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Letting Your Wine Breathe- Why and How to Decant Wine
Decanting is the process of introducing oxygen to wine to “open up” its flavors. Think of wine as a living thing that needs air to breathe just like you do. Exposing it to air releases all the characteristics that were confined inside the bottle just waiting to be freed.... >> 

Resveratrol in Red Wine Wards Off Obesity

Drinking modest amounts of red wine, at least for men, has health benefits because both red wine and grapes contain an antioxidant called resveratrol. Resveratrol has recently been catapulted into nutritional fame as a novel compound that prolongs life in animals, and, hopefully, in humans. Now, a new study shows that resveratrol in grapes and red wine has another benefit, it may help in the fight against obesity...>>

Hot Date: Faking Your Way Through the Wine List
You finally get the chance to take out just about the hottest girl you know in real life, and of course, you will take her somewhere nice. Unfortunately, nice usually means the waiter is going to hand you a wine list at some point. Girls go crazy for guys that know wine, and although you could wax poetically about the virtues of a good IPA, you know diddily about grape juice. Here is a quick guide to faking it, ordering a bottle to impress, and most importantly, landing the second date…>>

Wine – What everyone Pretends to Know
Whether you’re choosing it for a dinner party, ordering it for your table at a restaurant, or simply going to a tasting, you want to look like you know what you’re doing when it comes to wine. After all, everyone around you seems to know what they’re talking about, so now it’s your turn to be in the know. As we all know, wine is made from grapes. The grapes are crushed, and then left to ferment. This is when the yeast, which occurs naturally in vineyards, reacts with the sugars from the grape juice, to produce alcohol...>>


20 Pointe Dr
Brea, CA 92821
Phone: (714) 255-5600
San Juan Capistrano
26860 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: (949) 240-2229
Hours:SJC Sunday Brunch served from 10am
Mon - Sat Lunch served from 11am, Dinner served daily from 4pm Happy Hour (bar only) Monday: 3pm - Close, Tuesday - Sunday: 3pm - 6pm
BREA   Mon - Fri Lunch served from 11:30am, Sat & Sun Weekend Brunch served from 11:30am, Dinner served daily from 4pm
About: Cedar Creek Inn Brea is pleasingly open and spacious with colorful patios and classic decor enhanced by high beam ceilings and craftsman style architecture. The menu is designed to appeal to all generations, making it a popular dining spot for young professionals, couples and families.

CUCINA ENOTECA            

532 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 861-2222
Newport Beach
951 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 706-1416
Website (Irvine) | webside (Newport Beach) 
Hours: Sun - Thurs 11am - 9pm, Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm
About: Say hello to the sister restaurant of San Diego’s award winning CUCINA urbana! CUCINA enoteca’s menu features Italian classics with a modern twist, traditionally coursed or served family-style, and made with the freshest local, organic and sustainable ingredients.

The Laguna Canyon Winery            

 2133 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, Ca
Phone: (949) 715-9463

Hours: Closed Mondays, Tues - Sun 11am - 6pm
About: Laguna Canyon Winery is located in beautiful Laguna Beach. At Laguna Canyon we crush, press, ferment, oak barrel age, blend and bottle all of our wines here in the canyon under our exclusive new label of 'Laguna Canyon Winery'. Bring your friends and taste some incredible wines right in the heart of Laguna Canyon. Many wine events to choose from visit website or call for more information.


Orange Coast Winery            

 869 West 16th Street
Newport Beach,, CA. 92663
Phone: (949) 645-0400
Website | Map
Hours: Thurs - Fri 4pm -9 pm | Sat - Sun Noon - 8pm
About: We are an "Urban Micro-Winery" located in a light industrial section of Newport Beach at 869 West 16th Street. We are a winery, not a wine bar, which means we make our own wine, and do everything from crushing the grapes, aging it in oak barrels, putting the wine in bottles and everything in between. Just a few blocks from the ocean, our location is cool, fresh, and breezy. We have a fun and welcoming staff, and a great front and back bar for wine tasting and lounging. Come on in to check it out!



Pozzuoli Vineyard & Winery           

15481 Red Hill Avenue, Ste C
Tustin, CA. 92780
Phone: (714) 258-8817

Website | Map

Hours: Sat 1pm - 5pm, By Appointment Only
About: "Located just east of Paso Robles, California and nestled in the rolling hills of the Central Coast, lies our estate vineyard and winery. The property is located at an elevation of 950 ft above sea level, with great exposure to the south and south west sun. We have been undergoing construction of our new Tasting, Aging & Bottling Facility in Tustin, CA since May 1, 2011. It has been a long road to get to this point, and we are very excited to get things up and running. We expect to be open in April 2012. Our new facility will be used for barrel aging & bottling of our Paso Robles wines. We will also have wine tasting & sales + appetizers to accompany our wines."


Newport Beach
3131 W Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: (949) 999-6622
(at The District in Tustin)
2647 Park Avenue
Tustin, CA 92782
Phone: (714) 258-7600
Hours:NEWPORT BEACH Sun - Mon 5pm - 9:30pm, Tues - Thurs 5pm - 10pm, Fri - Sat 5pm - 10:30pm
TUSTIN Lunch daily 11:30am-2:30pm / Dinner Sun - Thurs 5pm-10pm, Fri - Sat 5pm-10:30pm
About: The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar pairs contemporary California regional cuisine, with a hip, vibrant, sophisticated setting, to create a cutting-edge dining experience. Located at The District in Tustin and in Newport Beach, the restaurants' wine lists offer diners a wide range of varietals from around the world. Guests can look into and even tour the restaurants' climate-controlled cellars, which can hold more than 6,000 bottles in Newport Beach and 7,500 bottles in Tustin!

More Wine Bars & Wine Boutiques in Orange County       

Amazing Grapes
29911 Aventura, Suites D & E
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Phone: (949) 888-WINE

Amorelia Mexican Cafe
2200 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: (949) 646-1422

Bacchus' Secret Cellar
6735 Quail Hill Pkwy 
Irvine, CA 92603
Phone: (949) 502-4600

Coastal Kitchen
34091 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 449-2822

Fly ‘N’ Fish Oyster Bar & Grill
2304 W Oceanfront
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: (949) 673-8400

Juliette Kitchen & Bar
1000 Bristol St N
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 752-5854

Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery
2128 Mesa Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 630-8662

Salt Creek Wine Company
30100 Town Center Drive, B-2
Laguna Niguel, Ca 92656
Phone: (949) 249-9463

Sealegs Wine Bar
21022 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 536-5700

Stonehill Tavern
1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 234-3318

The Capital Grille
3333 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 432-1140

The Wine Artist
21064 Bake Parkway, Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA
Phone: (949)297-3656

Twisted Vine
127 W Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 871-1200

Wine Gallery
2411 East Coast Highway, Suite #250
Corona del Mar, Ca 92625
Phone: (949) 675-3410

Yves’ Restaurant & Wine Bar
5753-A E Santa Ana Canyon Rd
Anaheim, CA 92807
Phone: (714) 637-3733

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