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Far Western Tavern Filet

Santa Maria Valley: Wineries, Places to Eat, and Other Things to Do

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.

Beef Stroganoff Pie recipe

Ringing in the Holidays with Meat Pie and Mulled Wine

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.

Charles Smith Touring his Vineyards

An Introduction to Charles Smith and His Wines

Who is Charles Smith, and why am I creating an introduction to his wines? A question I myself might have asked if I hadn’t just return home from a trip to Washington, where I had the pleasure of tasting his entire portfolio.

SOMMI Credenza Wine Cellar

The SOMMI Credenza Wine Cellar

I’ve been on a massive DIY kick as of late, so naturally any excuse to spruce up my bar area I’m excited for. The SOMMI Credenza is the latest rustic furnishing to come from the wine cellar craftsman.

Columbia Crest Wine Barrels

Touring the Columbia Crest Winery in Washington

There are few things I love more than touring a winery. Getting a behind the scenes look at what goes into my favorite bottle of wine makes drinking it that much sweeter. This is especially true when it’s a bottle that I helped create.