I'm sooo not hip. Three years ago, I read Jeni of Oishii Eats' posts about Silver Lake Wine's various tastings and thought they sounded interesting. HC of LA and OC Foodventures likes their low-key Monday tastings. Aaron of Destination Eats has blogged about the Thursday tastings when Let's Be Frank hot dogs are parked in front of the store. Mattatouille is now hosting blogger wine tastings there.
A few months back we (I, Gourmet Pigs, her college friend, and Danny of Kung Food Panda) started the celebration of her passing her exams at Indo Kitchen - Alhambra. We then moved to Silver Lake Wine for drinks.
A nice space with lots of wine. ;)
Gourmet Pigs went straight to the fridge and grabbed an $18 bottle of "The Black Chook," a sparkling shiraz that had a lovely effervescence to my favorite type of red wine.
We moved on to other bottles, but I still liked the sparkling shiraz most.
We were later joined by Mattatouille and Christine of Folie a ChoiSauce and two of Gourmet Pigs's other friends.
By the time we were ready to move on to Tiki-Ti, we had downed three or four bottles of wine. Splitting the bill? About $5 apiece. Totally a great deal to sample a variety of wines in a casual atmosphere. If you're interested in the different tastings and how the atmosphere varies at each one, click on the above links to what other bloggers have posted. As for me, I'm more interested in the store aspect ie. great selection of wines at reasonable prices.
I told my childhood friend about The Black Chook since she loves shiraz too. She came over one night for some girl talk with a bottle of the sparkling shiraz. It went perfectly with Osso Bucco (Italian Braised Beef Shanks).
Silver Lake Wine
2395 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Sunday to Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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