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Posts by: Kristin Scharkey

Court Quest: Q&A with Aspiring Master Sommelier Troy Smith

On March 7, some of the country’s top sommeliers will descend on three U.S. cities—Atlanta, Dallas and San Francisco—to take on...

Laguna Uncorked: Where to Sip Bubbly on Valentine’s Day

Nothing says romance like the clink of two glasses of bubbly. But ‘cheers’ are no longer relegated to lingering gazes over a candlelit...

Laguna Uncorked: Five Wines to Try at Watermarc

  Chef Marc Cohen’s South Coast Highway restaurant Watermarc has long been known for its contemporary grazing plates—16 options...

Laguna Uncorked: Why You Should Be Drinking German Riesling in 2016

With January comes new resolutions, and there’s one you should put on your list for 2016: drinking German riesling. Undoubtedly the...

Laguna Uncorked: Five Tips for Choosing Holiday Glassware

Last week, I arrived at a dinner party with 2013 Loca tempranillo in hand to find that the host did not own any red wine glasses. We were...

Laguna Uncorked: Top Spots to Drink Wine Before Noon

A few weeks ago, I joined a wine club that curates monthly selections based on a survey of your palate profile—I prefer milk chocolate...

Laguna Uncorked: The Art of Bottling a Brand with Speak Wines

With the holidays fast approaching, those of us who have procrastinated on finding the perfect presents for loved ones are starting to feel...

Laguna Uncorked: Top Chef Premiere Pairings at Broadway by Amar Santana

  Tonight, Laguna’s own Amar Santana will make his television debut on the premiere of Bravo’s 13th season of “Top Chef,” a...

Laguna Uncorked: Skyloft Savory Selections

The month of November brings Laguna Beach’s foray into smokehouse barbecue, as local restaurateur Ivan Spiers’ latest concept, Skyloft,...