Points Shmoints: Trusting Your Wine Gut


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Tasting a wine without any preconceived notions. No knowledge of where it’s from, what price it is…or what points it might have scored from certain wine critics with massive followings. Possibly a scary proposition? Or maybe just a super exciting fun one!
Here at Domaine LA, we want to get you confident in your own palate […]

Alice Feiring & Naked Wine


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Yesterday’s Sunday tasting was a special one. Alice Feiring was here with her brand spanking new book, Naked Wine. She also selected 8 natural wines for us all to taste, from winemakers/growers that are featured in her book. It was truly a delightful tasting and discussion.

Alice hasn’t left town just yet! If you want to […]

Carmela’s Tasting – Wine-Based Sorbets!


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Taste two new flavors from Carmela’s Ice Cream, based on wine we stock on our shelves! Two sorbets as well as the wines that inspired them, a Cava and a Malbec blend, will be on display as part of this Sunday’s tasting. Click here for discounted advance purchase of tickets (just $6!).

Oyster Fest This Sunday (June 26th, 2011)!


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Join us this Sunday from 3 to 6PM as Farm Fresh Seafood shucks oysters outside and we pour wine inside. Bottles we’re opening include the NV Parigot Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc de Blancs, a Muscadet from Loire vigneron Eric Chevalier, and the 2009 Savary Vieilles Vignes Chablis. Click here for details and special advance purchase […]

BYO Wine


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I’d love to introduce you to some new wines in the store. I’d also like to tell you where to take these wines to enjoy with a meal (other than your house).
Did you know that if you bring a bottle of wine from our store you get free corkage at Street? True story! With it’s […]

SQIRL


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Introducing Jessica Koslow and her extremely delicious preserves now available at the shop!

From Tasting Table:
Made with fruit predominantly from Rancho del Sol Organics, SQIRL citrus preserves are each made over a few days, using a process that involves no added water or commercial pectin. The result is a softly textured preserve that’s […]

Dinner Party Pairing


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Andy Windak of The Wind Attack and Nathan Hazard from The Chocolate of Meats approached us with a pairing challenge: multiple courses each prepared by 5 different bloggers and a wine to go with them. They sent over the menu and Jill and I got down to business! It is probably one of our favorite […]

Farm Wine + Louis/Dressner Tasting


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We had 8 rock star winemakers in the house pouring their wines for the Farm Wine Imports and Louis/Dressner consumer tasting we hosted a few weeks ago. 7 Italians and one lone Frenchman (well, New Zealander actually).

Just some of the lineup of wines tasted.

Elisabetta Foradori peaking through between two happy tasters.

Elisabetta and Luca Roagna.

The one […]

Label Love


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There are many, many hours a week in which I spend face to face with a wine bottle. And I am much happier when that bottle has a pretty label. Here are some of my favorites from around the racks these days:

NV Caudrina La Selvatica Asti Spumante, $23
A delicious sparkling moscato that is as playful […]

Farm Wine


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6 growers from the Louis/Dressner + Farm Wine Imports portfolio will be present to share their wines with us. Come taste Foradori, Vergano, Bera, Roagna and more from their outstanding portfolio of traditional, terroir-driven wines. At least 2 wines from each producer will be poured, for the tiny sum of $15 plus […]

Meatballs & Vino


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The Great Balls on Tires truck is rolling up with a flight of 3 meatballs and we’ve got 3 wines to go with them. Ballywood + Eva Fricke Rheingau Riesling; Ciao Balla with the Ulivi Semplicemente Rosso; and IncrediBall with the Amandiers Faugeres. Day of the event the package will be $18. […]

We’ve Got Oil!


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So, we don’t only have wine around these parts. Sure, we have chocolates from Valerie and ice cream from Coolhaus and Carmela. But now, we also have a small but special selection of OLIVE OIL.

I’ve chosen a few delicious extra virgin olive oils to fill our shelves, one of which holds a special place in […]

Upcoming Tastings and Such


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The blog part of this website doesn’t see much updating these days. We’re working on that…and working on getting the e-commerce portion of the site updated as well.
In the meantime, you should probably check out the store where we’ll have more frequent news of tastings and events at the shop (we also keep the Facebook […]

Get Your Brunch On with the Lardon Truck at Domaine LA


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Our next event is planned, and it’s for Sunday, 11/7, from 10:30AM to 2:30PM.
Why so early, you ask?
I’ve often heard complaints that there aren’t enough places to get a casual brunch around the Hancock Park area. In fact, I’ve often been the one complaining. It was time for me to stop complaining and do something […]

Thanks New York Times (and Andy)!


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The store gets a nice mention in this Sunday’s New York Times Style Magazine…click through to view the print magazine and then navigate to page 60. Or check out this snipped image:

Without my brother’s amazing design, I don’t imagine the shop would have received attention of this sort. So thanks to “the Brooklyn Architect” (and […]