Category: Video

Santa Barbara Vintners Festival Grand Tasting 2014

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There was no way that I was going to miss the Santa Barbara Vintners Festival Grand Tasting. More than 100 wineries pouring tantalizingly complex world-class Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir and equally renowned and satisfyingly full-bodied (though less and less oaky lately) California Chardonnay? Out in the glorious sunshine of the prodigious, prestigious and bucolic…

To Russia With Love @TheTableSet

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This time on The Table Set podcast Nathan, Andy and I step a little bit outside our comfort zone when a conversation about The Cabbage Patch Kids turns to dining. Don’t worry no “kids” were harmed in the making of this conversation, but cabbage does bring to mind Russian food (at least for us it…

The Table Set Holiday Feast Video

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Here’s how I know that the holidays are in full swing. The Table Set had a holiday feast party. It was a beast of a feast too, and I mean that in a mighty good way. Because the holidays call for for feasting. The theme of this year’s feast was loosely built around Hanukkah. Partly…

What to do in Carmel: Holman Ranch

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Holman Ranch, circa 1928 How great was it to be a movie star in the 1920s? You drove sleek, panther-like, hand-crafted limousines, sipped swank cocktails, indulged in fine food and wine and had peccadillos in well-appointed Spanish Revival estates like Holman Ranch. If you were Charlie Chaplin, it seems you did this everywhere. Even Holman…

@TheTableSet Poker Party

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Game Night. We’ve all done them. From Parcheesi to Monopoly. From Charades to Pictionary. It’s fun to get together with friends and family and play by the rules once in a while. How about a Poker Party? This week on The Table Set we decide to tackle poker. Texas Holdem to be exact. Though we…