Taste Wine, Buy Wine

The best way to learn about wine is to taste wine.  But, it’s understandable if you would prefer to taste before you commit to buying one. That’s why one of the great things wine retail stores offer are regular wine tastings that focus on a region, producer or varietal. For anywhere between $5-$25, you can taste a selection of wines and if you find one (or more that you like) you can buy it on the spot!

 

In a city like Los Angeles, you can most likely find an in-store tasting on any given night/day of the week. Here is a list of some of the local stores in Los Angeles that offer tastings.

The Wine House
Location: 2311 Cotner Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 310-479-3731

In-Store Wine Tasting
Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Cost: See wine menu
Description: 32 Different Selections at our card activated sampling stations
For other Upcoming Events, click here.

Wally’s Wine and Spirits
Location: 2107 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-475-0606

In-Store Wine Tasting
Hours: Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Cost: $10 per person, with exception for larger quantities of wine and/or rare wines

Silverlake Wine
Location: 2395 Glendale Blvd. LA, CA 90039
Phone: 323-662-9024

In-Store Wine Tasting

  • Sunday at 3:00 PM; Cost: $20; Description: 4 featured wines plus one aperitif. Includes hors d’oeuvre and an informative presentation.
  • Monday at 5:00 – 9:00 PM; Cost: $12; Description: 3 different wines served with farmhouse cheeses, olives, and La Brea Bakery bread.
  • Thursday at 5:00 – 9:00 PM; Cost: $12 per flight per person; Description: 3 wines of a particular category to compare and contrast.

Woodland Hills Wine Company
Location: 22622 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Phone: 800-678-9463

In-Store Wine Tasting
Hours: Saturday at 2:00 – 6:00 PM
Cost: Pay per taste

For other Upcoming Events, click here.

Moe’s Fine Wines
Location: 11740 San Vicente Blvd. Suite 114, Brentwood, CA 90049
Phone: 310-826-4444

In-Store Tasting
Hours: Saturday at 3:00 – 6:00pm

Wine Expo
Location: 2933 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-828-4428

In-Store Tastings
Hours: Monday and Thursday, 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Cost: $20 plus tax and tip
Description: Taste 20 wines in a variety of styles, changes weekly

K&L Hollywood
Location: 1400 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: 323-464-9463

In-Store Tasting
Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings
Hours: Thursday at 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Vendome (Toluca Lake)
Location: 10600 Riverside Dr., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Phone: 818-766-9593

In-Store Tasting
Hours: Sunday at 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Tuesday at 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday at 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursday at 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday at 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday at 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Cost and Description: See Calendar 

Elvino
Location: 1142 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
Phone: 310-396-9705

In-Store Tasting
Hours: Friday, starting at 5:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, starting at 1:00 PM

Domaine LA
Location: 6801 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Phone: 323-932-0280

In-Store Tasting
Hours: Sunday at 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies

Flask Fine Wines and Spirits
Location: 12194 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: 818-761-5373

In-Store Tasting
Hours: Friday at 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Saturday at 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Hi-Time Wine Cellars
Location: 250 Ogle Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949-650-6863

In-Store Tastings
$10 Tuesdays
Hours: Tuesday at 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Cost: $10
Description: up to 5 wines served

Thursday at 4:30 – 8:30 PM -> Cost: Varies
Friday at 4:30 – 8:30 PM -> Cost: Varies
Saturday at 2:00 – 8:30 PM -> Cost: Varies
Description: See Calendar of Events

Bacchus Wine Market and Tasting Room (San Diego)
Location: 647 G Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-236-0005

In-Store Tastings
Hours: Friday at 4:00 – 8:30 PM
Saturday at 2:00 – 8:30 PM
Cost: $15 – $25

WineStyles (Torrance)
Location: 2733 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505
Phone: 310-539-1055

In-Store Tastings
Hours: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Cost: $10 for wine club members and their guests, $15 for non-wine club members (tax included)
Description: Selection of 6 wines for each tasting

 

If you live in another city or are visiting one, check out the local wine retailers there and see what tastings they are offering.  Not only is it a good opportunity to taste new wines but it is also a fun way to spend an evening or afternoon.

One thought on “Taste Wine, Buy Wine

  1. Congratulations on the unveiling of your new web site! It is very easy to navigate and contains lots of great information. I look forward to following the blog posts on different wines since I enjoy good wines, not necessarily expensive wines. I also look forward to following your different tastings schedules, in order to stop in the WineSeller to determine what my next purchases will be, as I have many times before. Cheers! Keep up the great work on the new site!

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