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A Santa Barbara Wine Tours Limo – What are the Advantages?

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So, what are the advantages of renting a Santa Barbara wine tours limo when going on a wine tasting tour in SB’s beautiful Wine Country? Well, please allow me to start off my answer with an anecdote. A couple of years ago, three generations of Hilton men: my father, son and I (no relation to […]

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Wine Tips: Choosing the Right Wine Glasses

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Selecting suitable wine glasses for different types of wine entails six basic points of consideration: size, shape, design, weight, material and aesthetics. The size of the glass is determined by which type of wine you plan to be drinking from it. Generally speaking, red wine glasses are of a larger size than white wine glasses, […]

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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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Bien Nacido Vineyard Wines

For some more on the wines from the Bien Nacido Vineyards, Nicholas Miller talks about how the Santa Maria Valley’s two transverse mountain ranges suck in the cool air and fog from the Pacific Ocean, cooling the area and making it one of the longest and coolest growing regions in California–which means it offers very […]

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