MJ Hong

Member Since:
Dec 2014

MJ Hong , a former corporate executive turned entrepreneur. MJ is the proprietor of The Wine Artist, a private event venue and winery located in Orange County for hosting corporate, bridal and private events. Her passion for entertaining, food and wine has led her to leave her corporate job of 15 years to pursue her dream job. She also teaches cooking classes, food & wine pairing classes and facilitates culinary competitions with focus on corporate team building. 

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Published Articles (9)

Perfect Pairing: Burgers and Wine

A burger and a beer is the usual summertime pairing, but if you’re in the mood for something different, try trading in that can for a glass … of wine.

Perfect Pairing: Salmon and Pinot Noir

With a few ingredients and a good bottle of wine you’ll have dinner ready in less than 30 minutes. This pan seared salmon recipe hits all my weeknight dinner needs: […]

The New Wine Exchange

Overview and history of Wine Exchange Acquisition.

Cultivating Good: Connecting Farm to Family

I had the pleasure of attending a media event in Temecula with members of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) to learn about Cultivating Good, the parent […]

Healthy Salads to Go

As seasons change, so do the fruits and vegetables that are at their peak of flavor. Spring has arrived, and with longer days and warmer weather comes a new crop […]

Valentine’s Day Dinner: Cornish Hens with Wild Rice

Plan a romantic at-home date and treat your Valentine with a home cooked meal made with love.

Chocolate and Bacon

Chocolate and Bacon. Two equally obsessive foods joined together to create a heavenly treat of sweet and savory.

Thanksgiving Wines for $10

Tips on pairing Thanksgiving Wines.

Perfect Pairings: Coq Au Vin and Pinot Noir

Classic French Pairing of Food and Wine.