There’s that great bit in the 1963 comedy-thriller-romance Charade
where Audrey Hepburn’s character asks Cary Grant’s character, “You know
what’s wrong with you?” to which he replies, “No, what?” and she
pauses, then says in elongated exasperation, “Nothing.”
Santa Barbara wine country is sort of like Cary Grant without the chin
dimple. As writer and marketing maven Allison Levine from Please the
Palate puts it, “What do they grow in Santa Barbara? Everything.” Which makes it tricky to introduce people to the wines of the area; where should one start?