Wine drinkers always want to know: Where can I find a good glass (or bottle) of wine? Well, we have you covered! This week in "The Hit List," we feature our favorite spots in LA's beach cities:
Bodega Wine Bar, Santa Monica: Affordable wines paired with a trendy atmosphere. Come early and claim a window seat – perfect for sipping and people watching! 814 Broadway, Santa Monica
Zinque, Venice Beach: Higher end wine bar with boutique selections paired with small plates. If available, try the Emeritus Hallberg Pinot Noir from Sonoma or a “GSM” (Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre) from the Paso Robles region. 600 Venice Blvd, Venice
Barsha, Manhattan Beach: A diverse collection of wines, from affordable to high end, and old world to new world. Grab a seat at the tall rustic tables and try a featured wine flight. We also recommend their monthly wine club - wines are personally selected by the owner. 917 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach
The Vintage Shoppe, Manhattan Beach: Higher end wine shop with casual tastings. A nice variety of French, Spanish, Italian and California wines. 3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach
Friends of the Vine, Redondo Beach: If you’re looking for rare, hard to find wines, this is the place. Spoil yourself with a bottle of Peter Michael Les Pavots or Howell Mountain’s O’Shaunnessey Cabernet, order some charcuterie and enjoy! 221 Ave Del Norte, Redondo Beach
Uncorked, Hermosa Beach: Steps from the beach, come in for wine tastings and leave with a new favorite! Great, affordable wines like the Jackhammer Pinot and the Broadside Cabernet. A current offering: the 2012 Foxen Chenin Blanc from Santa Barbara. 302 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach
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