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," Contributor Rashanda Marie (@TravelingFlute) stops by to talk about her favorite places for wine in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). 

Ro, Contributor

Ro, Contributor

Buzz Wine and Beer Shop

Buzz Wine and Beer Shop is adjacent to one of DTLA’s premier spots: The Last Bookstore on Spring Street.  This wine/beer shop, and all things in between, boosts unique and organic wines from Santa Barbara all the way to the Loire Valley region in France. If you are looking for an organic wine or something from a vineyard on a smaller producing scale, stop in, talk to the owner and let him choose the right one just for you. Or stop in for happy hour at the wine counter and ask the owner to choose a brand of wine to your liking. I highly recommend the reasonably priced Hidden Gem Flight for happy hour. Take flight with a beautiful glass of 2013 Compte Leloup, Melon de Bourgogne.  This crisp French wine is layered with the most delightful citrus and floral notes. The owner and head buyer are 2 of the nicest guys on all of Spring Street.  Best $8 flight I’ve ever taken!

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PERCH Los Angeles

Sitting pretty inside the Pershing Square Building on Hill Street brings hipsters, working class and visitors to this beautiful rooftop bar & lounge with a bird’s eye view/best view in all of Downtown L.A.  The 4-6pm aperitif hour boosts the most beautiful bubbly poured in the City.  Expect to pay a bit more for the French inspired cuisine and wines from the Burgundy, Bordeaux and South of France. Take the elevator up to the 15th floor, sit outside amongst the plush landscape with a glass of Bordeaux Rose or Cotes du Rhone. The City ought to be admired while perched so high, right ;)

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Keep an eye out for "The Hit List: Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) part 2 and follow Ro on Twitter @TravelingFlute, or visit her website. You can also keep up with her on the VAULT29 app! Be sure to capture your Buzz Beer and Wine Shop & Perch wine experiences using the app too!