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One Headlight . . . and a Beautiful Week

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November 1st, 2010

Driving to work this morning, I noticed that I was not able to see the road as clearly as I should . . . and then noticed that one of my headlights had burned out. Not a big deal, except when you drive around early morning and late night hours like I do. No biggee Read more…

2010 Harvest – TIME OUT!

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October 19th, 2010

So here we sit, more than half way through October, and I truly have no idea how to describe the current harvest other than to say that it is the strangest, wackiest, least predictable, most $$!!@@@!!! harvest on record!!!!

A Drive By Sip and Spit . . .

Posted In - Wine Tasting Notes

October 7th, 2010

I read a wonderful article this morning in today’s Santa Barbara News Press entitled Tercero Wines – An Anatomy of a Drive-By Sip and Spit. The article was written by Dennis Schaefer, who has followed Santa Barbara County wines and wineries for quite some time.

2010 SB County Celebration of Harvest Festival

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October 6th, 2010

As many of you know, I am quite the ‘homer’ for the Santa Barbara County area and all things wine-related here. Putting my time and energy into this, I am now the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara County Vintner’s Association, which has well over 125 winery and vineyard members.

The 2010 Harvest Is . . . .

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October 5th, 2010

One of the most challenging on record for many in the Santa Barbara County area! From the coldest summer on record to searing heat to rain and thundershowers to ___________ (not sure what’s next), Mother Nature continues to throw us wilder knuckleballs than Tim Wakefield throws – and we don’t have a catcher on staff Read more…

A Long Pour visits tercero . . .

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September 30th, 2010

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Wayne Kelterer of A Long Pour a few weeks ago to talk about wine, about Parker scores, about the current harvest, and about our shared love of the Santa Barbara County area.

More Signs That Harvest Is Here . . .

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September 29th, 2010

As most of you know, it’s been HOT in the Santa Ynez Valley the last couple of days, peaking at about 110 degrees on Monday afternoon! These temperatures are unlike any this Valley has seen during harvest for as long as anyone I could find ever remembered – and it has had an effect on Read more…

Donut Time

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September 25th, 2010

With my last blog, I set the stage for what lays ahead – a whole lot of grapes arriving shortly. And as many of you may have heard, we are in the beginning stages of a pretty big heat wave in our area, with temperatures expected to top 100 degrees for the next 5 days Read more…

On The Verge . . . .

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September 24th, 2010

As I write this, we are awaiting a true late September heat spike in our area – one that both excites and scares the heck out of me . . .

Give A Little Bit . . .

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May 17th, 2010

As owners of a wine label, we get asked to give to a lot of different organizations – a surprisingly large number of them, many of which we have no direct tie to whatsoever. I wish that we could assist all of them, but we simply cannot.