Wine Value Ratings"

Date: 9/26/2016

The event was held at Carnevino Italian Steakhouse and was nothing short of brilliant.  We found ourselves in an intimate setting tasting spectacular wines with owners and other wine industry peers.  Represented were some of the best Italian wines being produced from Tuscany, Umbria, Sardinia, Sicily, Veneto, Piedmont, and other exciting wine regions of Italy.  There was a plethora of high quality wines being served, as I didn’t have a bad glass during the entire event.  Herein below I have highlighted a few wines that stood out and I highly recommend!  



 
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WILLIAM SANSUM DIABETES CENTER “TASTE OF THE VINE” 2016

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 8/29/2016

The 14th Annual William Sansum Diabetes Center Taste of the Vine & Auction was held at the QAD, overlooking the picturesque bluffs of Summerland. The afternoon opened with a VIP reception on the balcony, followed by a welcome from Ellen Goodstein, Executive Director. “Here at William Sansum Diabetes Center we are working hard to stem the tide of this terrible disease, but we need your help,” said Goodman. The William Sansum Diabetes Center is dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes through research, education and care.


Ellen Goodstein, Executive Director
 
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"Holiday Cocktails at Four Seasons Biltmore-Ty Lounge Twelve Days of Christmas Menu"

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 12/3/2016

The amazing talented Ty Lounge Team at the Four Seasons Biltmore Resort and Spa will present The Twelve Days of Christmas” a delightful collection of original cocktail recipes for guests enjoyment during the 2016 season.
 
Joshua Burrey, Ty Lounge Mixologist with the able assistance of Jennifer Higgins Ty Lounge General Manager invited me to savor their versatile collection of amazing Christmas cheer, and provided some tastes from new Executive Chef Marco Fossati.


 
"Jennifer Higgins and Joshua Burrey"
 
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"HOME TOWN COMFORT AND GOURMET TASTES AT SLY'S" Chef James and Annie Sly Stars of Hospitality in Carpinteria

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 11/12/2016

Sly's Restaurant on Linden Street in Carpinteria was created by Chef James Sly and his delightful wife Annie Sly in 2008, and has become a home-away-from-home for locals throughout the Santa Barbara area since it's inception. What began with a wish to host locals in a warm and welcoming environment has become a 'not to miss' experience where favorite traditional dishes far surpass expectations.


"Chef James & Annie Sly"
 
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"HOLIDAY CHEER AT FOUR SEASONS BILTMORE"

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 10/29/2016

New Sous Chef Emmanuel Calderon Joins Executive Chef Marco Fossati

Executive Sous Chef Emmanuel Calderon who was recently on staff as a at Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort near Puerto Vallarta is now working in tandem with Italian born Executive Chef Marco Fossati at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, and this dynamic duo are offering guests at Bella Vista some very innovative and delicious menu combinations, especially for the coming holidays.



"Sous Chef Emmanuel Calderon"
 
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"15TH BLUES ON THE BAYOU BENEFITING THE SANTA BARBARA RESCUE MISSION"

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 10/6/2016

It was yet another amazing success for the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission Blues on the Bayou, held on the grounds of Dos Pueblos Ranch, owned by Henry & Dundie Schulte in Goleta, California. Guests were greeted by event hosts and live music by Ron McCarley as they entered the beautiful grounds of the historic estate.


"Rolf Geyling and Gerd Jordano welocme guest Jerry Jordano"
 
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"Wine Value Ratings"

Author: Steven Roebuck

Date: 9/22/2016

Wine Value Ratings came about one Saturday afternoon when my good friend and partner (Anthony Stelluto) and I (Stephen Roebuck) were enjoying some wine as we usually do.  Both Anthony and I are wine enthusiasts and have developed a discriminating palate, and have been collecting wine and drinking it for most of our lives.  However, this Saturday illuminated the obvious to us as we had just finished two extremely expensive bottles of wine (around $200 each) and decided to open one more to end the day.  This other bottle of wine was not even close to the price point of the other bottles we had just enjoyed, but it was shockingly wonderful!  We looked at one another and cumulatively agreed that it was superior to the expensive bottles we just had; thus, we grabbed our smart phones and iPads and looked up all the wines. 

We knew the answer, but needed to verify ………………….. the critics gave the less expensive wine a better quality rating than the expensive wines.  At that point we found a need and decided to fill it by creating Wine Value Ratings. 


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Doris Bergman FIG & OLIVE LUNCHEON-68th Emmy Adventure in Food, Beverage & Style

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 9/21/2016

It was yet another amazing celebrity and VIP luncheon honoring the 2015 Emmy Award nominees at Fig & Olive Restaurant in West Hollywood. The Seventh Annual Style Lounge & Celebration of Emmy® Season is a coveted, and by invitation only event. Fig & Olive on Melrose in West Hollywood, the popular dining venue to the stars, was overflowing with Emmy nominees, former Emmy & Oscar nominees, past winners, Emmy presenters, series’ regulars and media who all thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic luncheon items, while perusing the amazing celebrity Style Lounge in the outdoor patio.


Fig & Olive Restaurant on Melrose
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