Blue Lifestyle

Home of James Beard Foundation Award winner Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential food, wine, spirits, and lifestyle personalities in the United States.

Sunlight and Water

recently had the opportunity to provide the introduction to an amazing new book called “Sunlight and Water.” It’s a gorgeous collection of photographs from artist Mark Robert Halper, celebrating the winemakers of Santa Barbara County. Galileo once said that “Wine is sunlight, held together by water,” a simple, elemental statement that is reflected in Halper’s iconic imagery. Dozens of winemakers sat for portraits; it’s a who’s who of landmark winemakers who have changed the industry. The photographs are on display now, through February 15th, 2011, at the “Los Olivos Meandering Gallery,” a collection of eight tasting rooms in Los Olivos, the Fess Parker Inn, and the Los Olivos Café. For more information on Mark Robert Halper and the Sunlight and Water Collection or to purchase the book, visit

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