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Tara Jones: Parker Family Pops Open The Bubble Shack Tasting Room in Los Olivos

Published on 06.18.2015 1:00 p.m.


Tara Jones: Santa Barbara Wine Collective Offers Top-Shelf Wine Tastings in Funk Zone

Treat yourself to a sneak peek at the fun of studying to become a sommelier, but without the pressure

Published on 05.18.2015 4:57 p.m.


Tara Jones: Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend at Bacara Proves Worth the Cost

Published on 05.04.2015 2:44 p.m.


Tara Jones: Bacara Resort & Spa Serving Up 2nd Annual Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend

Published on 04.10.2015 12:00 p.m.


Tara Jones: Top Five Hideaway Bars in Santa Barbara and Goleta

Published on 04.01.2015 2:00 p.m.


Tara Jones: Elevate Your Ethanol at Santa Barbara’s New Barware Store

Still features everything for at-home bar needs, from vintage glasses to cocktail shakers and glass straws

Published on 03.04.2015 2:32 p.m.


Tara Jones: 2015 Is the Year of the Beer in Santa Barbara County

Captain Fatty's, Rincon Brewery and brewLab are among brewers adding to the local scene

Published on 02.05.2015 2:00 p.m.


Tara Jones: Villa Wine Bar and Kitchen Serves as an Oasis Amid the Chaos

Sean and Gabi Larkins, longtime owners of Vino Divino on De la Vina, have opened this new quaint venue on Anacapa Street

Published on 12.23.2014 3:15 p.m.


Tara Jones: Doug Margerum Has Lived a Vintage Life

Published on 11.19.2014 3:46 p.m.


Tara Jones: Family Vibe Brewing at Pure Order Brewery

Owner James Burge pours his heart and soul into the micro-brewing clubhouse on Santa Barbara's Eastside

Published on 10.15.2014 4:05 p.m.


Tara Jones: Reds Bin Melds Art and Science in Funk Zone

Art show features various distillation processes of Cutler’s Artisan Spirits

Published on 08.26.2014 3:05 p.m.


Tara Jones: Santa Barbara County Sparkling Wines Making Their Presence Felt

A taste of these creations may have you pouring a new signature drink, and it won’t be Champagne

Published on 08.03.2014 9:00 p.m.


Tara Jones: Ascendant Spirits Serves Up Slice of Americana

Buellton distillery offers a full lineup of vodka, moonshine and bourbon

Published on 07.07.2014 10:28 p.m.


Tara Jones: Urban Wine Trail’s Summer Celebration Well Worth the Trip

From seminars, tastings and visits with winemakers, there's something to glean during each stop along the way

Published on 06.05.2014 12:21 p.m.


Tara Jones: Urban Wine Trail’s Summer Celebration on Tap for This Weekend

Saturday and Sunday events in the Funk Zone will feature tasting opportunities, winemaker meet-and-greets, reserve vintage exhibitions and more

Published on 05.28.2014 8:45 p.m.


Tara Jones: Paloma Brings Spirits of Mexico to Goleta

Restaurant and bar boasts one of the largest tequila tasting menus in Santa Barbara County

Published on 04.29.2014 6:10 p.m.


Tara Jones: The Bourbon Room on Hollister Serves Up an Eclectic Mix

The bar and restaurant's unique décor, innovative cocktails and full dinner menu hit the spot with locals

Published on 03.24.2014 8:33 p.m.


Tara Jones: Whole Foods Offers a New Trend in Tasting Rooms

The Buzz Hive has become a unique meeting place for lovers of local foods, wines and brews

Published on 02.26.2014 4:04 p.m.


Tara Jones: The Wildcat’s Farm-to-Bar Is a Libationist’s Paradise

Thanks to creative ingredients and innovative concotions, the venerable downtown lounge is transforming happy hour, one drink at a time

Published on 01.19.2014 10:00 p.m.


Tara Jones: Three Santa Ynez Valley Wineries Team Up with Neighborhood Pass

Brander, Roblar and Buttonwood offer a $25 seasonal pass that gets you some of the privileges of club membership — and really good wines

Published on 12.21.2013 9:05 p.m.


Tara Jones: Rating the Best Local Santa Barbara Wine Clubs

When it comes to prices, perks and splurges, what are your best bets for membership privileges?

Published on 11.09.2013 8:16 p.m.


New Noozhawk Columnist Tara Jones Offering ‘Toast of Santa Barbara’

The owner of Eat This, Shoot That! will focus on libations in and around Santa Barbara County

Published on 10.03.2013 8:03 p.m.


Tara Jones: Epicure.sb Toasts ‘The Spirit of Santa Barbara’

Published on 10.03.2013 5:00 p.m.


Tara Jones: Cutler’s Artisan Spirits a Gem in the Funk Zone

Published on 09.18.2013 6:36 p.m.


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