Orange County’s fun-loving crowd enjoys its drinks in the sun. Our new Booze Blog O.C. features three expert tipplers, who you’ll meet below. The blog will bring you the best sips, secrets, and updates from across Orange County—so check back often!
Augustus Miller on Wine
Miller is the former wine director at Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s and a Level III Sommelier who expects to sit for his Master Sommelier exam in the spring. His favorite wine region is the Willamette Valley in Oregon, and in his free time he enjoys cooking.
Anne Sterling on Cocktails
Sterling’s first drink was a secret family cocktail, and she has been mixing ever since. Her faves include tequila on the rocks with lots of lime, and a good Collins. A Le Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef, she can recommend the best cocktails and happy hours in O.C.
Greg Nagel on Craft Beer
Author of our “Beer!” cover story and founder of the OCBeerBlog, Nagel also started O.C.’s all-cask beer festival, Firkfest, now in its second year. He draws on his experience sampling more than 2,000 brews to develop recommendations just for readers.