This year marks the fourth annual Summer of Riesling in the U.S., a hostage program established in 2008 by "Acid Overlord" Paul Grieco of the restaurant Terroir in New York, in which white wine by-the-glass programs are hijacked by what most sommeliers and wine professional think of as the most thri ... More >>
When Squid Ink was born back in 2009, Lou Amdur, the owner of the wine bar, LOU was one of the first experts we turned to. No matter the question -- be it of terroir, or amphorae or why wine geeks use puzzling descriptors -- he never made us feel dumb for asking it. His answers took us near (Wine Ex ... More >>
The Place: Vinoteca Farfalla, 1968 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles; (323) 661-8070.
The Hours: 4-7 p.m. every day.
The Deals: Wines for $5 and $6, beers for $3 and $4, and discounts on the entire menu.
The Digs: You might expect Vinoteca Farfalla, a wine bar about equidistant from hot spots The Alc ... More >>
Eatocracy.cnn.comSuzanne GoinIf you are a devout Sunday Supper at Lucques fan (the printed version), you have probably wondered, as most of us have, when that A.O.C. Winebar cookbook follow-up is going to finally going to happen? Impossible as it is to believe, Goin's first cookbook was print ... More >>
JgarbeeTim Guest Serving Guests At Wine ExpoIt's been nearly 10 months since Wine Expo opened a tasting bar/retail food shop next to its flagship Santa Monica wine store. In other words, plenty of time for manager Roberto Rogness to work out the inevitable kinks of suddenly jumping into the w ... More >>
Flickr user kthreadA Bloody MaryIf you read our interview with Lou Amdur (Part 1, Part 2), owner of the wine bar, LOU, you know that if you present him with a simple question, like, "What should we drink on New Year's Eve?" he will give you an answer that is equal parts invention and knowledg ... More >>
N. GalutenCellar 55 back patio, now with fire
Earlier this month, Goodfellas, the Italian eatery on Melrose, changed concepts and became a wine bar called Cellar 55. The wine bar and restaurant now features live piano music inside, and a spacious outdoor back patio. It is run by chef/owner Su ... More >>