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San Juan Wine and Beer Establishments Move Closer to Reality

Don Juan Ortega doesn’t always drink wine or beer, but…oh who are we kidding? Yes he does, although he vehemently denies that he is persona non grata at Swallows Inn. It is no wonder, then, that Don Juan is in such a good mood today. He has received word that not one but two highly [...]

San Juan Beer Lovers Have Something to Cheer About

We here at Rancho Ortega Blog love the food and drink scene that is springing up all over San Juan Capistrano. There are an abundance of restaurants for all tastes and budgets, and San Juan is rapidly becoming a baby-Napa in Orange County with not one, not two but three wineries and wine bars in [...]