Welcome to Inside Wine Santa Barbara!! Our group features tastings with winemakers and sommeliers who give us the "inside scoop" on viniculture, viticulture, wine-food pairing and wine appreciation.
IWSB was co-founded in September of 2012 by Tama Takahashi and Lila Brown. We were "baking buddies" at the School of Culinary Arts at SBCC and channeled our mutual interest in wine & food into creating educational and affordable wine & food events. In 2015, when Lila moved away to Sonoma, Hana-Lee Sedgwick served as Co-organizer for two years before welcoming a baby into her family.
I've continued on hand-selecting the best and most interesting winemakers and wineries to share with our membership. I have edited three cookbooks, including "Around the Table" for The Lark restaurant and completed my level 2 WSET wine education certification. I don't make money off the events, I organize them to learn more about wine and connect with other wine aficionados. Your email and information is safe and not even visible to me. Membership is free (must be 21+). Welcome! Join in and celebrate the diversity and quality of our wine and food in this unique and remarkable region of the world!