Bernard's Wine Gallery, a wine store with thousands of old and rare fine wines for sale, welcomes both wine neophytes and grizzled oenophiles to sip from its fine vat of liquefied vinefruits. Bernard Rosenson, who owns Bernard's Wine Gallery with his wife Cynthia, also owns Coquelicot Estate Vineyard, the organically farmed vineyard featured in this tasting. Six Coquelicot wines preside in the elegant tasting room, including the 2006 Bordeaux Blend, which won a gold medal at the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle wine competition for its dark, complex taste. Guests will swirl and sip in luxury, blissfully whisking away memories of Twilight Zone episodes where clubs of giant wine bottles attended a human tasting. Tastings run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Eighty-one-thousand vines grow across Malibu Family Wines' 90-acre vineyard, producing eight varietals in total, including cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc, and malbec. Once bottled and corked, many of the vineyard's Semler and Saddlerock wines end up at the tasting room in Los Olivos, a homey space with indoor and outdoor seating, occasional live music, and a large wooden tasting bar where customers are free to smell, sample, and swirl away. Those who enjoy the wines can rejoice knowing there's more where that came from?the vineyard expects to increase its vine total to 100,000 in the near future.
Nestled inside the Bonaventure Hotel, experienced masseuses maintain 10,000 square feet of pure serenity spread across 11 treatment rooms. Cordoned off into sections for men and women, the facility flaunts amenities such as hydro-jet showers with seven pulsing showerheads and saunas fogged with soothing vapor instead of fog machines stolen from middle-school dances. Bonaventure Club plucks massage techniques from all over the globe, including Thailand where therapists stretch frames with their hands, knees, and feet to amplify the client's flexibility and energy. Pre- or post-treament, clients can unwind in a relaxation lounge stocked with Perrier water, jasmine-rose tea, and snacks, while flipping through magazines or watching a big-screen TV.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking garage
Pro Tip: Enjoy an evening of great wine, food, beer, and musical entertainment at the Simply Wine Festival
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What sets your business apart from your competition?
We are a Festival in Los Angeles that is going to have Tesla Motors appearing at our event with a show-car and test drives. Some of the 30 wineries in attendance will be high-scoring, including Achaval-Ferrer, LeSaffre Wines, Gauchezco. Premium spirits brands, such as Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, and Tallarico Vodka will also pour. VIP admission includes an engraved wine glass, private seating, gift bag, tasting of higher-end libations, plus a test-drive of a new Tesla, and more.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
To help the Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties fulfill the dream of at least one child.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
"What an impressive lineup of wineries!"
The DoubleTree Irvine Spectrum puts a holiday spin on food, wine, and entertainment for Santa's Wine & Food Lovers Holiday Bash. Winemakers serve samples of premium boutique wines, pouring unlimited sips while elucidating the subtleties of their varietals. Meanwhile, chef Louis Giraud assembles two-bite appetizers, which are then dispatched throughout the room by convivial servers. The party vendors also supply samples of gourmet chocolates, cakes, olive oils, and energy drinks. Tucked into various corners, jewelers and retailers peddle artisan goods, and a tarot reader lends insight on future events. Guests who want to spread holiday cheer can bring an unwrapped toy, which will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
For 65 years, Jim’s Fallbrook Market's friendly and knowledgeable staff has guided shoppers through a superior selection of deli, dairy, and produce to stock locals' pantries with flavorful comestibles. Carnivores can regale in Jim's extensive bevy of meats sliced and diced by seasoned butchers who serve up Harris Ranch carne asada ($8.99/lb.) and savory portions of stuffed pork chops ($6.99/lb.). With fresh seafood delivered daily, shoppers can eschew edible top hats and dress up a dull meal with ahi tuna ($11.99/lb.), farm-raised salmon fillets ($13.49/lb.), or large scallops ($13.99/lb.). Finish off gastronomical bundles with a bottle of wine hand-picked from Jim's extensive wineporium packed with nectars from international lands (up to a $15 value). Patrons can opt to flood the palate with thirst-quenching droplets from a bottle of Midnight Cellars cabernet sauvignon ($11.89) or let the Queen of Hearts pinot noir trade poker tips with a gambling tongue ($12.49). Although not included in this Groupon, feasts can also be supplemented with offerings from Jim's deli, barbecue, and beer assortments.