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By Marilyn Trefz | July 21, 2009
On the heels of Sage on the Coast's recent successes with Tablas Creek and Arcadian wineries, the restaurant have decided to host two wineries in one evening.  Kathleen Spillane of Domaine Serene and Steve Rigisich co-founder of Ketcham Estate will be on hand to discuss their world-class wines. Domaine Serene has established itself as one of the Northwest’s top wineries.  Recent accolades have come from the Wine Advocate, the Wine Spectator and The Wall Street Journal - “Best Pinot in Oregon.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2008
Scott’s Seafood in South Coast Plaza is currently holding happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The happy hour is appropriately titled “$ix ‘til Six,” as lounge appetizers and premium specialty martinis cost $6 while bottles of sparkling wine go for $10. On the appetizer menu are selections such as salmon spring rolls, shrimp and scallop ceviche, cheesecake-stuffed beignets and beef empanadas with guajillo....
ENTERTAINMENT
By Heather Youmans | September 20, 2012
Wine lovers will help underserved youth get to college during the Wooden Floor's sixth annual Keep the Promise wine tasting benefit. Proceeds will go to the Santa Ana-based after-school program, which provides arts and educational programs to 375 low-income youth annually. Community support enables year-round academic programs, pre-collegiate mentoring, college scholarships and family services to be offered free of charge. Former Wooden Floor board member John Markley and his wife, Janice, created Keep the Promise to host the most distinguished wine tasting in Orange County, and in turn, generate the most impact for the students.
NEWS
March 18, 2005
Greer Wylder There's a hidden gem at the Lido Marina Village -- Overstreet's Wine Bar & Merchant. An intimate wine connoisseur's paradise, Overstreet's is a place to enjoy fine wines and cocktails, sample cheeses and order from a tapas-style dinner menu, all while listening to live jazz. The wine bar has an excellent pedigree. Its founders, Chris and Dennis Overstreet, also own Le Quai restaurant on the Newport Beach waterfront and the Wine Merchant, a premier wine shop in Beverly Hills.
NEWS
March 8, 2001
As a restaurant writer, I spend a lot of time talking about food. I'm constantly telling you, my readers, what I think of a particular restaurant, what some of my favorites are and why. What I don't get to talk enough about is wine. This is, in part, because I'm not an expert on wine. I'm just learning the various regions in Bordeaux, and Burgundies are still somewhat of a mystery. But I know one thing: Food and wine are meant to be enjoyed together.
NEWS
February 2, 2002
Throughout the month, South Coast Plaza retailers are having their first-ever bridal event, "Wonderful Weddings Begin at South Coast Plaza." The center will be filled with ideas for future brides and grooms. There will be wedding-related in-store events, personal appearances, special collections and trunk shows. The stores offer unlimited choices for wedding preparations, including invitations, wedding dresses, tuxedos, makeup, hair and accessories, jewelry, and gift registries.
NEWS
By: Greer Wylder | August 12, 2005
Ordering wine by the glass is usually as appealing as selecting bottles of wine at a convenience store. The selection is limited, the quality suspect and the expectations low. But at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, you can order 100 serious wines by the glass. The selection includes such finds as the fruity 2003 Saint M. Riesling; the medium-bodied 2003 Veranda Chardonnay; and the crisp and dry 2003 Wattle Creek Sauvignon Blanc. The beauty of this by-the-glass bounty is that you can try all three of these wines without the expense or waste of buying the full bottles.
NEWS
June 13, 2003
Greer Wylder Capri Blu Ristorante opened early January in an unlikely location, in former office spaces, adjacent to one of Newport's best shopping destinations: Westcliff Court on Westcliff Drive. Locals weren't used to seeing blue and white umbrellas in front of the stark building with a steel blue granite facade. It took a while to realize it was a restaurant. The interior was stripped of its office decor, and a drastic remodel transformed the space into a comfortable restaurant with a separate full bar area.
NEWS
February 11, 2005
Greer Wylder It's Valentine's Day weekend, and now is a great time to take your special someone to Newport's most romantic restaurant on the water, Le Quai (pronounced "le-kay") in the Cannery Village. The intimate al fresco restaurant has just 12 tables, each with bay views. Moonbeams shine through the transparent cathedral ceiling; romantic lights suspend from the awnings; lovely fresh flowers float in vases. Le Quai's fine wines and French-inspired cuisine are married here.
