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Below is an article online in Ken’s Wine Guide, spotlighting their favorite wine country destinations and guess who made the list! Check it out:
Another local mentioning in regards to the up and coming Bubblyfest, kicking off here at Dolphin Bay! Check out this article on LompocRecord.com by freelance writer Kathy Marcks Hardesty.
Learning a lot MoreAabout Local Bubblies
Over the last two decades, I’ve written numerous columns about Champagne and sparkling wines, especially during the winter holiday season. That said, I’ll confess I didn’t realize that so many California wineries, especially here in Santa Barbara County, were adding sparkling wines to their repertoire. Looks like I’m not alone in my love for anything bubbly.
Thanks to a new wine-tasting event that’s about to debut named Bubbly Fest by the Sea, and to a fellow food and wine writer Liz Dodder of Cali Coast Wine Country, we’re all going to learn a lot more about local bubblies.
According to Dodder, there are 29 wineries in Santa Barbara County making sparkling wines in an array of styles. Dodder created a map and sparkling wine guide you can access free on her Web page at www.calicoastwinecountry.com.
“Consumer demand for sparkling wine is on the rise, plus producing local bubbles helps the winery stand out,” Dodder explained, “And some winemakers are just plain in love with bubbles, like the rest of us!” …. to read the full article click here
It is fabulous to be mentioned in NBC Bay Area’s Pismo Sparkle: BUBBLYFEST by the Sea article.
NEVER CHANGE: Pismo Beach and clams are such an enduring Golden State place-plate duo that they can make all other food-location pairings feel a little envious by comparison. True, sourdough and San Francisco are probably up there, too, and abalone and Mendocino County, but it is a challenge to spend a day toodling through the Central Coast’s beachiest playspot without coming across multiple images of buckets and small shovels. We don’t want the P.B. to ever change on this clammy respect — Pismo Beach + bivalves 4evr ♥ — but, in the spirit of dynamic duos, we also don’t mind a new delicious liquid partner coming onto the slurping scene….. to see full article click here.