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  1. Santa Barbara's Native Son:  Justin Willett

    Santa Barbara's Native Son: Justin Willett

    Justin talks to us about his most adventurous project to date and what it means to 'tread lightly' on your own home turf. 

  2. Richard Sanford: Reflections of a Pinot Pioneer; Ants and Peanut Butter

    Richard Sanford: Reflections of a Pinot Pioneer; Ants and Peanut Butter

    Richard Sanford was a Naval officer during the Vietnam War. A shipmate named Scott Wine introduced him to Volnay which led to a wine journey that ended with him being inducted into the Vintners Hall of Fame by the Culinary Institute of America. By Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher.
  3. Here’s a Mixed Case of Deliciousness, All Prices, All Kinds

    Here’s a Mixed Case of Deliciousness, All Prices, All Kinds

    To help with your entertaining, everyday casual dining, and gift-giving needs, here’s a list of 12 wines that we’ve especially enjoyed this year, along with some food-pairing suggestions.
  4. Balanced Opinion: This Is What Pinot Noir Tastes Like

    Balanced Opinion: This Is What Pinot Noir Tastes Like

    Rajat Parr, widely considered one of the greatest sommeliers of our time, has been making wine for the past few years — and we’re really glad he is.
  5. J. Wilkes: A Legacy in the Soil—And in the Bottle

    J. Wilkes: A Legacy in the Soil—And in the Bottle

    For almost 20 years, Jefferson H. Wilkes marketed and sold the grapes that grew in the now world-famous Bien Nacido Vineyards.
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