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Winestock 2014 3 Days of wine, fun and deals! Don’t miss our 21st Anniversary celebration featuring complimentary wine tasting, special discounts and more… Friday, Saturday & Sunday August 29th – 31st 5pm to close each night in our bar

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The Bacon Chronicles reviews our Bacon & Bubbly Fest

Full Review here   Excerpt: The title on the menu at Wine Expo’s Bacon & Bubbly night said “Bacon + Champagne = Bliss!” and I couldn’t agree more. Never before had I sought out to pair Champagne with bacon. In my own kitchen, I spend all of my energies devising the perfect pairings and ratio of bacon to other foods, and when alcohol comes into the equation it is usually one of Andy “Sampler Tray” Greene’s many beer offerings. Which is to say that I veritably jumped at the chance to taste...

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They like us…they really like us!

“A Miraculous Wine Shop for Italian Wine Lovers!!! WINE EXPO…where have you been all of my life?” David Rosengarten in The Rosengarten Report   “WINE EXPO practically specializes in great inexpensive wines and you would be foolish not to take advantage of their specific expertise…leave the Two Buck Chuck to everybody else!” Pulitzer Prize winning food scribe Jonathan Gold     “You can buy your Veuve at Cost Plus or your Dom at Gelson’s, but if you have the guts to go beyond...

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Mondo Italia Gone Gonzo!

Wine Expo. 2933 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA “I was smitten with the Old World SoCal of WineExpo years ago based on its old school newsletters, filled with raucous descriptions, eclectic music references and food popping up just about every other wine. When I finally got there in 2001, it was a genuine thrill. I can’t recall being in one shop whose dual foci—Italian wines and bubbly—were so broad yet so deep. Humble wines, fancy wines, freak wines… wines with names as long as your arm. The...

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Even our SIGNS get press…

LA Weekly October 2, 2009 “Santa Monica’s Wine Expo has, in addition to wine, a collection of over 70 100% blue Weber agave tequilas. What they also have is a lot of peculiar signage. Is there any connection? A distinct possibility. The wine shop has been screwing around with semantics ever since it opened nearly twenty years ago. We’ve put together a Dateline-worthy photo documentary, snapped last night, of the wine shop’s current political opinions (forewarning: the employees are...

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10 Best Wine & Spirit Shops in LA

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...

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Perfection, thy name is Wine Expo!

“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...

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Squid Ink on the “Real Tequila Test”

From the 2009 LA Weekly Best of LA Edition:   BEST TEQUILA SECTION A worm-filled bottle is hardly what you would expect to find in an Italian wine shop, but Wine Expo staffer Erik Moreno has a soft spot for tequila. His mother is from Jalisco, the Mexican state where the spirit is produced. Nine years ago, Moreno began systematically cleansing the Santa Monica store’s shelves of Cuervo and Patrón and replacing them with bottles from artisanal producers. Over the years, he has amassed a curiosity...

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Podcasts with our Roberto on KCRW’s Good Food

Dry vs Sweet and when to serve what Thanksgiving Wines Red Wine Headaches? Wine and Food Pairing Fizzy Reds! Jay Z vs...

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WINE EXPO in the Blogosphere

WINE EXPO in the Blogosphere: Jeff from Viva la Wino on his first visit to WINE EXPO.   Amber Dusick lets her readers on In & Around Los Angeles in on her little secret.   Philip White is a deeply disturbed man living in Australia and he expresses it by writing about Drinking and Dranking (and mentions us on occasion.).   Craig Camp, defender of the terroir faith, touts Roberto’s Rants at The Wine Camp. Here he goes off on how he loves our point of view.   The New York...

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