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Cocktail Corner: Wine & Art Come Together to Support SlingShot Gallery

by lesliedinaberg on October 20, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg Wine and art are both close to my heart, so when the two of them come together to support a local nonprofit, it’s sure to be a magical evening! In this case, Wine & Art, a fundraiser for SlingShot Art Forum, an Alpha Resource of Santa […]

Cocktail Corner: Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival

by lesliedinaberg on June 2, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History‘s beloved wine festival, and they are commemorating the event with a new name—the Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival—which more accurately reflects the bounty of sips and bites found at this signature fundraiser. […]

Cocktail Corner: Santa Barbara Wine Festival Gets Better With Age

by lesliedinaberg on June 17, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Santa Barbara Wine Festival—the first festival of its kind on the Central Coast—returns for the 29th year, hosted by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (2559 Puesta Del Sol Rd.) on Saturday, June 25 from 2-5 p.m. The beautiful grounds of Santa Barbara Museum of Natural […]

Cocktail Corner: 2016 Live Downtown Art & Wine Tour

by lesliedinaberg on May 14, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Art and wine are always an excellent pair, and this year’s 2016 Downtown LIVE Art & Wine Tour is adding a fun new twist to the mix: Live Art! Each of the participating venues north of Carrillo Street—including 10 West Gallery, Bella Rosa Galleries, Churchill Jewelers, Distinctive Art Gallery, Engel & […]

Cocktail Corner: Passport Weekend at the Urban Wine Trail

by lesliedinaberg on May 29, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Have you been wanting to check out what’s new on Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine Trail? If so, then the upcoming passport weekend (June 5-7) is your perfect opportunity. The annual festivities feature a Passport to the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail for the weekend, and a […]

Cocktail Corner: The California Directory of Fine Wineries

by lesliedinaberg on May 22, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg The newest volume of The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Central Coast Edition (Wine House Press) takes a good thing and improves upon it, which isn’t always that easy to do. Editor Tom Silberkleit has the tough job of navigating through hundreds of Central Coast wineries and tasting rooms […]

Cocktail Corner: Lights, Camera, Cocktails

by lesliedinaberg on May 2, 2015

Wining and Dining With Eat, This Shoot That! A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Combining food and wine with photography is a great way to tour Santa Barbara, even for locals. We recently went on the new Eat This, Shoot That! trek through the Presidio neighborhood and the new Wine Collection of […]

Cocktail Corner: Top Shelf Gifts

by lesliedinaberg on December 12, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg | It’s that most wonderful time of the year once again—from wine clubs to spirits, to gifts that give back and ideas that are sure to impress—here are some of our favorite holiday gift ideas for just about everyone on your list. It’s Not a Gang; It’s a Club… […]

Cocktail Corner: Smile Sideways to Win, Friendship Center Wine Down, Bien Nacido Winemakers’ Dinner & More

by lesliedinaberg on September 5, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg The Sideways celebrations continue on this week with a special 10th Anniversary Sign Promotion September 5th – 14th in 100 different locations throughout Santa Barbara County. To celebrate the Oscar-winning film and its impact on the local wine scene, 100 six-foot tall signs featuring Miles and Jack are being […]

Cocktail Corner: Downtown Art & Wine Tour

by lesliedinaberg on May 12, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Great art & wonderful wine make excellent bedfellows, especially when you add in fabulous food (which they do) at the 2014 Downtown Art & Wine Tour, which takes place on Thursday, May 22 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Stroll along State Street with fellow art lovers. Each venue is paired […]