Posted on March 30, 2020 - Press Releases

Registration Opens for the 2020 Central Coast Wine Competition

The region’s premier competition returns this year with an elite judging panel

(PASO ROBLES, CA) – The Central Coast Wine Competition, hosted annually by the California Mid-State Fair and sponsored by The Tribune and American General Media, is now accepting entries.

The Central Coast Wine Competition promotes...

Posted on March 30, 2020 - Press Releases

2020 California Craft Spirits Competition Registration Now Open

Competition showcases the finest artisan spirits from across the nation

(PASO ROBLES, CA) – The California Craft Spirits Competition (CCSC), hosted annually by the California Mid-State Fair, is now accepting entries. Distilleries can register at

The CCSC helps promote the craft distillers that are producing the finest...

Posted on February 18, 2020 - Press Releases

Saturday’s Santa Barbara Wine Auction Honored Local Farmworkers

Proceeds from the biennial event supported Direct Relief and Community Health Centers, which provide medical services to Santa Barbara’s farm laborers and their families.


Stolpman Vineyards was awarded this year’s Vintner Honoree.

Actor Billy Baldwin emceed the dinner and auction.

Feb. 18, 2020 (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The...

Posted on February 12, 2020 - Press Releases

Wine Business Monthly Names Thacher a ‘Hot Brand’ of 2020

Lauded as a leader of Paso Robles’ new, gentler style of wine, the magazine cites the winery’s culture of experimentation and successful use of unique grape varieties.

Feb. 12, 2020 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – Wine Business Monthly magazine has named Thacher Winery and Vineyard to its annual top-ten...

Posted on February 04, 2020 - Press Releases

World of Pinot Noir Announces Its 20th Anniversary Lineup

Champagne! Caviar! Rosé! Parties!


Join more than 250 of the world's top wineries March 5-7 as we celebrate two decades of the planet's largest gathering of Pinot Noir fans and producers.

Jan. 31, 2020 (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The World of Pinot Noir (WOPN)...

Posted on January 20, 2020 - Press Releases

Il Cortile Ristorante Announces 2020 Dates for Paired Chef Tastings and Wine Pairings Dinner Series

Powerhouse Producer Lineup; Alta Colina, Benom, Tablas Creek, Epoch Estate and more

Paired with a Specialized Menu curated by Chef Santos

Jan. 17, 2020 (Paso Robles, CA) – Starting Jan. 15, 2020 Il Cortile Ristorante – winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for six...