Dining and Drinking

What to drink with that deep-fried Twinkie? Try these wine and beer tips for the O.C. Fair

What to drink with that deep-fried Twinkie? Try these wine and beer tips for the O.C. Fair

Fran Gitsham is used to answering questions about wine at the Orange County Fair, but there’s one query from thirsty fairgoers she hears most often.

Her answer is always the same.

“What’s the best wine?” Gitsham, an Orange County Wine Society board member, asked with a coy smile. “It’s the wine you like best.”

Standing in front of a bin full of dozens of varietals — from rosé to zinfandels — OC Wine Society members’ goal is to help fair visitors — connoisseurs and novices alike — find their nose for vino.

Some wines are more popular than others for fairgoers seeking refuge from the summer sun inside The Courtyard, which is managed by wine society board...

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