A Blog about Enjoying Wine Night on a budget. Wine doesn't need to be expensive to be enjoyed. We will examine how to have Wine nights without breaking the bank from the point of view of 2 wine Novices.
We will also be featuring a little Travel and Restaurant reviews.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
A Wine Night at the Ritz in Laguna Beach
Even though you can have fun Wine experiences without spending a lot of money, every once in awhile it is fun to get a little fancy. So while having a little getaway in Laguna Beach we decided to experience the Eno Wine Bar at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Beach. We arrived a little early so stopped first at the 180 Blu lounge to take in the Sunset.
The 180 Blu lounge is an outdoor terrace featuring a panoramic view of the Laguna coastline.
If you look closely you can see it was a clear shot of Catalina Island at sunset.
The 180 Blu lounge offers up an upscale yet relaxing vibe featuring several marble and glass fire pits well placed around the balcony. All of this while you listen to the tantric tunes and nibble on lime soaked Peanuts dusted with sugar and homemade Wasabi Chips.
This experience alone would have been good enough but for us it was off to the Eno Wine Bar located inside the Ritz ...
Pictured below is the entrance to the Eno Wine Bar an upscale wine tasting room that features over 300 different wines.
We ordered the Refreshing Whites Wine Flight that was paired with some excellent cheeses
ENO had a delightful atmosphere with the wines displayed in a glass chamber. Also another cool aspect was the cheese area where you could watch them prepare the cheese pairings.
Even though it was a splurge it was an enjoyable experience that we will plan on doing again.