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  • Semi-Vertical Lumen Tasting with Acclaimed Winemaker Lane Tanner
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    Semi-Vertical Lumen Tasting with Acclaimed Winemaker Lane Tanner

    Let's delve deep into Grenache with a vertical tasting of the fabulous Lumen wines from wine legend and vintner Lane Tanner-known by the nickname "Pinot Czarina". A pioneering woman winemaker in Santa Barbara County, she worked with Andre Tchelistcheff, one of the most famous figures in American wine history. After this auspicious start, Lane made wine for Firestone Winery, the Hitching Post, for her own label and now with winemaker Will Henry for Lumen. Inside Wine Santa Barbara is a not-for-profit wine tasting Meetup group.

  • Australian Winemaker Tom Barry Pouring Award-Winning Wines
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    Australian Winemaker Tom Barry Pouring Award-Winning Wines

    The Jim Barry Winery is widely credited with helping to shape Australia’s famed Clare Valley as a benchmark producer of world class Riesling and Shiraz.

    Taste five of winemaker Tom Barry’s 90-95 point wines as he details his winemaking techniques and outlines the 5-generation history of the Barry family in the Clare Valley, Australia. Includes appetizers created by Chef Pete Clements of Pete Clements Catering.

    The winemaker is coming from Australia to pour for us!

  • Taste Andis Wines of Amador County
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    Taste Andis Wines of Amador County

    Volcanic soil, elevation, warm daytime temps and a long heritage of winemaking that reaches back to the Gold Rush era contribute to the rich, robust and award-winning wines of Amador County. Taste some of the finest Sierra Foothills wines at our next Inside Wine Santa Barbara Meetup. Inside Wine SB is a not-for-profit wine tasting Meetup open to the public 21+ years old. RSVP on our Meetup page: www.meetup.com/Inside-Wine-Santa-Barbara

  • Winemaker Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon
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    Winemaker Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon

    Winemaker extraordinaire, original Rhone Ranger, racconteur, rebel, philosopher, and proponent of dry farming and bio-dynamics, Grahm has been on the cover of Wine Spectator and subject of features by NYTimes, The New Yorker magazine and much more. Join Inside Wine Santa Barbara to taste his wines and hear his story. No tickets at the door, RSVP: tinyurl.com/InsideWine-SB

  • Cutler's Spirits & Goa Taco Tasting at Museum
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    Cutler's Spirits & Goa Taco Tasting at Museum

    For 6 years, the IWSB Meetup group has been tasting wonderful wines and learning more about wine varietals and wine making from winemakers, sommeliers and chefs. For the first time, we'll taste artisan spirits!

  • Exclusive Tasting of Brys Estate Wine
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    Exclusive Tasting of Brys Estate Wine

    Join Inside Wine Santa Barbara for this opportunity to taste Brys Estate wines! The Brys family and their South African-born winemaker Coenraad Stassen will be in Santa Barbara for the World of Pinot Noir. IWSB has organized this exclusive event where they will pour their cool-climate wines and discuss their winemaking philosophy and techniques.

  • Inside Wine SB at Presqu'ile Winery: A Special Invitation
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    Inside Wine SB at Presqu'ile Winery: A Special Invitation

    Join Inside Wine Santa Barbara for an educational and delicious tour of the stunning Presqu'ile Winery in Santa Maria. This is by special invitation only, so prior RSVP is necessary on the Inside Wine Meetup page: www.meetup.com/Inside-Wine-Santa-Barbara/events/256872581/ Meet winemaker Dieter Cronje and enjoy tasting his Presqu'ile wines. Includes a catered lunch.

  • Wine + Cheese Reception - Lumen/Inside Wine Mediterranean Cruise
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    Wine + Cheese Reception - Lumen/Inside Wine Mediterranean Cruise

    Meet the welcoming crew at Santa Barbara Travel and the Inside Wine SB organizer, share some wine and appetizers, and see a brief presentation by a representative from Celebrity about the beautiful ship and the many amenities available to us onboard the Celebrity Constellation. There will be brochures and flyers and all your questions about our 10-day Mediterranean cruise can be answered. Read more about the cruise: www.tinyurl.com/LumenCruise

  • Focused Winemaker Tasting 90+ Point Wines
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    Focused Winemaker Tasting 90+ Point Wines

    El Lugar and Claibourne & Churchill Winemaker Tasting With
    Winemaker Coby Parker-Garcia
    Open to the public, 21+ years only.

  • Gourmet Wine-Paired Dinner by Top Chefs Benefits YMCA Family Services
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    Gourmet Wine-Paired Dinner by Top Chefs Benefits YMCA Family Services

    One night a year, top chefs team up to create the spectacular Reaching for Stars 5-course dinner to benefit local at-risk and homeless teens. This year, on Thursday, April 26th , 6:30 pm at the Santa Barbara Women’s Club, the program will be enhanced with premium wines from Brander, Alma Rosa, Babcock, Flying Goat Cellars, Buscador, and Lumen specifically paired to the culinary creations.

  • Legends of Santa Barbara Wine
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    Legends of Santa Barbara Wine

    A panel discussion of local wine history and culture will feature Wine Enthusiast contributing editor and senior editor of the Independent Matt Kettman, Vintners Hall of Fame inductee Richard Sanford of Alma Rosa, winemaker Bryan Babcock, named as one of the "Top Ten Small Production Winemakers in the World”, and acclaimed winemaker Ernst Storm. The event is free to Inside Wine Santa Barbara members. IWSB is a Meetup group open to anyone 21+ years old. Essays by Kettman and about Sanford, Babcock, and Storm are included in the The Lark cookbook “Around the Table”.