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March 2018

Secrets of A Somm Revealed! ~ Ian Adamo

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 W Anapamu St., 2nd floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$58.00

Join Sommelier Ian Adamo from Somm’s Kitchen, as he leads an enlightening tasting experience which will leave you with skills that will impress your friends! Take your wine identification skills to the next level through Ian Adamo’s eye-opening explanations of the taste, aroma, and color of different varietals. Guests will be led through a seated tasting of 5 highly rated wines from around the world. With each wine he will teach members how to identify the varietal(s) in the wine,…

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April 2018

Winemaker Evening: Jacob Toft of Toft Wines

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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$48 – $88

Join us for a special evening with Jacob and Kelly Toft of Toft Wines, who after receiving over 90-point scores from respected critic Robert Parker, sold out their vintages in one day! This lovely husband and wife team not only craft artisanal small batch wines, but are kind sweet people who love to share their passion for wine with other enthusiasts. Toft Wines are all about the pursuit of flavor that starts with meticulous farming. With access to the premier vineyards spanning…

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Barrels & BBQ

April 22 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$60.00 – $75

Celebrate Earth Day with BBQ and Great Wine...live music too! ESB will be cooking up an All-American inspired buffet while the hip and cool winemaker Brett Urness of Levo Wines will be pouring his latest vintages. Eat some 'cue, meet Brett, drink his wines and hookup with his winery. Tap your foot to live music as you make your own Pulled Pork Plates & Sandwiches with slow roasted juicy pork, as well as a slew of hill country hometown sides and fixin's!  There will…

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May 2018

May Open House: Armada Wine & Beer Merchant

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Armada Wine & Beer Merchant, 1129A State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Join the Epicurean team, fellow members and guests for an Open House! Enjoy extended happy hour and drink specials offered by Armada Wine & Beer Merchant, nibbles courtesy of ESB, and meet new, veteran and future ESB members! Bring your event ideas and share them with the team! We are eager to know what you look forward to experiencing as an Epicurean! "VIP Member" gifts will also be available for pickup, if you haven't already done so. No need to register, just show up and…

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Winemaker Evening: Scott Hawley of Torrin Vineyard

May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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$62 – $108

A special evening with Scott Hawley, winemaker of Torrin & Lagom wines!  Torrin wines are currently sold via Allocation and Mailing List only! They are not open to the public for tasting as their wines sell out on release to their lists. This is a rare opportunity to drink Torrin wines, including some library selections. Lagom wines are not on allocation or list limited, rather a new label offering delightful Burgundy varietals to contrast the Rhones of Torrin. Epicurean Santa…

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Taste of Thailand ~ Chef P.A. Tremblay

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$60 – $90

Join the waitlist now! Click here to email ESB! Epicurean Santa Barbara's Taste of Thailand! If there is anything we are missing in Santa Barbara, it's Thai food. Adventure into the rich and exciting flavors of Thai cuisine with P.A. Tremblay’s four-course Thai Dinner (includes a welcome beverage). Choose from one of two optional beverage pairings: a wine pairing or a creative beverage pairing featuring a wine, a beer, and a Thai-inspired cocktail!      Menu Tom Ka Gai Hot and…

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June 2018

Winemaker Evening: Russell From of Herman Story Wines

June 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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$43.00 – $80

Join us for an exciting evening with Russell From of Herman Story Wines!  As this will be our final Paso Winemaker Evening for the season, with harvest right around the corner, what better winemaker than Russel From to end on?!?! Russell will be pouring five highly regarded wines that best represent his passion for winemaking and the superb quality of his nerdy yet creative winemaking style. Get to know Russell personally while sharing wonderfully paired passed appetizers with other ESB…

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June Open House Happy Hour: Santa Barbara Wine Collective

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Barbara Wine Collective, 131 Anacapa St., Ste. C
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$10.00

Join the Epicurean team, fellow members and guests for an Open House Happy Hour! Come and meet fellow members and member guests while enjoying wine, food and good conversation! All members and non-member guest are welcome, but paid registrants will receive a glass of wine from a select menu and Lucky Penny Pizza...and other bites! Bring your event ideas and share them with the team! We are eager to know what you look forward to experiencing as an Epicurean! "VIP Member"…

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July 2018

The Bordeaux Experience

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yankee Farm Private Residence, 526 Yankee Farm Road
Santa Barbara, 93109 United States
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$170.00

The Bordeaux Experience is all about France and everything Bordeaux! Come for an elegant dining and wine tasting experience immersing yourself in french wine and french food. Enjoy 6 Bordeaux wines representing one of the most important wine regions in France! These legendary styles and varietals of the Bordeaux region will be accompanied by an exquisite, multi-course dinner comprised of classic French dishes prepared by Judy Astbury. The wine selection has been curated by Mr. Paul Astbury himself, some of which…

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Winemaker Dinner: Matt Dees of Jonata, Hilt, and The Paring

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$134.00 – $184.00

Join ESB on a beautiful summer evening at a private home for great food, wonderful wine, and a chance to connect with a visionary winemaker. To celebrate one of the top winemakers in California, Epicurean Santa Barbara is elevating it’s monthly Winemaker Evening to a Winemaker Dinner featuring Matt Dees of Jonata (sister winery to Screaming Eagle).  We are honored that Matt is collaborating with ESB, as his wines are not only in high demand, but are typically allocated for club…

