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  • Newport Beach to party with beer, bands, wine, barbecue, athletes

    A charity event can be a dinner, a walk, an auction or, as Newport Beach is demonstrating this weekend, a rollicking party. The Newport Beach Party, a community celebration running Friday through Sunday at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina,...
  • What to drink with that movie? Red wine with 'Jurassic,' beer with 'Fantastic Four'

    What to drink with that movie? Red wine with 'Jurassic,' beer with 'Fantastic Four'
    After scanning the reviews and checking showtimes, you've decided which movie to see. You turn in your ticket and head for the concession counter. Now comes another decision: a glass of wine sounds good. But which wine will go best with the movie? Or...
  • Celebrating America's wines, 50 states at a time

    Celebrating America's wines, 50 states at a time
    How many bottles of wine does it take to make a perfect Fourth of July celebration? For Lenard Davis, a longtime Newport Beach resident, it takes 50 bottles — one from each state of the union — to really get the party started. The 62-year-...
  • Starbucks gets OK to serve beer, wine at Fashion Island

    Patrons looking for an alternative to coffee in the evening will find new options at the Starbucks' Fashion Island location in coming months. Newport Beach's zoning administrator approved a use permit Thursday afternoon for the coffeehouse to serve beer...
  • Festival pops its first cork

    "Try one," said Bruno Massuger as he presented a lobster crostini appetizer to a guest at a preview in August for the upcoming Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival. The canape, spooned with lobster, chopped mango and onions, was a temptation too strong to...
  • Wine-tasting to benefit poor children

    The Big Canyon Country Club will host a wine-tasting benefit Thursday for the Wooden Floor, a Santa Ana nonprofit that offers dance classes for low-income children. The seventh annual Keep the Promise Wine Tasting Benefit begins at 6 p.m. at the...
  • A Word, Please: If you choose to exclaim, follow the rules

    Recently I dusted off an old paperback copy of "Oliver Twist." Flipping through, I landed on page 121, where I read the following passage. "Hold your tongue, sir!" said Mr. Fang, peremptorily. "I will not, sir!" replied the old gentleman. "Hold your...
  • Business uses wine barrels as building blocks

    Business uses wine barrels as building blocks
    While John Heilman uses wine barrels to build furniture and other household items, he admits he isn't much of an aficionado. "I've never been a wine drinker," he said. "When I do buy it, I like my bottles under 10 bucks." The Costa Mesa resident was...
  • New mayor greets residents

    New mayor greets residents
    For newly selected Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill, the upcoming year will be marked by an emphasis on celebrating the city and the services it provides. So, he thought, what better way to begin spreading this message than through the wine-and-cheese...
  • The Crowd: Taking a SPIN for a good cause

    The Crowd: Taking a SPIN for a good cause
    "2013 marked our 25th anniversary, and this year's gala was, fittingly, the most successful we have ever had," commented Jean Wegener, executive director of Serving People In Need (SPIN). More than 380 generous patrons joined forces Nov. 1 in the...
  • Ensenada brings Newport to Newporters

    Ensenada brings Newport to Newporters
    ENSENADA, MEXICO — Before lunch began, Commodore Chuck Iverson sat in the back corner of a restaurant, reviewing the guest list. It seemed a generic Newport Beach scene: place settings arranged on white tablecloths. Ocean view. Members of the...
  • Biz News: Winery adds another O.C. location

    The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar opened its second location in Orange County last week, at 3131 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach, overlooking the marina. The restaurant aims to provide an experience similar to that at its flagship location, at The...