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Around the world with Blanton’s Bourbon

July 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

July 2017 by Michael Pendley Even the occasional whiskey drinker is probably familiar with Blanton’s bourbon. Since Elmer T. Lee bottled those first three barrels back in 1984 and named them in honor of his long time boss Col. Albert Blanton, the familiar faceted round [...]

Summer Flavor Trends         

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

June 2017 by Ginger Johnson      Summer is upon us and beer is abundant. I often joke that Beer Season is from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Truth for all of us though is that there are flavorful beers available year-round. We’re living in a luckily robust gustatory age. [...]

Lavender Champagne

June 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

My patio-container lavender is now 4 years old. Last year it saw its first bloom and although it was small, it pleased me greatly. This year, it’s simply gone wild and I smile each time I step out back to water my herbs. I’m so happy I kept something alive for [...]

Santa Margherita Floral Winesicles

May 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

  If you’re looking for a dazzling dessert to wow friends and family this weekend, we have you covered. With their powerful and unique flavors, textures and colors, edible flowers have gained popularity as a creative and innovative ingredient for the culinary [...]

Lavender DRY Mom-osa

May 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

As a mother of three children, I love the basics. Weekend days can fill quickly with errands, sports and other activities so it’s important that when it’s time to sit and put my feet up, I can enjoy that brief moment. Keeping things simple cuts prep time to a [...]

Wine Trolley rolls in to the Santa Maria Valley

May 12, 2017 // 1 Comment

The Santa Maria Valley wine trolley will bring a whole new way of experiencing the wine region. An exciting new feature has rolled into the Santa Maria Valley. The wine trolley will be open for business Saturdays and Sundays, and run every 75 minutes from 11 a.m. to 5 [...]