10 Best Wine & Spirit Shops in LA

Los Angeles Magazine December 2010

“We’ve lauded this place in the past for its unparalleled sparkling selection, which is still the best in town (there are more than 250 varieties and a sign which says “FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS DRINK VEUVE CLICQUOT”). Roberto Rogness has been spreading the gospel of artisanal wines and spirits for 17 years. Underappreciated regions are well represented (80% of the wine inventory is Italian) and each bottle usually comes from a story from Rogness. The tequilas are as impressive as the bubblies.”

Happening: “A swank Tasting Room opened this fall. It has become a post-work-drinks destination. Featured flights have wacky titles and focus on obscure regions or unusual flavor profiles.”