Craft Beer 101 – Bitter Beer

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Whether you're trying to impress your friends at the bar or you're an avid beer drinker, Greg Nagel of OCbeerblog.com and our weekly Brewday Monday: Craft Beer 101 Q&A will give you something to talk about. Q: What makes a beer bitter? A: Hops do, silly! Inside of a hop cone there are sticky yellow resins and oils called ‘lupulin glands’. When … [Read more...]

Ask A Wino – Red or White?

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C4 Deli Resident Bartender, Wine Purchaser and Texas native James Hall is the person you want on your best buddy list. Look out for his 'red and white' insight every Wednesday on our Wino Wednesday: Ask  A Wino Q&A. Q: White wine or red wine, which is better for your health? A: There is a commonly held belief that red wine is healthier than white … [Read more...]

Craft Beer 101- Cheese Pairing

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Whether you're trying to impress your friends at the bar or you're an avid beer drinker, Greg Nagel of OCbeerblog.com and our weekly Brewday Monday: Craft Beer 101 Q&A will give you something to talk about. Q: What pairs better with cheese, beer or wine? A: The short answer is both, but I’ve heard an argument recently that too good to not share: … [Read more...]

Chef Shuffle – DoubleTree Santa Ana

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Who is that Chef and where is he now? If you want to add your favorite just comment below and we'll add your faves to our Chef Shuffle. -Chef James Chavez is now the Executive Chef at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Santa Ana. 04/02/14 -Chef Christophe Jardillier is the new French Chef at The Globe - Belgian GastroPub in Garden Grove. 04/01/14 -Red Owl … [Read more...]

Ask A Wino – Wine Language

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C4 Deli Resident Bartender, Wine Purchaser and Texas native James Wall is the person you want on your best buddy list. Look out for his 'red and white' insight every Wednesday on our Wino Wednesday: Ask  A Wino Q&A. Q: What are some good wine words/lingo? A: Good question my curious wine newbie. I am going to embrace your question this week and … [Read more...]

Overnight Sensation – Hyatt Regency – Indian Wells – April 2014

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Just a couple of hours drive away; a getaway to Hyatt Regency Indian Wells allows you to indulge in luxury. A 45-acre desert oasis of endless sunshine and warm hospitality awaits you at the elegant Coachella Valley, California hotel. Occupy your days relaxing in the award-winning spa, playing championship golf, swimming in one of seven inviting pools and … [Read more...]

Craft Beer 101 – Firkfest Wrap-up

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Whether you're trying to impress your friends at the bar or you're an avid beer drinker, Greg Nagel of OCbeerblog.com and our weekly Brewday Monday: Craft Beer 101 Q&A will give you something to talk about. Check out the wrap-up of Firkfest from Chase Dipple who writes Chasecraftbeer.com “Good people drink good beer.” Are the true words uttered by … [Read more...]

Ask A Wino – Sweet Wine

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C4 Deli Resident Bartender, Wine Purchaser and Texas native James Wall is the person you want on your best buddy list. Look out for his 'red and white' insight every Wednesday on our Wino Wednesday: Ask  A Wino Q&A. Q: What makes a wine sweet? A: The sweeter the wine the more table sugar was added to the bottle, correct? No. While, this is true of … [Read more...]

Ask a Wino – Tannin

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C4 Deli Resident Bartender, Wine Purchaser and Texas native James Wall is the person you want on your best buddy list. Look out for his 'red and white' insight every Wednesday on our Wino Wednesday: Ask  A Wino Q&A. Q: What is tannin? A: No, the “g” of tanning was not accidentally left off; tannin is in fact a real word closely associated with your … [Read more...]

Craft Beer 101 – Temperature

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Whether you're trying to impress your friends at the bar or you're an avid beer drinker, Greg Nagel of OCbeerblog.com and our weekly Brewday Monday: Craft Beer 101 Q&A will give you something to talk about. Q: What is/is there an ideal temperature to drink beer and does this vary by type of beer? A: Temperature has a huge impact on beer … [Read more...]

Cheers to Francis Ford Coppola Wines

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Try a brilliant series of wines from Francis Ford Coppola, featuring the Coppola Diamond Collection Black Label Claret, Director’s Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and Sofia Blanc de Blanc. The Diamond Collection Black Label Claret, layered with flavors of blackberry, cassis and roasted espresso and moreover, a Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine, blended in the classic … [Read more...]