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From the Vine–SBC’s Vintners Festival

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Santa Barbara Vintners Festival, April 21, 2018 This week I’m providing the link to my latest column in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record, published today April 8th, about the Santa Barbara County Vintners Festival on April 21.…

From the Vine

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From the Vine Shows the Central Coast Cares My wine column, From the Vine in the Santa Maria Times/Lompoc Record, was published today, Sunday, March 11th. It’s all about how Central Coast rez always come together to support a great…

From the Vine Published Today, Sunday Feb. 25, 2018

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From the Vine, my wine column in the Santa Maria Times, covers International Women’s Day in Wine Country! My bi-weekly wine column, which appears in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record, often features current events going on in…

From the Vine Spring 2017 Events

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Spring 2017 Events As you all know, I love to share a link to my column in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record (it’s the same column, but it reaches many more readers. This week I’m reminding you…

Central Coast Wine Classic Revamped!

Always Unique–The Central Coast Wine Classic With a wine festival as classic and long-lasting as the Central Coast Wine Classic, I know why it continues to be successful at 31-years strong! Archie McLaren, the creator and founder of the Wine…

Hungry? Earth Day Food & Wine is back!

Earth Day Food & Wine, Saturday, April 23, 2016 If you aren’t hungry yet, you will be after reading this delicious press release from those creative genius’ at the Earth Day Food & Wine HQ! I know I was starving…

Is your apple pie the best ever?

The Avila Beach Apple Pie contest takes place this Sunday, but you still have time to register! I know it’s almost here, the apple pie competition takes place this coming Sunday, September 20th, but that’s more than enough time to…

Oysters galore–shuck yeah!

The annual Oyster Festival is taking place this Saturday, and if you love oysters the way I do, you won’t miss this fine event! For all of you last minute decision makers out there (just like me), you’re only three days away…

An Epic Lunch at the Pismo Beach Hilton

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Surprise, surprise, surprise, I love Chardonnay with Thomas Hill Organics fine cuisine! Today just goes to show you, whenever you attend a Central Coast wine and food festival you never know what kind of extraordinary treat you’re going to be…

Love Daou’s Estate Cabernet–learn more!

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Although Daou Vineyards has already captured a wide audience of fans, there’s much more to know about this Cabernet producer! From the Vine in the Santa Maria Times By Kathy Marcks Hardesty I’m always shocked that so many people still…