Mini-Tastings are blind tasting potluck dinners held at select members homes for a small group of approximately 18 members and their guests. This event theme is Meritage Reds. The event organizer will send each attendee their specific location and host name one week prior to the event date.
The holiday season is right around the corner! Get in the holiday spirit and join your fellow Wine Society members at our annual Holiday Dinner & Dance. The festivities take place on Saturday, December 3rd at The Atrium Hotel in Irvine. The evening begins with champagne and passed appetizers from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Dinner […]
Mini-Tastings are held at various host sites around Orange County where the attendees are given a blind wine tasting on the varietals for the event. Each attendee brings a potluck dish to share during the dinner that is held during this tasting of wine. This Gold Medal tasting will have various varietals that won Gold Medals or higher during the OC Fair Commercial Competition.
The most popular grape among American wine drinkers is Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon produces wines with deep, dark colors that offer complex scents and concentrated flavors ranging from blackberries, crème de cassis, black cherries, boysenberry, blueberry and chocolate when young, to fragrances of tobacco, truffle, cedar wood, earth, lead pencil and leather when mature. Hosts: […]
Pinot Noir is the wine considered by many to be the “holy grail” of wine. This temperamental grape varietal requires warm daytime and cool evening temperatures and is partial to coastal climates. Plantings in California began in the 1940s with a significant push in Sonoma starting in the 1960s. Today, high quality Pinots are produced […]
The Annual Business Meeting, which is free to all OCWS members, will be held this year on Friday, September 6, beginning promptly at 7:00 pm and held at Baja Blues Restaurant located within the fairgrounds near Gate 5. There is no limitation on the number of members who may attend; however, the meeting is strictly for […]
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR THIS DATE AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER TIME. *** Please expect to be present for the entire event. No early check-outs! *** The OCWS Wine Auction is right around the corner. This is a members-only opportunity to purchase outstanding wines of all varietals at great prices! Place […]