Their Bread and Butter is Wine

What happens when a group of wine industry veterans with over 100 years of experience pool their skills and assets and create their own wines from premium California fruit? That is what Bread & Butter is all about as they all work for themselves and each other....

Get Wine For Your Valentine!

A day devoted to the devoted. You should get some gift or gifts for your special one and you are probably putting a lot of pressure on yourself to do it right and I hope it all goes perfectly. If you ask me, I would say don’t forget to get a nice bottle of wine for...

These Are Super Wines and Here’s Why

Are you ready for some football?! It would be more fun for me if there was a purple team or a green team in the game but we must go with Brady and Belichick (again…) and the Dirty Birds. OK, we’ll make up for that with some great food and wines. I finally broke...

Joel Gott Rolls Along

We’ve been following Joel Gott for some time now and it’s still amazing to witness his success in the wine market. It seems like overnight, but he’s been bottling his eponymous wines since 1996. Starting out with some single vineyard Zinfandel from California, he now...

What We Need Now is Vigilance!

Clay Shannon is a rancher, grape grower, and businessman. He is also a man of the land and, through the operation of his estate, is attempting to have the smallest carbon footprint possible. His wine labels include both Vigilance and Shannon Ridge which are Lake...

Lyrics by Etude, Music by Santa Barbara

If you have followed this missive over the last few years you already know that Santa Barbara County contains some of my favorite wineries, vineyards and places to visit. It’s a place with wonderful terroir, bringing together ocean breezes and long, cool growing...
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