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April 3, 2004
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- They are red, they are green, they can be shriveled and dried, squished for juice or squashed for jam. This year, grapes can add another tidbit to their resume as the theme of this summer's Orange County Fair. Fair officials announced the annual event's theme, "The Year of the Grape; Jammin' at the Fair." As in years past, the theme will color all aspects of the fair, from decorations to contests, said fair general manager Becky Bailey-Findley.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | September 17, 2007
When Jeffrey Dobkin and Julie Thompson-Dobkin started making wine in Newport Beach nine years ago, their winery was their garage — and their assistant grape pressers were 5 and 2 years old. The couple, who both work during the week as physicians, got acquainted with the wine business through friends who owned vineyards in Santa Barbara. Occasionally, the Dobkins volunteered to press grapes, and it wasn’t long before they got inspired to bottle their own brand. Their first attempt took place in 1998, with half a ton of grapes and eight very purple feet.
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By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | June 3, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — Local boutique winery owner Gus DeFalco's low-cost wines have something in common with the big-dollar bottles produced in California's established wine-making regions: the same grapes. DeFalco owns Orange Coast Winery, which opened in April. He gets his grapes — about 4,000 pounds per vineyard harvest — from growers in Napa, Sonoma, Amador, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, Mendocino, Santa Maria, Lodi and other swaths of California's wine country. His varietals average $12 to $24 per bottle.
NEWS
September 6, 2002
Newport library will show "Grapes of Wrath" The Newport Beach Central Library will present a free screening of "The Grapes of Wrath" at 5 p.m. Oct. 2 as part of a Steinbeck Centennial celebration. Tributes in this nationwide observance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author include "Bard of the People: The Life and Times of John Steinbeck" and "California Stories, Reading The Grapes of Wrath." Other Steinbeck features at the library will include a "Steinbeck, His Life & Times" photo exhibit to be on view starting Sept.
FEATURES
By Ron Vanderhoff | August 14, 2009
During August, I often hear an approaching green fig beetle before I see it. Out in the garden, it sounds like a jumbo jet coming in for a landing. These giant fig beetles are terrible navigators as they clumsily bump into almost anything that is in their way. Buzzing in circles and zig-zagging their way, they seem to be unable to distinguish a white wall from open sky. I hear the buzz, then whack! as it smacks into the house — or me. Momentarily dazed as it wiggles on its backside; stunned but no worse off after its crash landing.
NEWS
April 7, 2005
Here are some items the Planning Commission will consider tonight. WINERY PRODUCTION AND SALES To keep up a steady production level despite uncertain crop yields, the Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery needs to truck in more grapes. Richard Moriarty, owner of the Santa Ana Heights wine production facility, grows grapes on site but sometimes needs to import them to supplement his own crops. When the city Planning Director told him that processing imported grapes wasn't allowed under his existing permit, Moriarty appealed to the Planning Commission.
NEWS
November 16, 2003
Deirdre Newman Wine has been a constant magnet for Jeffrey Dobkin and his wife, Julie Thompson-Dobkin. The robust taste of red wines enticed them while they were in college, areas with bucolic vineyards appeal to them for vacation spots and for the past few years, they have felt the irresistible urge to make wine themselves. That desire led these Newport Beach residents to make their wine in Costa Mesa, making Thompkin Cellars the first winery in the city, they said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lauren Vane | July 23, 2006
When Don and Pam Brennan started making wine six years ago, they fermented their first batch in containers in their bath tub. To their delight, the Cabernet-Sauvignon came out quite well. That year, the couple won a bronze medal in the Orange County Fair's home winemaking competition and they still have some of the original bottles. Since their first wine they've branched out to make merlots and rosés. "We completely got sucked up," Brennan said. The Brennans are members of the Orange County Wine Society's Home Winemakers Group, which was on hand at the fair Saturday to create buzz about home winemaking.
