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Wine 101
Wine is one of the most popular beverages in the world.  It is also one of the most intimidating.  Between the different types of wines that are available and the seemingly complex rules that lie behind wine’s true enjoyment, getting into the world of wine can almost feel like attempting to learn a new language.  However, as daunting as wine can be, all that is really needed to gain an appreciation for wine is to have a passing knowledge of the basic terms and styles that may be discussed in a wine tasting room.... Learn More 


Resveratrol in Red Wine Wards Off Obesity

Drinking modest amounts of red wine, at least for men, has health benefits. One reason why? 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 be a weapon in the fight against obesity… Read More »


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… Read More »


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… Read More »Wine Cocktails and RecipesFor great wine drinks with a twist at home try a Glamour Girl Wine Martini or a Something Blue Wine Cocktail. Check out these great wine recipes >>  


Eno Wine Room

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

One Ritz-Carlton Dr.
Dana Point, CA. 92629
Phone: (949) 240-2000

Website
Hours:Tuesday through Thursday 5 to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 5 to 11 p.m.
About: Immerse yourself in the splendor of the California Riviera, while savoring the culinary world's three most beloved indulgences! Experience the newest ENO location, at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Decorated in rich, sexy hues of walnut, silver, coral, and tangerine, our wine-tasting room evokes the atmosphere of a contemporary masterpiece. We're truly a luxurious alternative to traditional Southern California wine clubs and bars. Select from up to 500 varieties of wine in 1,500 bottles - many of which are stored in our illuminated, floor-to-ceiling glass tower. Enjoy a rotating selection of 50 cheeses … served with freshly baked breads, Spanish Marcona almonds, and olives tossed in olive oil and rosemary. Delight in our acclaimed collection of chocolates, hand-crafted by world-class international chocolatiers as well as local artisans.



The Laguna Canyon Winery    

The Laguna Canyon Winery - WineTasting

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

Website
Email: info@LagunaCanyonWinery.com
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    

Orange Coast Winery

869 West 16th Street
Newport Beach,, CA. 92663
Phone: (949) 645-0400

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Hours: Thurs - Fri 4pm-9pm | Sat - Sun Noon-8pm
Food Pairing: Gourmet Cheese plates, tapas, & desserts!
Reservations: Recommended for groups of 6 or more
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

Pozzuoli Vineyard & Winery
Tasting Room
15481 Red Hill Avenue, Ste C
Tustin, CA. 92780
Phone: (714) 258-8817

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Hours: Wed - Thurs 4pm-8pm 

Fri - Sat 11am-8pm

Sun 11am-3pm

(Closed Monday & Tuesday)
Food Pairing: Wine flights paired with appetizers prepared on site!
$$ Deals and Specials: Wine Club Members enjoy 10%-20% discounts off all wines, olive oil & merchandise in the store. We also offer 10% Case discounts and 5% 6-bottle discounts.
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."

                       





More Wine Bars & Wine Boutiques

in Orange County



Amazing Grapes
29911 Aventura, Suites D & E
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Phone: (949) 888-WINE
Website
Hours: Monday 10am-8pm,

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-9pm,

Sunday noon-6pm



Bacchus' Secret Cellar
6735 Quail Hill Pkwy

Irvine, CA 92603
Phone: (949) 502-4600

Website
Hours: Monday - Thursday 11am-10pm,

Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm,

Sun 11 am-8 pm
About: Bacchus’ Secret Cellar is an upscale Wine Shoppe & Wine Bar offering over 600 labels from around the world. Wines are complimented by gourmet appetizers offered on a limited menu. Live music is scheduled every Friday night



Brix
16635 Pacific Coast Highway
Sunset Beach, CA 90742
Phone: (866) 375-2749

Website
Hours: Sunday-Tuesday 3 pm-8 pm,

Wednesday -Thursday 3-10pm,

Friday -Saturday 2-10pm



From The Vine
23874 Aliso Creek Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92656
Phone: (949) 448-8814

Website
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:30 am-8 pm,

Saturday noon- 8 pm,

Sunday noon- 6 pm



Hamilton Oaks Vineyard
31111 Hamilton Trail
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
Phone: (949) 459-6913



La Maison Gourmet
27772 Vista del Lago, Suite B-15
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: (949) 916-4810

Website
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10am-7pm,

Friday 10am-8 pm, Saturday 10am-7 pm,

Sunday 11am-5pm



Lucca Cafe and Wine Bar
6507 Quail Hill Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92603
Phone: (949) 725-1773

Website
Hours: Cheese and Wine shop open daily from 9am - 9pm



Napa Rose
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
1600 S. Disneyland Dr.

Anaheim, CA. 92802
Phone: (714) 300-7170
Services: Dinner only



Napa Valley Wine Bar
31781 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: (949) 493-6272

Website
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 6pm- 10 pm,

Friday 4pm-11pm,

Saturday 2 pm-11 pm,

Sunday 2pm - 9pm



Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery
20362 Birch Street
Newport Beach, CA92660
Phone: (949) 645-2200



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

Website
Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 10am -7pm,

Thursday-Saturday 10am- 9 pm,

Sunday noon - 6pm



Symposium Wine Bar
2963 Michelson Dr., Suite B
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 863-6929

Website
Hours: Monday-Thursday 5pm-midnight,

Friday-Saturday 5pm - 1am



Vine Wine Country Cuisine
211 N. El Camino Real
San Clemente, Ca
Phone: (949) 361-3079

Website
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 5:30pm-10pm,

Saturday 5pm-10pm



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

Website
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-7 pm,

Saturday-Sunday noon-5pm



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

Website
Hours: Monday- Saturday 11am-8pm,

Sunday noon- 6 pm
About: The Wine Gallery, located in the heart of old town Corona del Mar, California, was founded in 1999 by long time local residents Jeff Schroeder and Chris Olsen.



Wine Salon
at The Hanford Hotel
3131 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 557-3000

Website                      
Hours: See website or call
About:  Sip. Savor. Swoon....Have a crush on wine? So do we. That's why The Hotel Hanford invites you to experience the heady fragrance of a fine cabernet or the crystalline nature of a pristine Sauvignon Blanc at the ultimate venue --

our Wine Salon. Here, you can indulge in one of our tantalizing tastings in an exclusive setting. Our wine expert has dedicated more than 25 years to creating exquisite wine tastings and dinners that explore and explain the world of wine.

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