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Select SoCal Starbucks Now Serving Beer, Wine, and Fancy(-ish) Food

Coffee and tea were so 2012; beer and wine are the newest Starbucks offerings to be tested out in the SoCal area. Cheers to that!

New Hollywood Walgreens Has the Best Liquor Section EVER…for a Walgreens

The new flagship Walgreens on Sunset & Vine is massive, and its liquor section certainly got our attention. Boutique bottle shop it is not, but it's an experience to be sure.

Cacao Mexicatessen Will Open Wine & Beer Bar in February

Eagle Rock residents rejoice: Cacao Mexicatessen's expansion will reflect owner David Lujan’s vision of what a 1940s-themed Mexican wine bar might look like, and will offer happy hour specials once open.

Lou on Wine: Donkey & Goat “Stone Crusher” Roussanne El Dorado 2011

Roussanne is a white grape that seldom gets to speak for itself. In France’s Rhône Valley and here in California, winemakers buffer it with oak and wrap it with low-acidity blending grapes such as Marsanne.

Colorado Wine Company Hosts Grand Re-Opening Tomorrow

Those familiar with the seven-year-old Colorado Wine Company store in Eagle Rock won't even recognize the sexy new digs, located a quarter-mile up the street from the old location.

Spago’s Christopher Miller on Being a Master Sommelier

Photograph by Caroline On Crack

As a wine enthusiast, you probably love geeking out at boutique wine shops, can easily pick the perfect wine to go with dinner, and have even memorized a handful of Wine Spectator’s 100-point wines. Bu

Wine Riot: This Saturday’s Epic Bacchanal

Because San Francisco shouldn’t be the only city having celebratory riots making news, the good folks behind Second Glass are bringing this year’s Wine Riot tour to a close this Saturday at Majestic Halls near Pershing Square, aiming to make the wine world more accessible and approachable for tech-saavy young whippersnappers in their twenties and thirties.