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August 2018

August Open House: La Place Wine Bar

August 10, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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An Evening with Michelin Starred Chef Massimo Falsini

December 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$58

An Evening with Santa Barbara’s Newest Michelin Starred Chef, Massimo Falsini. This is an exclusive opportunity to meet Chef Massimo Falsini, who has just joined our community to oversee the culinary operation of a Luxury Oceanside Resort. Be the first to meet and sample Chef Massimo's award-winning cuisine! Join us as Chef prepares appetizers for guests, and shares personal stories about his cooking, travels, and experience working in some of the highest rated restaurants around the world. ESB will provide…

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Chef’s Table Truffle Lunch with Tiziano Fioretti

December 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mosto Crudo, 7 W Haley st
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$50 – $180

EAT THE TRUFFLE. BUY THE TRUFFLE. BE THE TRUFFLE. ...Ok so that last part is a little metaphysical, but it’s hard to contain our excitement around truffle season! ESB is offering members two opportunities to experience Italian Winter Black Truffles during the few precious weeks they are in season: 1. A Truffle Lunch at Mosto Crudo w/chef Tiziano Fioretti & Truffle Purveyor Andrea Sempribon 2. Black Winter Truffle Purchase through Epicurean Santa Barbara. These opportunities are contingent upon a minimum number of registrations!…

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January 2019

Blind Wine Tasting and Fellowship Dinner

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$35

Put your palate to the test at ESB’s Blind Wine Tasting & Fellowship dinner!  Guests will come together to enjoy a “Fellowship Dinner”, where each guest brings a food item (starter, side, or entree) to share family style…i.e. Potluck and sit down blind wine tasting of 6 red Rhone varietal wines. Members will gather, taste three single varietals, enjoy dinner, then proceed to a blind tasting where palates and red wines will be put to the test. Don't want to cook?…

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February 2019

Wine & Dine Weekend in Paso Robles

February 8 - February 10
Paso Robles Paso Robles, CA United States
$750.00

The ESB Founders are leading guests on a one of a kind wine experience in Paso! From Friday, February 8th to Sunday, February 10th, a small group of ESB members will visit 7 top-rated wineries in Paso Robles. Several of these wineries, including "members only" wineries like Law, Denner, Torrin, and L’Aventure, are planning special cellar, library, or estate tastings specifically for our members. The registration fee for this excursion includes all wine tastings, Friday and Saturday night dinner (wine…

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Champagnes, Cremants and Raclette

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$76

Celebrate February 14th with two essential Valentine’s day traditions: Champagne and Oooey Gooey, Cheese… No, Not Fondue, but Raclette!…Ah, two of Europe’s Greatest imports tangled together for a ESB Valentine’s day Rendezvous…How lovely….and delicious. Start the evening off with a tasting of boutique Champagnes and cremants, hand-selected by ESB founders and board members (all available for purchase). The sparkling wines are from highly rated purveyors from the Champagne region, with many producers who are certified from the European Union as…

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Winemaker Evening: Matthias Pippig of Sanguis

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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$52 – $108

Join us for an evening with Matthias Pippig of Sanguis Wines! Kickstarting our 2019 Winemaker Evening series is Matthias Pippig, owner and winemaker at Sanguis Wines, Santa Barbara. Sanguis is a premier boutique winery that specializes in an eclectic Rhône and Bordeaux style blends. Pippig changes blends yearly in his wines, hand sorts each wine and never makes the same wine twice. Many of his wines weigh in at over 15% alcohol, but they do not present as highly alcoholic. These…

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March 2019

Wine Down Wednesday at Rosewood’s Miramar Beach Bar

March 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Rosewood Mirarmar Beach, 1759 S Jameson Lane
Montecito, CA 93108 United States
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$50

Relax and "Wine Down" with ESB members, guests and ESB Ambassador Kimi Matar for our first Wine Down Wednesday at the brand new Miramar Beach Bar in the Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort. To continue the celebration and welcoming of Michelin Starred Chef Massimo Falsini, ESB is hosting this event at the newly-opened location. For this private event with no-host bar, Chef Massimo and his team will craft six appetizers to be passed throughout the evening, and guests are welcome to…

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ESB and The Coterie Club Dinner Collaboration

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Coterie Club Santa Barbara, CA United States
$135

The sounds of a piano and distant conversation swell as you walk towards an unmarked entrance...Candles are flickering, wine is flowing, aromas of sensory delights wafting in the air….welcome, my friends…to... The Coterie Club! The Coterie Club is an underground restaurant pop-up founded by Nick Bodden whose events range from Fine dining avant-garde, to mid-century modern haute cuisine, to nostalgic soul food cook outs. The Coterie Club is collaborating with Epicurean Santa Barbara to offer an exclusive, contemporary and elegant…

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April 2019

Winemaker Evening: Stanley Barrios of TOP Winery

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 – $98

Join us for an evening with Stanley Barrios of TOP Winery!  Enjoy a fantastic evening of wine and appetizers with one of California's rising stars, winemaker Stanley Barrios of TOP Winery. TOP specializes in hand crafted Rhone varietal wines from westside Paso Robles. Stanley Barrios was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He was influenced by music, art, and food and could have easily entered into any of those occupations; until he discovered wine. His love for wine began with Napa Valley Cabernets,…

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Ladies n’ Whites

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$65

Step aside , gentlemen, this event is for the ladies... Back by popular demand is another Women’s only wine tasting! This time, we are featuring single varietal white wines! 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…

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