Santa Maria Valley might just be my new favorite place for a relaxed weekend getaway. While just about everyone is familiar with California’s beloved Santa Barbara and its more ideal proximity to LA than Napa for a great wine country getaway, not everyone is aware that it’s actually divided into two different growing regions: the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley.
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The Weekend Drop is a weekly compilation of things we loved this week. Use it to inspire your weekend, for gift ideas, or however you see fit. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
November is almost over, and that means that the holiday season is here. Ever since I was little, this has been my absolute favorite time of year. I don’t get nostalgic for much (or at all, really) but the awesomeness of the time around Thanksgiving and Christmas is an absolute obsession.
Sours seem to be all the rage these days. When sampling beers at a new brewery, I myself can’t help but add one to my beer flight when picking out which brews I want to try.
If you live in the United States, there’s a chance you’ve never heard of an amazing Spanish red wine varietal called Tempranillo. But just because it’s not on your radar doesn’t mean it isn’t noteworthy. Believe it or not, Tempranillo is actually one of the top 5 most popular grapes grown in the world and the MOST popular in Spain.
Johnnie Walker’s global program, Blenders’ Batch receives its latest U.S release with a special Wine Cask Blend.
Believe it or not, this deconstructed (then reconstructed) 2014 Stratus Decant Cabernet Franc wine bottle serves a purpose other than looking spectacular.