California - Los Angeles!
Los Angeles, Pasadena
I have arrived to Los Angeles on Friday 14th August for my wine trip.
I have driven to Pasadena where I stayed at Westin Hotels & Resorts for two nights.
On Saturday morning I woke up and went to town for breakfast and spent the rest of the day in wine tastings...
I have met a lot people and I have to say at least 99% of them were very nice, friendly and helpful. I have met the best and warmer people ever!
After my lunch I’ve decided to look for a wine bar in town, everyone would give me the same name ‘Bodegas’ wine bar. In fact I went there but unfortunately did not like that much. I realised that just in front of Bodegas is a bar that calls D’Vine Wines, very interesting and also different, I could find what exactly I was looking for... diversity, variety and outstanding service.
I had a pleasure to meet Carlos Torres who is the Sommelier and also a great and passionate person. Carlos has so much knowledge and amazing humour too, he treats wine in a very professional way and he is very focus and has a great palate.
Carlos Torres, Sommelier
I spent over two hours there tasting and talking, I had a great fun and the time passed fast... Carlos and Hugh Hamberry who is the other Sommelier are very delightful.
D’Vine Wine Bar is definitely a place where you must go if you have the opportunity. You can make you own wine. They have a fully equipment wine making room and their expert wine makers, you will experience the fun of making your own tasting wine in as little as 6 weeks!
It is so simple, you just have to select your wine type (grape, style), mix your wine, determine your labelling, fermentation process and bottle it
I am so glad I have been there J
Located in Los Angeles, Pasadena, upstairs in Old Town Pasadena’s Paseo Colorado Mall or visit the website on www.pasadenawinery.com