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A wine club dinner was our excuse for a 30 hour escape to the Santa Ynez Valley. We popped into Roblar early afternoon for a tasting and charcuterie platter, and gratified, recalled why we joined. In the members’ lounge upstairs, Shay charmed us with his Irish ways, embracing the wine and us, too. On Ballard Canyon Road, … More A Slice of SYV
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Moving past the “why is the cork on the fork?” scene this restaurant’s name brought to mind (from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Michael Caine and Steve Martin), we adjusted to the ambience of the La Quinta, CA hideaway. In the restaurant dubbed a “unique wine bar and kitchen,” you’ll relish the hand-selected wine list (CORK) and fresh … More Why do we crave Cork & Fork?
Stimulating to the senses and one of our favorite treks: Santa Ynez Valley. We meandered the country roads and canyons by both car and bicycle this time. The balance injected some exercise into the mix and likely mitigated our purchases. Just two bottles are a strain in my backpack! Noticeably parched in spots, local water … More Savoring Santa Ynez