Golden Opportunities

The OC Fair Commercial Wine Competition has long been a cornerstone of the Orange County Wine Society. What started out as a humble endeavor to feature California’s burgeoning wine industry […]

President’s Message

The Ultimate Commitment to Judging The title of wine judge conjures up an image of a triumphant taster proudly awarding a gold medal and brandishing a winning bottle. However, this […]

The Courtyard at the OC Fair Set-up, Tear-Down Team of Volunteers Needed

One of the BEST locations at the OC Fair is The Courtyard, an attractive and safe place to be while appreciating award-winning wines and supporting the largest source of OCWS […]

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Mini-Tastings – The Results Are In

The May Pinot Mini-Tasting was held at seven sites (members’ homes) across the county, with over 100 people enjoying 10 wines paired with dishes prepared by the attendees. The wines […]

Chef of the Evening

Wendy Taylor took home accolades for her Cassoulet dish at March’s Rhone Mini-Tasting. It was Wendy’s first time making this recipe “I also never had used Duck Confit before,” says […]

Wine Auction Enjoys Successful Turnout

It has been my privilege to chair the OCWS Wine Auction for the third year in a row.  Many hours of preparation went into our second largest fundraiser of the […]

Courtyard Transformed Into Tropical Paradise

Twice a year, the OCWS holds events for the membership of the Orange County Wine Society. This year, the spring event was held April 30 at The Courtyard on the […]

Bottles in the Birdhouse

Story & Photos by Greg Risling Pay one visit to the home of Betty Jo and Jay Newell in Yorba Linda and you will know why they enjoy hosting mini-tastings, […]

President’s Message

Life is all about how you handle Plan B—this is what the coaster on my desk says and is a constant reminder to me that life has a way of […]

Chef of the Evening

Tamara Reddy says she had some creme de cassis on hand she had brought home from a trip around the wine regions of France and wanted to use it in […]