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Best Wine Stores In Orange County

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While the occasional shot of alcohol or pint of beer might satisfy your wilder side, there is nothing quite like a glass of fine wine. From red to white, Orange County has plenty of wine stores to meet your winery cravings, offering a fairly wide variety. Since wine is a such a personal and social experience, finding a wine store with the correct staff that can complement your food with the correct blend is beyond valuable.

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Hi-Time Wine Cellars
250 Ogle St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 650-8463

The winner of many "Best Of" awards in the past few years, Hi-Time Wine Cellars is the gold standard for the industry in Orange County. The customer service is unparalleled and the expertise in just about every region of the creation of wine is the key to its success. The place is owned and operated by one family and its more than 50 years of experience in a single location makes for one historic wine store. Be sure to join the wine club.

A shopper shops for France made red wine
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Total Wine & More
2952 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 665-4257

Total Wine in Tustin is going to give you the best bang for your buck, something worthwhile when you're trying to dine finely in this economy. The selection here is ginormous and it sells a wide variety of craft beers as well, allowing you to create your own custom six-pack. It claims to have the most options and offers more than 2,000 bottles under $10, so anyone can find something to bring home. Swing by Total Wine before any gathering to make sure all of your taste buds' bases are covered.

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WineWorks for Everyone
26342 Oso Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 582-0026

WineWorks is built for romance and does so with the modern design and its excellent wine and food choices. Whether you want to stay inside and have a meal or just want to buy something to take home and match with your perfect dish, it matches light, medium and full wines with its complementary food pairing. The couple that runs the place infuses its personal flair into the well-stocked retail wine space, making for a charming place to buy wine instead of the overly common musty cellar motif. Located right off the freeway, WineWorks is easy to get to and get lost in while perusing the wide selection.

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Bacchus' Secret Cellar
6735 Quail Hill Parkway
Irvine, CA 92603
(949) 502-4600

The name is quite mysterious but Bacchus' Secret Cellar lives up to the anticipation with an excellent wine tasting and the occasional live music. The god of wine would smile upon this establishment as its on-site food is fitting for its awesome catalog of vino, offering some killer burgers for those with a penchant for meat. The wine club also offers two bottles a month for the low price of about $50. A special argon gas system gives its wine the ability to be preserved for a longer time than most wines, and its nearly 50 on-tap selections provide wine fans with plenty to choose from.

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Cost Plus World Market
Multiple Locations

Sure, Cost Plus World Market is known more for its furniture and other accessories than wine, but customers of this store rave about the great selection of wine. Visitors to this retailer will find a wide variety of affordable wines ranging from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and many others. It's the perfect place to buy a gift for a friend, a loved one, or shop for yourself!

Jesse Seilhan is a writer, editor and photographer from the California Bay Area. After moving to Long Beach, Jesse continues his passion for writing and music by covering concerts, interviewing top artists, and giving a dose of wisdom in a crazy, mixed-up musical world. His work can be found at

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