Wendy

Searching for a Newsletter Editor and Publisher

The Board of Directors regretfully announces that our Wine Press Editor-in-Chief, Michelle Philo, is stepping down. Michelle has served as our Editor for over four years. Her humor, expertise, and interaction will be truly missed. We thank her and wish her well in all her endeavors. As you know, our newsletter is the hub for […]
This content is only available to members.

Commercial Competition Wrap-Up

The 2016 Commercial Wine Competition was held June 4 and 5 at the Costa Mesa Hilton Hotel. Our 40th year celebration of this event was a great success and it was all due to the outstanding efforts of our many volunteers! Each year, the judges tell us how organized this event is and they look […]
This content is only available to members.

Meritage & Components Mini-Tasting Results

A total of 90 members and guests attended the April Mini-Tasting at five host sites. The blind tasting consisted of five flights of two wines each. The following wines were tasted as either a single varietal or as Meritage blends – Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. The top three favorite wines of […]
This content is only available to members.

Scholarship Fund Thank You Note

Dear Orange County Wine Society, Thank you for making me a recipient of the Orange County wine Society Scholarship. I appreciate the generous support towards my educational goals. I am currently enrolled in the culinary arts program at Orange Coast College, from which I am hoping to gain a degree in Advanced Baking and Pastry. […]
This content is only available to members.

Call for New Member Ambassadors

The Orange County Wine Society is continuing to seek members to volunteer as ambassadors to new members. It does not take a great deal of time. You will be given one or two names each month and your job will be to call the newest members and welcome them to the Wine Society, talk to […]
This content is only available to members.

New Member Mixer

On Sunday, April 17, 38 new members attended a New Member Mixer. After an hour of socializing and enjoying wine and light snacks including garlic shrimp ceviche, marinated Ahi tuna, olive tempanada and a variety of cheeses, board members and event chairs explained the many activities of OCWS. We would like to give a special […]
This content is only available to members.

Scholarship Fund Thank You

Dear Orange County Wine Society, Thank you for your generous donation of $1,500. This donation will help me finish my last two semesters in the Culinary Program and receive my AS in Culinary Arts. This generous scholarship has helped me get with the various expenses accrued through my time on the Hot Foods Team at […]
This content is only available to members.

Scholarship Fund Thank You Note

I wish to extend my greatest appreciation for your generous gift in support of my education as a Masters student at the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology. It has given me the opportunity to attend one of the best schools and departments in the nation. I intend to work diligently to excel academically […]
This content is only available to members.

Featured Member: Jim Burk

Jim Burk has been a long time member of the Orange County Wine Society. You can often find him behind the camera at Wine Society events, encouraging members to smile and pose for the camera. Jim’s pictures are made available on the OCWS website for all members to view. Jim’s fascination with photography began when […]
This content is only available to members.

February Mini-Tasting Results: Rhone Wines

A total of 71 members and guests attended the February Mini-Tasting at four host sites. The blind tasting consisted of five flights of two wines each. The following Rhone wines were tasted as either a single varietal or as white or red blends – Counoise, Grenache, Marsanne, Mourvedre, Rousanne, Syrah, Tannat, and Viognier. The top three […]
This content is only available to members.