Summer Wine

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I love wine. I donít know much about itÖ.but I know what I likeÖ.a rich cinnamony cabernet, a perfect glass of hard to find Billecat Salmon Champagne, a light Rose from the south of France. On the whole though, Iím massively uneducated about vino. Plus, I have a weird amnesia, so can rarely remember the name of a bottle I fall in love with. Lucky for me, last night I found a place that can remedy that. Silverlake Wine on Glendale Boulevard is a jewel of a wine shop that specializes in Artisan wines from around the world. Itís owned by three partners: George, Randy and April who all seem to have a deep love for superb and affordable wines. And they are surprisingly down to earth about giving you the low-down on what tastes greatÖand whyÖ no matter what your pocket book can afford. They host wine tastingís Sunday, Monday and Thursdayís to give you an insiderís view of whatís good now. I went last night for the first time and the scene was really fun and friendlyÖlots of flirting going on amidst the tasting. The wine was great, I learned a little bit about the Roseís I love so muchÖand I walked out with enough wine to take me through August without feeling much pain! They even had my beloved Billecart Champagne! Highly recommended for romance and those special nights when a champagne bucket by the bed is called for!

The tastings on Sunday tend to be a little more informative, and they usually have a local chef whip up hors d’oeuvre, so I’m gonna check that one out too. If you get on their email list, they send out pithy updates on whatís going on. If you like wine, youíll like them….and they’ll like you. You can check them out at 2395 Glendale Blvd in Silverlake, 323-662-9024.

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