wine spectator It's a typical scene in the tasting room of Artiste winery in Santa Ynez, Calif. One visitor swirls his wine. Another holds a glass to her nose and inhales deeply. And one woman, with a half-finished painting of a French vineyard propped beside her, dips a paintbrush into her wine. More

skywest Like many innovations, it happened by accident. A spilled glass of red wine near a paintbrush led to a carefree stroke that triggered a realization and solved a dilemma. Christina LoCascio, wine tasting room manager by day and painter by passion, had been pondering what to teach in an upcoming art class at Artiste Winery in the Santa Ynez Valley. More

Ventura County Reporter If most of us accidentally spilled a glass a wine, we'd hastily clean it up before it would stain. But for 26-year-old Christina LoCascio, serendipity came in the form of making a mess. More

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