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.

The heart of the trail

I recently wrote of the Santa Barbara Urban Wine trail, a coalition of tasting rooms centered in Downtown Santa Barbara—a perfect experience for Angelenos in need of a day trip north and some excellent wine tasting. The wine trail hosts access to 11 tasting rooms, each with a different personality, and range of wines, suitable for any palate. Must-sees include Seth Kunin’s sleek and modern tasting room and Dave Potter’s hip and eclectic room for his label, Municipal Winemakers, both at 28 Anacapa St. And be sure to walk a few blocks to seek sips from Santa Barbara Winery, the grand dame of the area that’s been holding down the fort for nearly 25 years. For more information, visit

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