This Week in Los Angeles Wine

 

Come discover the best wine events in LA this week as we showcase wine bars, tastings, dinners, and paring events in and around Los Angeles. If you want your event or wine bar considered for posting, contact us.

Image Credit - Douglas Tharalson, The Tasting Room

Image Credit – Douglas Tharalson, The Tasting Room

Wally’s Napa/Sonoma All-Stars
Our favorite wine tasting event returns to Century Plaza Hotel on Sunday, April 19th, from 1 to 4pm. Many winery owners and winemakers will be attending to personally present a dazzling selection of Napa and Sonoma wines. For just $95, sip on the best wines from Opus One, Lang & Reed, Far Niente, Alpha Omega, Jordan, Dominus, Paul Hobbs, Silver Oak and over 120 others. The lineup will be accompanied by an array of cheeses from Wally’s Cheese Box, Cowgirl Creamery, and Bellwether Farms, as well as tasty hors d’oeuvres prepared by Wally’s Beverly Hills Executive Chef Ralph. This event will sell out, get your tickets soon.

Discover France at Total Wine & More
Every week, the beverage mecca Total Wine & More features a new themed tasting in their stores. This week (Fri-Sun), discover a new favorite from France. Join them as you taste the wines of France, plus additional selections as chosen by their Wine Manager. The tasting is available at all locations in So Cal including Northridge, Redondo Beach, Thousand Oaks, Huntington Beach, and Rancho Cucamonga. Tastings take place from 1-7pm. There is a nominal tasting fee of a few dollars. Then on Sunday, it’s the Rhône Valley Wine Experience. A Webcast Tasting Featuring Michel Chapoutier. One of the most highly regarded winemakers in France, Chapoutier took over his family winery in 1990 at age 26 and has more 100 point scores than any winemaker in the world. The tasting is from 12pm-1:30pm and is $25. Reservations are recommended.

Silverlake Wine Weekly Tastings
Part wine store, part tasting bar. Silverlake wine is known for it’s great selection of wine, beer and spirits and it’s themed tasting nights. Stop in for Blue Monday (5pm-9pm) for some blatant low key relaxation. 3 unique wines served with farmhouse cheeses, olives, and Heirloom LA bread. Thursday nights (5pm-9pm) usually feature a single wine maker for $15, 3 whites and/or 3 reds. Pair with bites from a local food truck parked out front. Reservations not required. On one Sunday (3pm) each month, they pair unique selections of wine with a featured local food purveyor for $25. Reservations are required for Sundays. Sign up on their web site to get event updates.

Everson Royce Weekly Tastings
This Pasadena wine shop is set up the same way as it’s East side brethren, Silverlake Wine. Ease your way into the week on Tuesdays with three distinctly different wines along with farmhouse cheeses, charcuterie, olives, and Heirloom LA bread. All for $15. Friday Night Flights consist of a sampling of three red or white wines of a particular category (it may be a grape, a winemaker, or a region). Served with Heirloom LA Bread and Artisanal Butter. Flights run $12-$15. Sign up on their web site to get event updates.

Happy Hour at Wine Expo
Kick your weekend off at Santa Monica’s Wine Expo. From 5-7pm, choose from seventeen diverse wines or an array of craft beers and take 50% off your bar bill. Then take anything home that you liked for a 10% discount.

California Wine Festival
Orange County will host a two-day celebration of wine and food in the quaint coastal town of Dana Point on April 17– 18, 2015. Wine, food, music, sea and sun. These elements create the quintessential wine tasting experience at the California Wine Festival. Wine-loving guests will sip and savor nearly 300 wines and dozens of gourmet food samplings. For tickets and event listings, head to their web site.

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