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Date-Night Dining

Tantalizing options abound when it comes to selecting the perfect romantic locale in Laguna Beach. By Victoria Kertz and Laguna Beach...

In Vino Veritas: Guadalupe Valley Wine

When renowned Mexican winemaker Hugo D’Acosta realized that his half of his vineyards in Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley were planted in sand...

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: 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: Skyloft Savory Selections

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

Perfect Pairings: Sommeliers’ Secrets to Food and Wine

Wine lists—even the less lengthy ones—can be intimidating. From a crisp, bright sauvignon blanc to a bold, savory cabernet,...

Long Weekend in Wine Country

A quick trip to Sonoma is the perfect girlfriend getaway. By Katherine Duncan   Family and work obligations can make it difficult to...