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Corks for a Cure – Wine Tasting Tour for Charity

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A three-day wine tasting tour in the Santa Barbara Wine Country (from Friday, June 3 to Sunday, June 5, 2011) is being organized by the nonprofit organization CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. 25 Santa Barbara wineries are taking part in the event. There is a limit of 5 wine tastings per day, but you can choose […]

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Winemaking – A Great Hobby

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If like me you really enjoy a glass of wine, or if your looking for an enjoyable hobby, the next step in the appreciation of fine wine might be to produce your own wine at home. While you might imagine the process to be a complicated one, wine can in fact be made rather easily […]

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Wine Tasting Tips For The Beginner

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Most folks who experiment with wine for the very first time find that, on first blush, it can be quite sour and tart to the taste. The main reason for this is that many first-time wine imbibers are used to drinking sugary soda pops so, in comparison, the taste of wine seems bitter. Generally speaking, […]

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Pinot Noir – To Decant or Not To Decant

Joe Davis of Arcadian Winery, in Santa Barbara County’s Santa Rita Hills AVA, is asked the question, When and why would you decant Pinot Noir? He first explains that Burgundy (which is of course made with Pinot Noir grapes) is never decanted, but that, even though Pinot Noir is a delicate varietal, part of the […]

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Nicholas Miller of Bien Nacido Vineyards

This video is one of a series from Wine Taste T.V., where they embark on an “exploration of Santa Barbara’s finest vineyards and wineries, one sip at a time.” In this episode, Bonnie Graves visits Santa Barbara County’s most famous vineyard, the Bien Nacido Vineyards, in the Santa Maria AVA. She explains that “Bien Nacido” […]

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