NEWS
By JAMES P. GRAY | March 14, 2009
It’s easy to have a small fortune in the winemaking business, I’m told. All you have to do is to start with a large fortune. But for years I have wondered about this seemingly mysterious process in the world of winemaking that begins with cultivation, and ends in gratification. So I asked my good friend Ron Kohut, who had moved to Santa Rosa a few years ago and is now the winemaker of his own Renegade Winery, about some of the things on my mind. My first question was about wine pricing.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Heather Youmans | September 20, 2012
Wine lovers will help underserved youth get to college during the Wooden Floor's sixth annual Keep the Promise wine tasting benefit. Proceeds will go to the Santa Ana-based after-school program, which provides arts and educational programs to 375 low-income youth annually. Community support enables year-round academic programs, pre-collegiate mentoring, college scholarships and family services to be offered free of charge. Former Wooden Floor board member John Markley and his wife, Janice, created Keep the Promise to host the most distinguished wine tasting in Orange County, and in turn, generate the most impact for the students.
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LOCAL
By Marilyn Trefz | July 21, 2009
On the heels of Sage on the Coast's recent successes with Tablas Creek and Arcadian wineries, the restaurant have decided to host two wineries in one evening.  Kathleen Spillane of Domaine Serene and Steve Rigisich co-founder of Ketcham Estate will be on hand to discuss their world-class wines. Domaine Serene has established itself as one of the Northwest’s top wineries.  Recent accolades have come from the Wine Advocate, the Wine Spectator and The Wall Street Journal - “Best Pinot in Oregon.
NEWS
By JAMES P. GRAY | March 14, 2009
It’s easy to have a small fortune in the winemaking business, I’m told. All you have to do is to start with a large fortune. But for years I have wondered about this seemingly mysterious process in the world of winemaking that begins with cultivation, and ends in gratification. So I asked my good friend Ron Kohut, who had moved to Santa Rosa a few years ago and is now the winemaker of his own Renegade Winery, about some of the things on my mind. My first question was about wine pricing.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2008
Scott’s Seafood in South Coast Plaza is currently holding happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The happy hour is appropriately titled “$ix ‘til Six,” as lounge appetizers and premium specialty martinis cost $6 while bottles of sparkling wine go for $10. On the appetizer menu are selections such as salmon spring rolls, shrimp and scallop ceviche, cheesecake-stuffed beignets and beef empanadas with guajillo....
NEWS
By: Greer Wylder | August 12, 2005
Ordering wine by the glass is usually as appealing as selecting bottles of wine at a convenience store. The selection is limited, the quality suspect and the expectations low. But at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, you can order 100 serious wines by the glass. The selection includes such finds as the fruity 2003 Saint M. Riesling; the medium-bodied 2003 Veranda Chardonnay; and the crisp and dry 2003 Wattle Creek Sauvignon Blanc. The beauty of this by-the-glass bounty is that you can try all three of these wines without the expense or waste of buying the full bottles.
NEWS
March 18, 2005
Greer Wylder There's a hidden gem at the Lido Marina Village -- Overstreet's Wine Bar & Merchant. An intimate wine connoisseur's paradise, Overstreet's is a place to enjoy fine wines and cocktails, sample cheeses and order from a tapas-style dinner menu, all while listening to live jazz. The wine bar has an excellent pedigree. Its founders, Chris and Dennis Overstreet, also own Le Quai restaurant on the Newport Beach waterfront and the Wine Merchant, a premier wine shop in Beverly Hills.
NEWS
February 11, 2005
Greer Wylder It's Valentine's Day weekend, and now is a great time to take your special someone to Newport's most romantic restaurant on the water, Le Quai (pronounced "le-kay") in the Cannery Village. The intimate al fresco restaurant has just 12 tables, each with bay views. Moonbeams shine through the transparent cathedral ceiling; romantic lights suspend from the awnings; lovely fresh flowers float in vases. Le Quai's fine wines and French-inspired cuisine are married here.
NEWS
June 13, 2003
Greer Wylder Capri Blu Ristorante opened early January in an unlikely location, in former office spaces, adjacent to one of Newport's best shopping destinations: Westcliff Court on Westcliff Drive. Locals weren't used to seeing blue and white umbrellas in front of the stark building with a steel blue granite facade. It took a while to realize it was a restaurant. The interior was stripped of its office decor, and a drastic remodel transformed the space into a comfortable restaurant with a separate full bar area.
NEWS
February 2, 2002
Throughout the month, South Coast Plaza retailers are having their first-ever bridal event, "Wonderful Weddings Begin at South Coast Plaza." The center will be filled with ideas for future brides and grooms. There will be wedding-related in-store events, personal appearances, special collections and trunk shows. The stores offer unlimited choices for wedding preparations, including invitations, wedding dresses, tuxedos, makeup, hair and accessories, jewelry, and gift registries.
NEWS
March 8, 2001
As a restaurant writer, I spend a lot of time talking about food. I'm constantly telling you, my readers, what I think of a particular restaurant, what some of my favorites are and why. What I don't get to talk enough about is wine. This is, in part, because I'm not an expert on wine. I'm just learning the various regions in Bordeaux, and Burgundies are still somewhat of a mystery. But I know one thing: Food and wine are meant to be enjoyed together.
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