Fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards.
-Arthur Schopenhauer

Cocktail Corner: Oh Hanukkah!

by lesliedinaberg on December 11, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg The first night of Hanukkah is December 12, and that night also kicks off an awesome edible Hanukkah collaboration between two Santa Ynez Valley Chefs—PICO’s Drew Terp and Brooke Stockwell of K’Syrah Catering & Events—on an eight-day foodie fest building up to a final eight-course, seated dinner […]

Cocktail Corner: In the Beginning—The Early Years in the Santa Barbara Wine Country

by lesliedinaberg on October 7, 2016

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg  The history of Santa Barbara County’s wine industry takes center stage at The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on October 23, with an autumn symposium featuring an all-star panel of Santa Barbara winemakers. Panelists include Jim Clendenen (Au Bon Climat), Fred Brander (Brander Vineyards), Ken Brown (Ken […]