Winemaker Santa Barbara

Interview: Ampelos Cellars winemaker Peter Work

Ampelos Cellars and Vineyard founders Peter Work and wife Rebecca are former corporate execs from Denmark and Alaska, respectively. They purchased 82 pie-shaped acres in 1999, planted 15,000 vines in 2001 and moved to...
Wine Santa Barbara

Bryan Hope Leads Sustainable Vine Wine Tours through Santa Barbara County Wine Country

The sprawling wine producing region north of Santa Barbara can be tricky to navigate. Anybody can hop haphazardly between tasting rooms, but to take the experience to another level, it’s useful to have a...
Master Sommelier

Interview: master sommelier Darius Allyn (Montage Beverly Hills)

Seattle native Darius Allyn fell for wine while working on a luxurious train line in Eastern Europe. He carried that passion back to the States, started at the Salish Lodge Inn and eventually transitioned...
Winemaker Santa Barbara

Interview: Alma Rosa winemaker Richard Sanford

My recent eco-conscious tour of Santa Barbara County included an eye opening Sustainable Vine Wine Tour, led by guide Bryan Hope. Our first stop on the biodiesel van was Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards,...
Wine Festival Los Angeles

Food GPS Giveaway: Passes to LA WineFest VIP After-Party

On June 11, Hollywood Raleigh Studios is home to the sixth annual LA WineFest, a large scale wine event founded by Dr. Joel M. Fisher featuring more than 100 wineries, 14 food trucks and...
Master Sommelier

Interview: Master Sommelier George Miliotes (The Capital Grille + Seasons 52)

George Miliotes currently serves as Director of Beverage and Hospitality for Seasons 52, oversees the wine program for all 44 locations of The Capital Grille and is one of only approximately 175 people on...