Monthly Archives: January 2018

Restaurant Week is back!


My From the Vine column in the Santa Maria Times/Lompoc Record spotlights two restaurant weeks!  I was surprised to learn that the Santa Maria and the Santa Ynez Restaurant Weeks in 2018 run consecutively, from today, Jan. 14 through Jan.…

Bubbles of Joy!

riverbench bubblies

From the Vine Bubbles of Joy  Yesterday my From the Vine column about good bubbles was published, Dec. 31, 2017 It’s all about the fine sparkling wines, and Champagnes you can buy locally at very reasonable prices. Now I know…