Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
-Alexander Graham Bell

Cocktail Corner: Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival

by lesliedinaberg on October 9, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg This weekend brings the first Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival to the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on Saturday October 7. The festival combines polo, local wine, and music for a unique one-day experience. This unique, full day experience features two polo matches, great […]

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: Movie-Inspired Sips and Savories

by lesliedinaberg on January 30, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg It’s easy to get the star treatment during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF). As part of a special Film Feast promotion, all sorts of local watering holes and restaurants are offering movie-themed specials during the Film Festival (January 27 – February 7). Here are a […]

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: My Happy Dance-worthy List

by lesliedinaberg on August 29, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg We’ve got a long, Labor Day weekend ahead of us, which is certainly more than enough to make me smile. Here are a few more happy dance-worthy things on my list right now: 1. Taste of the Town The 33rd annual Santa Barbara Taste of the […]

Cocktail Corner: Going Sideways

by lesliedinaberg on August 8, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg It’s been 10 years since Miles and Jack’s wine-soaked romp  through the vineyards of Santa Barbara wine country, and the impact of these memorable Sideways characters—created by by author Rex Pickett and brought to life by director Alexander Payne and a top-notch cast and crew—is still being celebrated […]