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May 2020

Grill & Chill with Winemaker Matt Brady and Chef Preston Knox

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

What happens when a chef and a winemaker get together around an open flame with 3 bottles of wine? We're not sure either, but we think we'll get grilling tips, wine pairing ideas, and entertainment!WHEN: Saturday, May 9th, 4 PM PDT, 7 PM EDTWHERE: Virtually on ZOOM! and IG Live @samsarawinecoZoom Meeting ID: 835-2272-9865Email us for the Password or direct link

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SAMsARA Happy Hour on INSTAGRAM LIVE @Samsarawineco

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join our Happy Hour to talk shop about Santa Barbara County Wines every Thursday at 5:00 PM. Hosted by SAMsARA staff with new topics each week. Follow along @samsarawineco on Instagram to find out the latest news and updates!

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2012 Treasures Pinot Noir Collection: A discussion About Vintage

May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us Saturday, May 16th at 4 PM LIVE. We will discuss the Goldilocks Vintage of 2012 and taste through the 2012 Pinot Noirs. We may or may not talk like pirates.

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Happy Hour on Instagram live with Dragonette Cellar’s Brandon Sparks-Gill @samsarawineco

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us to talk shop about Santa Barbara County Wines every Thursday at 5:00 PM. This week we're thrilled to have Brandon Sparks-Gills, the winemaker and co-founder of Dragonette Cellars as our guest. Not only does Dragonette make world-class wines, but they have also been a leader in our region by committing to source only from certified organic vineyards. Join Matt Brady and Brandon Sparks-Gills to talk wine, Santa Barbara County, and the move towards sustainability! Follow along @samsarawineco on Instagram to…

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Happy Hour on Instagram Live with Frequency Wine Co.’s Zac Wasserman @samsarawineco

May 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us to talk shop about Santa Barbara County Wines every Thursday at 5:00 PM. This week we're thrilled to have Zac Wasserman, the winemaker and founder of Frequency Wine Co., as our guest. Frequency Wines is an outstanding Santa Barbara-based boutique winery specializing in Rhone varietals who also happen to source grapes from many of the same vineyards we do. Zac and Matt will taste through some of each other's wines made from the same grapes - don't miss…

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July 2020

A SAMsARA Virtual Seminar: Demystifying Older Wines

July 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the SAMsARA Team to talk shop about older wines. We're going to be opening, savoring, and talking about a couple of our Cellar Sale wines with 12-16 years of age. Discussion topics will include: How to decide whether to drink now or to lay down in the cellarCharacteristics of older wines, how to tell if it's "over the hill"How to properly cellar wines opening older wines; to decant or not to decant, that is the questionHow SAMsARA makes age-worthy…

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August 2020

Happy Hour on INSTAGRAM LIVE @Samsarawineco: The exciting science of fermentation

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cellar worker, Tasting Room Associate, Baker, and All-Around Fermentation Expert

Join us on Thursday, August 6th on IG Live with Peter McWilliams to talk about fermentation. If it can be fermented, Peter has certainly fermented it!From sourdough to kimchi to kombucha to banana whisky, talk to everyone’s favorite Goleta tasting room associate about the bubbles and the blunders of fermentation science!You’ll even get to hear about his recently bottled Grenache!

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Getting Juiced for Harvest 2020!

August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 Ever wonder what goes through a winemaker's mind at harvest? What factors and key indicators mean that the grapes are ready to be picked and made into wine? Join Matt and Lily and the winemaking team on this fun and interactive ZOOM about Harvest kick-off for insight into the decision making! We'll be tasting some of the Summer Sipper wines, too. REGISTER HERE FOR THE ZOOM EVENT HERE :

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September 2020

SAMsARA Wine Co. IG Live Happy Hour with Jessica G from Story of Soil!

September 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Matt and Jessica on IG Live @samsarawineco as they chat about the fun and adventure of utilizing experimental techniques in the cellar and making wine with new varietals - they'll cover what inspires them and keeps things fresh year after year! 

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Stars of Pinot – At Home Edition

September 26 @ 7:00 pm
Live on Zoom

Join us for the annual Stars of Pinot from the comfort of your home this year. This outstanding line-up will be available live on ZOOM, Saturday, September 26th at 7:00 PM!

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