Santa Barbara Vintners Festival Returns for 38th Year

October 04, 2022

One of California’s most highly anticipated events, the Santa Barbara Vintners Festival, returns for its 38th year on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. The first wine festival ever held in Santa Barbara County, the Vintners Festival will take place at the Old Mission Santa Inés in Solvang, featuring more than 50 wineries and gourmet offerings from over 20 regional chefs, restaurants, and food producers.Visitors can meet winemakers and winery owners to learn first-hand why Santa Barbara County was named 2021 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Guests can also enjoy samples of the region’s best…

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OC’s Newest European-Style Coffeehouse

June 06, 2022

Coffee enthusiasts have a new coffee concept to visit. The Ghoukassian Family, the restaurateurs behind the legacy concepts Bistango and Bayside Restaurant, opened Press & Moka Coffeehouse, a European-style casual coffee shop in Irvine.The shop, which is located adjacent to the Airport Tower building on Von Karman Avenue, across from Bistango, features everyday coffee favorites, alongside specialty roasts and more. To bring their vision to fruition, the brother-and-sister team, Marc and Karyn Ghoukassian, partnered with Caffè Vergnano, Italy’s oldest roastery, established in 1882. Press & Moka Coffeehouse will also feature grab-and-go European-style salads, sandwiches, pastries, as well as other specialties made with imported…

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LAWineFest Returns to the Long Beach Waterfront June 4 - 5

June 01, 2022

LAWineFest returns to Harry Bridges Memorial Park at the Long Beach Harbor for the premier wine tasting event of the year June 4 and 5. Featuring award-winning wines from around the globe - plus craft brews and more - the park beside the historic Queen Mary sets the mood for LAWineFest to provide a relaxed space where fun, exploration, and wine education is balanced with artisan shopping boutiques, live music, great food trucks and more. And it’s for a great cause. This year the LAWineFest has again partnered with the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club as its charitable partner, raising…

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The Napa Valley Wine Train Murder Mystery Tours

May 25, 2022

The Napa Valley Wine Train, a memorable experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, announced the 2022 lineup for its popular Murder Mystery Tour in partnership with The Murder Mystery Company, the largest theatrical company in the U.S.  Available on select dates each month through October, the 2022 Murder Mystery Tours feature multiple themes and encourage passengers to get creative with their costumes as well as their clue-solving skills.  Guests will find themselves time traveling to the 1920s with the “Death of a Gangster” experience, exploring one of the most vibrant decades during “I Love the ‘80s to Death."   While aboard the…

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The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. Launches Jetway Wine Seltzer

May 09, 2022

Looking for a light and refreshing wine seltzer for the upcoming summer months? In comes, JETWAY, the convergence of Wine & Seltzer founded by musician Albert Hammond Jr (The Strokes) and veteran winemaker Ben Parsons (founder of Infinite Monkey Theorem). JETWAY is an ultra-premium naturally uplifting wine seltzer inspired by Albert's travels around the globe as a musician. It is currently available in two flavors - a Sauvignon Blanc (infused with yuzu, Fijian ginger, elderflower, and, yerba mate) and a Rosé of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon (infused with white peach, Fijian ginger, yerba mate, orange peel) – both of which are sourced…

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