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August 2018

August Open House: La Place Wine Bar

August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Place, 205 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Join the Epicurean team, fellow members and guests for an Open House! Come and meet fellow members and member guests while enjoying beer & wine specials offered by La Place, nibbles courtesy of ESB and good conversation! All members and non-member guest are welcome! La Place Wine Bar will be offering $5-$6 specials on their house Sparkling, Red, White, Rosé, and Beer…beverages to please everyone! In addition, ESB will feature Oat Bakery’s incredible breads and vegan spreads for members and…

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Pair and Share Series: New World Cabernet under $60

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$12.00

Pair and Share Series: New World Cabernet! Pair and Share Events are intimate dinners where 8-10 members come together with Amy and Keith or other ESB ambassadors as a group to share something: either a certain style of wine, sometimes beer, or a spirit. Each event will have a theme; for example, Favorite California Zinfandels under $40, Regional Brews, or Favorite Sipping Tequilas. Dinners occur every other month. For August, the theme is New World Cabernet Sauvignons that retail for $40-60.

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Pinots Around The World

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$52.00

Join the waitlist now! Click here to email ESB! Attend an enlightening tasting experience featuring this delicate and popular grape that varies widely from region to region. From Burgandy to Oregon to Chile to California, Pinot Noir is produced all around the world, and the wines from each region vary drastically from one another. Time for a side by side tasting! A Pinot Noir Educational Workshop, with Ian Adamo, Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS) Level III Advanced Sommelier and Wine…

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September 2018

Farewell to Summer Rosé Lunch

September 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$38.00

As we enter the Labor Day weekend and the coming of Fall, let’s bid farewell to the oenophile’s summer fling in ESB style! Leave the pink petals and rose decor for the princess party….this event is all about discovering the versatility, diversity, and food friendliness of Rosé Wines. With a bird's eye breathtaking ocean view, filled with palm trees and a gentle summer breeze, guests will taste through 7 different styles of Rosé from Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Napa Valley,…

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Ladies n’ Reds

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$44.00

Join the waitlist now! Click here to email ESB! Step aside, gentlemen, this event is for the ladies... Science has proven that women have better palates than men, but sometimes in the midst of a group setting, women don’t have the opportunity to show that. It’s time to discover your wine palate in the company of other friendly female members. Whether you are a beginning taster just now recognizing your appreciation of Santa Barbara Pinots, or an seasoned wine enthusiast…

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September Open House

September 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Crush Tasting Room & Kitchen, 432 E. Haley St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Join the Epicurean team, fellow members and guests for an Open House at Santa Barbara’s newest Wine Bar, Crush Tasting Room & Kitchen. Crush Tasting Room is the first Wine Bar to offer Napa Technology’s innovative wine dispensing system. This system allows 2oz tastings, half glass, or full glass pours, all with the ease of your debit card. The wine hosts will help you craft your own flight, or do it yourself and choose your own lineup.   In addition,…

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October 2018

Monday Night Wines with Friday Night Burgers

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Place, 205 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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$37.00

We Epicureans enjoy our fine wine, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t make sense to drink 90+ point, $80 wines every night of the week. That level of hedonism leaves us with little to aspire to in life, so at times we must show some restraint. ...So we bring you 'Monday night' wines. Wines that exhibit body and flavor, but are also reasonably priced. These wines are from the Langeudoc-Roussillon region. The area stretches along the south coast of France, from the…

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November 2018

Epicurean SB One Year Anniversary Celebration

November 4 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hotel Californian, 36 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$195.00 – $275.00

Celebrate one year of culinary experiences, exploration & education! To celebrate one year of culinary experiences, exploration & education, the ESB team has been working hard to design an unforgettable evening that truly captures the essence of what it is to be an Epicurean Santa Barbara member: a night of “Pure Imagination!” This whimsical evening will immerse you in a world of creative imaginations coming to life through chefs, winemakers, brewers, distillers, and musicians all wrapped up into a culinary…

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Winemaker Evening: Stephan Asseo of L’Aventure Winery

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$50 – $125

A cellar-worthy winemaker evening with Stephan Asseo, owner & winemaker of L'Aventure wines!  Epicurean Santa Barbara is extremely honored to host Stephan and his daughter Chloé in Santa Barbara for this rare and unique opportunity to experience L'Aventure wine, normally only offered to their allocation members and mailing list. Stephan Asseo, originally from France, was already known for pushing the limits of winemaking. After making wine for 17 years in France, Stephan got tired of the French regulations, known as…

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December 2018

December Open House

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Wine Shepherd, 30 East Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Join the Epicurean team, fellow members and guests for an Open House at The Wine Shepherd. Enjoy drink specials, nibbles, and meet other ESB members! Bring your event ideas and share them with the team! We are eager to know what you look forward to experiencing as an Epicurean! Talk over your discoveries with new friends at our community table, grab your own table, or relax in the garden courtyard. No need to register, just show up and bring a friend, or…

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