Wine Tasting Los Angeles - Where To Go
Wine Tasting Los Angeles
by Adam Haggerty
Studio City/Universal City/Hollywood
Every Friday and Saturday night, Vendome offers a variety different tasting options. You could walk in and find yourself tasting California Sangioveses or sipping on some Pinots from Oregon. The cost can range from $7 to $25 depending on the specialty of the pour. If you would like to know what they’re tasting before you go in, the best place to do so is their Facebook page under the events tab.
Burbank/N. Hollywood/Toluca Lake
Same company, did the name give it away? This is one of my favorite stops because they do wine tastings 4 days a week (Tuesday – Friday). In case you’re interested, they offer beer tastings on Saturday and Sunday. The varied cost is the same as their Studio City location and they tend to be generous with the pours.
Westwood/Santa Monica/Beverly Hills
Wally’s does tastings on Saturdays from 1 to 4 and the cost is only $10. Sometimes it will be more, but that’s a good thing, because that means they’ll be pouring something exotic or rare and that my friends is a good thing. If you’ve never heard of Wally’s, their wine selection is incredible and they are constantly offering deals on 90+ point wines.
K & L has their tastings twice a week and they tend to pour very unique wines. The K & L staff is quite knowledgeable and if you’re looking to educate yourself, this is a great stop. Swing by on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00 or Saturdays from 3:00 to 5:30. The price range varies from $5 to $20 and don’t be surprised if you show up and they’re tasting beer. Again, check the website events page.
I’m going to be honest with you, I’ve never been to their “famous” tastings, but from what I hear, they might be one of the most fun tastings to attend. They offer three different days of wine pours. On Sundays starting at 3pm, you’ll be sampling fine wine and offered up some hors d’oeuvres at a nice little rate of $20. Mondays from 5:00 to 9:00 for $12, you’ll be sampling wine flights, cheese and bread from La Brea Bakery. And lastly, Thursdays from 5:00 to 9:00, Silverlake Wine pours samplings from a particular wine category for $12 - plus, the Let’s Be Frank Hot Dog Truck is parked outside every Thursday night too.