Not in a million year would I have ever imagined walking into a wine store. Why? Because I don’t drink at all. But OC Wine Mart & Wine Tasting Bar is different from all the other wine stores or wine tasting bars. Julie, the owner, regularly hosts events to introduce new wines, beer, or other […]


Irvine’s OC Wine Mart has been open only since December, but it’s bullish about the local market. How bullish, you ask? Optimistic enough to spend $50,000 on two new enomatic wine bars — Italian-made contraptions that keep wine in an oxygen-free environment after it’s opened and automatically measure out one-ounce pours to those who want […]


Nestled in a strip mall in middle of the business district of Irvine, is one of Orange County’s best kept secrets and a rarity in the wine tasting industry, the OC Wine Mart. I work in the area, just off Michelson and Jamboree, and never noticed this venue. From the outside it looks like any […]