NEWS
December 1, 2002
Paul Clinton You can jog on its trails. You can visit it for a bird-watching trip. And in the near future, you may just be able to enjoy the fruits of its soil. Richard Moriarty, the colorful Segerstrom heir with the rambunctious past, has been perfecting a Back Bay Bordeaux, fermented from grapes grown in soil bordering Upper Newport Bay. As the owner of Newport-Mesa's sole winery, the simply-named Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery, Moriarty says the somewhat arid climate is ideal for growing grapes.
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By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | June 3, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — Local boutique winery owner Gus DeFalco's low-cost wines have something in common with the big-dollar bottles produced in California's established wine-making regions: the same grapes. DeFalco owns Orange Coast Winery, which opened in April. He gets his grapes — about 4,000 pounds per vineyard harvest — from growers in Napa, Sonoma, Amador, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, Mendocino, Santa Maria, Lodi and other swaths of California's wine country. His varietals average $12 to $24 per bottle.
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FEATURES
By Ron Vanderhoff | August 14, 2009
During August, I often hear an approaching green fig beetle before I see it. Out in the garden, it sounds like a jumbo jet coming in for a landing. These giant fig beetles are terrible navigators as they clumsily bump into almost anything that is in their way. Buzzing in circles and zig-zagging their way, they seem to be unable to distinguish a white wall from open sky. I hear the buzz, then whack! as it smacks into the house — or me. Momentarily dazed as it wiggles on its backside; stunned but no worse off after its crash landing.
NEWS
November 19, 2007
Consuming small amounts of freeze-dried grape powder can stave off colon cancer, UCI researchers told oncologists at a conference in San Francisco Friday. Grapes contain resveratrol, which previous studies have linked to the most common form of colon cancer. UCI researchers worked with colon cancer patients for their study. They gave one group daily 20 milligram piles of resveratrol, one group 120 grams daily of grape powder mixed with water and a third group 80 grams of grape powder mixed with water.
BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | September 17, 2007
When Jeffrey Dobkin and Julie Thompson-Dobkin started making wine in Newport Beach nine years ago, their winery was their garage — and their assistant grape pressers were 5 and 2 years old. The couple, who both work during the week as physicians, got acquainted with the wine business through friends who owned vineyards in Santa Barbara. Occasionally, the Dobkins volunteered to press grapes, and it wasn’t long before they got inspired to bottle their own brand. Their first attempt took place in 1998, with half a ton of grapes and eight very purple feet.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lauren Vane | July 23, 2006
When Don and Pam Brennan started making wine six years ago, they fermented their first batch in containers in their bath tub. To their delight, the Cabernet-Sauvignon came out quite well. That year, the couple won a bronze medal in the Orange County Fair's home winemaking competition and they still have some of the original bottles. Since their first wine they've branched out to make merlots and rosés. "We completely got sucked up," Brennan said. The Brennans are members of the Orange County Wine Society's Home Winemakers Group, which was on hand at the fair Saturday to create buzz about home winemaking.
NEWS
May 29, 2005
Marisa O'Neil Those looking for a libation beyond traditional chardonnays and merlots are sampling fruits from the vine at the Newport Beach Food and Wine Festival this weekend. The festival at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort wraps up this morning with an 11 a.m. brunch featuring high-end Champagnes from some of the world's most prestigious makers. But so far the most popular part of the festival, which started Friday, was a pinot noir tasting, said Dieter Hissin, a director at the resort.
NEWS
April 12, 2005
Here are some items the Planning Commission considered Thursday. OCEAN BOULEVARD HEIGHT LIMIT Homeowners Doug and Sandi Jackson had requested permission to build a garage that is 2 1/2 feet taller than the height limit on Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar. They're building a new home on the bluff side, which can't be higher than the curb on the street above. The city uses the curb height limit to keep homes from blocking public views of the ocean from Ocean Boulevard.
NEWS
April 3, 2004
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- They are red, they are green, they can be shriveled and dried, squished for juice or squashed for jam. This year, grapes can add another tidbit to their resume as the theme of this summer's Orange County Fair. Fair officials announced the annual event's theme, "The Year of the Grape; Jammin' at the Fair." As in years past, the theme will color all aspects of the fair, from decorations to contests, said fair general manager Becky Bailey-Findley.
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