Get ready to armchair travel, wine glass in hand, at Cube CafΓ© and Marketplace on La Brea Avenue.

Starting September 8, Cube will pour 20 wines from 20 regions of Italy in 20 days. It's to celebrate winning a 2009 Wine Spectator Restaurant Wine List Award of Excellence. One wine will be served each day in alphabetical order according to region, starting with Abruzzo. All have won a Gambero Rosso award of excellence in Italy.

It's a rare chance to taste them by the glass, as many are normally sold only by the bottle, and the restaurant's Italian-inflected cuisine will provide the proper accompaniments to show them off.

So pack your hypothetical bags and travel to Cube, where the wines will cost $12 or less a glass, a lot easier on the pocketbook than a flight to Italy.

Cube's 20 in 20 special runs September 8 to September 30 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays.

Cube, 615 N. La Brea Avenue, L.A., (323) 939-1148.