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Lukshon (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Sang Yoon’s Culver City bistro is a riot of southeast Asian influences, from southern China to Singapore, but its menu is arguably built around and for Champagne, the chef’s favorite beverage; the list often carries wines from his personal collection. It’s also strong in German riesling...Read Full Story

Stanley’s Wet Goods (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

It’s just a wine shop, albeit a beautiful one, with high ceilings and a honeycomb of pinewood cubbyholes where the wines rest protected from all the natural light. But your eyes will inevitably stray to the bustling bar, where John Stanley has assembled a crack collection of wine...Read Full Story

All-Time (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

This Los Feliz wine bar has a vibe that’s more backyard party than busy restaurant, yet it’s the sort of place where you can order chef Tyler Wells’s “Whole Dang Branzino” or “Good Ass Salad” and know that the ingredients will be locally sourced, the preparations...Read Full Story

A.O.C. (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne partner at many venues, but the synergies between food and wine resonate most strongly at A.O.C. Wine Bar. Since the early 2000s, the wine list has ushered patrons out of their comfort zones and into the mind of Styne, with...Read Full Story

Bar Augustine (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Matthew Kaner, Dustin Lancaster and David Gibbs opened this wine oasis in 2014 on a vacant-after-dark stretch of Ventura Boulevard. It’s devoted to older bottlings, whatever they might turn up in their frequent foraging expeditions, snatching up wines from local collectors, vetting and then serving up what they find....Read Full Story

Bar Bandini (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

In this candlelit bar, there’s no wine list, per se, just a letterboard listing the day’s offerings of cheese, charcuterie and wine, most of it of the natural persuasion, and curated by Jason Piggott. The place is known for its tap wines, a rotating selection of domestics,...Read Full Story

Bar Covell (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Matthew Kaner and Dustin Lancaster designed this East Side bar as a provocation. For starters, there’s no wine list. Instead, you’ll have to discuss with the staff what might fit your mood. Then they’ll fetch some wines for you to try from the 150 open bottles on...Read Full Story

Botanica (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Botanica is a low-key, alfresco-patio affair with a vegetable-dominant menu, run by Emily Fiffer and Heather Sperling. That focus extends to the drinks program: try a Martini with muddled arugula, or The Beet, a beet-mezcal cocktail. Sperling’s wine list has natural leanings, too; wines like Eva...Read Full Story

Broken Spanish (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

In a town where Mexican restaurants are both a cultural emblem and a cliché, inject Ray Garcia: You’ll get your quesadilla stuffed with oxtail, and your chicharróns goosed with pickled herbs and radish sprouts. Mathieu Giraud’s Spanish and French wine selections are tight, but...Read Full Story

Esters (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Set in a high-ceilinged anteroom for the old telephone company offices, Esters is the West Side’s do-not-miss wine destination of the moment. By day a retail shop, by night a bar, it’s the...Read Full Story

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