Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I heard about Venice Beach Wines several months ago, when it was just a little wine shop without it's tasting license yet. Well, they have it now, and have trasformed from a little wine shop to a really great neighborhood wine bar.
It is a tiny spot in a still funky stretch of Rose Ave, just west of Lincoln Blvd. The enclosed, heated patio is a cozy and intimate place to enjoy a glass or bottle from thier small but interesting wine selection (all available for take-home purchase), some charcuterie, cheese, panino or salad from their menu. Last night we had some big, beautiful green olives ($4) to nibble on with my 2006 Ca'Luca pinot grigio ($7), then we had some jamon serrano ($6.50) and robiola ($4.50) served with almonds, fruit compotes, mustard and crostini, along with my 2007 Vale de Torre from Portugal ($8).
Good food, good wine, fantastic intimate and relaxing atmosphere with not-to-loud electic music perfect for sippling wine and enjoying friends.
Venice Beach Wines
529 Rose Ave.
Venice, CA 90291