Memphis vs. Santa Maria BBQ

IN A MID-SUMMER BARBECUE,
SANTA BARBARA WINE COUNTRY GOES WHOLE HOG

Over a hot August weekend, wine and barbecue lovers joined vintner Doug Margerum for three days of food and drink in Santa Barbara. Four Memphis chefs — Wally Joe of Acre Restaurant, Felicia Suzanne Willett of Suzanne’s and Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen—flew to Santa Barbara wine country to pair their delicious food with wines from Margerum Wine Company, Happy Canyon Vineyards, Cimarone and Cent’ Anni.

The weekend started off with a food and wine dinner at the Wine Cask Restaurant, where the Memphis team partnered with local chefs Brandon Hughes and Rosie Gerard. The next day, guests enjoyed a polo match and Argentine-style barbecue with wines from Happy Canyon Vineyards. The weekend culminated with a barbecue cook-off pitting Memphis-style against Santa Maria-style at the brand new Margerum Winery in Buellton.

Read the full story from Tasting Panel Magazine September 2012.

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