Romance is dead--it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.
-Lisa (the Simpsons) Simpson

Cocktail Corner: Bubblyfest

by lesliedinaberg on October 4, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg If you’re looking for a fun weekend getaway, check out this weekend’s Bubblyfest in Avila Beach Oct. 5-8. BUBBLYFEST 2017 is the fourth annual event featuring more than 60 sparkling wine and champagne producers from around the world there to top off glasses and share insights […]

Cocktail Corner: The Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail “Summer Celebration”

by lesliedinaberg on May 16, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg It sure feels like summer with the weather we’ve had this week! The Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail will  keep the warm summer vibe going with three toast-worthy events over one wine-filled weekend, May 30 – June 1. Dubbed the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail “Summer Celebration,” […]

Cocktail Corner: Bacon & Barrels

by lesliedinaberg on July 26, 2013

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg My bacon-phile colleagues and I were living high on the hog last weekend at the first annual Bacon & Barrels Festival at Saarloos + Sons‘ wine field in Los Olivos. To label this sold-out event decadent would be an understatement. The festivities included creative bacon […]