Friends don’t let Friends drink Veuve

Here’s why:  

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The Champagne Media Conspiracy

Media Watch Do you have doubts about the vast media conspiracy all marching to the same drummer? Well, just read these quotes and you will see that they ALL agree on one thing:   “WINE EXPO in Santa Monica has one of the best selections of Champagne in the country.” New York Times Wine Columnist Eric Asimov in his blog The Pour   “Grower produced Champagnes are easy to spot but hard to find. WINE EXPO in Santa Monica has by far the best selection in the area…” Los Angeles...

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Fruit? I don’t think so…This is WINE dammit!

Trambusti Chianti Riserva Badiolo 2007, Toscana  $11.99!!! A wolf in sheep’s clothing: this is meaty, old school Chianti with lots of that famous Tuscan dust (and a VERY dry finish our British customers will love) slumming at the price point of spoofed up, fruity but vapid Chianti from 2012. If you like the dirt, grab this while it lasts.      

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This Just In: You CAN have Everything!

This Just In: You CAN have Everything!   Lilbert Fils Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru à Cramant Perle  Well under $100 and WORTH IT! This amazing Champagne has wondrous ripe white fruit as it is 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay from Cramant, the source of la Champagne’s ripest white grapes. It has incredibly creamy mousse as it has slightly less pressure than most Champagnes (making it a Cremant de Cramant, cool!). BUT, because it is finished with almost no dosage, it has a VERY dry...

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Wine Bar FAQ

When is the Wine Bar open?  EVERY day at 5pm! Sunday – Wednesday till 10pm, Thur-Sat till Midnight.   How much is it? We serve 17 diverse wines every day in flights (three 2 oz tasting pours) ranging from $10 to $45 or by the glass from $4 to $35 (we often pour some REALLY nice stuff!). Select Craft and Import Beers are $4 to $15. Our tasty bar food ranges from $4.50 to $22.   Any Standing Promotional Deals? Happy Hour with 1/2 price drinks (plus 10% off in the store after!) 5-7pm Tues, Wed, Fri,...

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Red Wine Headaches? We can help!

I can’t drink red wine. It gives me headaches & hives…it’s the sulfites*, you know. We have no doubt that many of you suffer from these reactions and don’t dispute that they can be caused by some red wines but the premise of this absolute statement is that there is only one type of red wine: big bruising tannic monsters in the mold of reserve style Cabs and Bordeaux from “big” vintages. In fact, there is a very large range of red wine styles that should give you no problem if a few common...

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Incoming! New arrivals for Fall 2012

Deal of the Week: Terza Volta Malbec Rosé, Mendoza just $6.99 Bright, zesty and fruit driven but with real vinous texture and a firm, dry food friendly finish, this is a real crowd pleaser AND priced to serve the masses at your family reunion, company party, school fundraiser or pool party. Get it while you can….it’s going fast!   What the HELL is Torrontés?  Evidently a white grape from the Rioja zona in Spain seeking asylum in the Argentine where it produces a sort of little brother to our...

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