Bristols Cider, Central Coast’s First Cider House

Bristols Cider, part of the Lone Madrone wine family, has just opened a super-cool pub and tasting room in Atascadero which features their line of hard apple ciders. When Neil Collins – winemaker at Tablas Creek, and proprietor, with sister Jackie Meisinger and his wife Marci, of Lone Madrone – […]



Wine Pairings for Summer Barbecues

By Michelle A. Sieling  Barbecues are one of the simplest yet most enjoyable meals. It’s hard not to like dining al fresco on a back porch or patio in the warm evening air. What makes it even better is a good beverage to accompany the meal. The question, is, what […]

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Kinetic Brewing Company

Lancaster’s Great American Beer Festival Medal Winner  By Hudson Lindenberger  For our fifth installment of our tour of California’s multiple medal winners from last year’s Great American Beer Festival we head east into the Antelope Valley. Lancaster is our goal, home of Kinetic Brewing Company. When Kinetic Brewing Company opened […]



Santa Barbara’s Eat This Shoot That: Lights, Camera, and Cocktails

A memorable photo class coupled with a walking tour through some of Santa Barbara’s best food and wine locations. • By Hudson Lindenberger • As a freelance writer, surviving on a shoestring budget is the norm – there are no expense accounts when you are self-employed. I don’t have an […]