Red Wine

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    On the Line: Ellen Chen & Mario Del Pero Of Mendocino Farms, Part One

    Interviewing a duo of subjects is always more challenging interesting for me. I see the effort restaurants make in having two individuals represent the brand. It's a yin and yang when the two differ, but something else altogether when they are more similar than not. Take a look for yourself. What a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Clay Oven's Chef Geeta Bansal Will Be Doing a Dinner at the James Beard House; Check Out the Preview Dinner Next Monday

    Clay Oven's chef/owner Geeta Bansal was invited to host a dinner at the James Beard House in New York earlier this year, and will be staging the dinner at the end of this month -- Sept. 27 to be exact. She's one of the first female chefs from Orange County to make the trip, and will be doing a menu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2014

    Unpretentious Wine Thursday

    Bourbon Street Bar and Grill

  • Calendar

    August 8, 2013
  • Food

    March 14, 2013

    Two 40 South's Wine-a-Whirl

    How fun are the vino-vending machines at the Brea bistro? Very!

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Viñedos Malagón: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Limoncello

    The village of Francisco Zarco, the largest settlement in the Valle de Guadalupe, sits at the junction of Federal Highway 3 and the paved road leading to La Misión. It's a hive of activity at certain times of day; outdoor chicken grills line the main boulevard, and people drive up and down from sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    The Lost Bean Wine Bar Now Open In Tustin

    Back in July, Edwin reported news of a local coffeehouse expanding. We assumed it would be more seating for the cozy Lost Bean. We even experienced some of the demolition first hand, as dishware crashed from a shelf while they pounded on walls. However, they had something else in mind (not that we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Oh, You Fancy, Huh? Boxed Wine Now Comes In A High-Fashion Handbag

    Classy gals would never get caught lugging a Costco-sized cardboard box of wine to a party. But what if it was pretty? In an attempt to estrogen up a universal product (booze), a Swedish company has created the Vernissage "bag-in-bag" wine. It's your typical boxed wine with "a woman's touch." M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Wine In a Boat: Las Vendimias at Vena Cava

    How the Valle de Guadalupe has changed! Fifteen years ago, there were about a dozen wineries; now there are more than sixty, with more seemingly springing up every day. Ten years ago, what was being produced was quite frankly awful, sticky-sweet wine that couldn't have held a candle to Ernst and Jul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    2011 Beaujolais Nouveau, Our Drink of the Week!

    Rack up enough time at enough newspapers in enough places and you rack up freebies. Dance clubs and live jazz bars (Manchester, England); tabloid groupies (South Florida); wine tastings, movie tickets, theater (Atlanta, Georgia); title fights (Las Vegas). But one thing you rarely find is free booze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Chanel Owns a Winery--And Karl Lagerfeld is Designing the Label of a Special-Edition Bottle

    ​Hey, fashion-savvy friends. Your new must-have label for spring is . . . a wine label. According to Glamour, Chanel owns a winery, the centuries-old Chateau Rauzan-Segla in the Bordeaux region of France. Next month, it will release a special 2009 Gran Cru Classé to celebrate the chateau's 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Drunk After Work: Wildfish Seafood Grille

    Edwin GoeiThe Place: Wildfish Seafood Grille, 1370 Bison Ave., Newport Beach, (949) 720-9925; The Hours: Tues.-Sat., 4-7 p.m.; Sun.-Mon., 4-11 p.m.The Deal: $5-$8 appetizers. $6 wines by the glass. $6 Svedka Vodka martinis, mojitos, or margaritas.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    When Drinking Pink is Good: Battle Rosé

    Pink alcohol has long had a bad rap. From cosmos to white zin to Wasilla-distilled smoked salmon vodka, a glass of pink often points to a drinker with little taste, class or sanity. Or all three. We've done our share of salmon vodka bashing here on Stick a Fork in It as of late, but in the interest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Fiddlehead Cellars Sauvignon Blancs

    Chris A. Michaels/ / CC BY 2.0Santa Barbara Vines​If there was a moment for California wine--one in which it went from being something that only came from Napa and Sonoma or was just two buck chuck--and became something relevant in pop culture, it was the release of Sideways.

  • Food

    July 7, 2005

    Evenings of Wine and Coke

    Sipping gourmet vintages with a classy dame at La Maison Gourmet

  • Food

    April 7, 2005

    Less Whining By More Wining

    Appreciating the ways of the oenophile at Tannins

  • Food

    December 4, 2003

    Paris Hilton, Pinot Noir & Moi

    Devouring Lamburgers and Juicy Gossip at Plums

  • Food

    October 16, 2003

    Mona Lisa Lard-Ass

    Fat man relives The Shining at Disneys Napa Rose

  • Food

    July 20, 2000

    Champagne Curiosity

    If youre rich, you already know about the Golden Truffle, so keep moving. The rest of you may stay