Monthly Archives September 2017

Wine with Mexican Food? Es mejor que lo creas! (you better believe it!)

September 28, 2017 Uncategorized  No comments

scallops!There used to be a Mexican Restaurant in East Los Angeles that was legendary - La Seranata de Garibaldi - which was to me, and many others, a revolutionary discovery of what we deemed Mexican food. They featured fresh grilled fish and seafood, and a number of unbelievably flavorful sauces that equaled the depth of flavors that one could experience at any restaurant in the city. For those who defined Mexican food as a Number 2 Combination at El Coyote, this would forever change their perception, as it did mine.

The restaurant later opened 2 locations on the Westside - one on Pico Blvd., near the Westside Pavillion, and one on 4th Street in Santa Monica near Santa Monica Place, that were so welcomed that they were booked up for weeks in advance.  Sure - it was initially somewhat of a

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a Few More great Wines………..

September 27, 2017 90+ BargainsHigh End Values  No comments

First off - I suppose a self-introduction is in order. As Los Angeles Wine Company's newest blogger, my name is Randy Gollard, and I've been involved in wine (at least professionally) for over 10 years - and much longer as a hobby. I can recall at my first job, an expensive local neighborhood grocery store on the Beverly Hills border (for which I half-jokingly made up the nickname "Tomorrow's Prices Today"), being beckoned by numerous wine labels that seemed to be calling out to me to bring home, for reasons unknown to me at the time. As such, with some well-earned tip money saved from lugging shopping carts full of bags to the customer's cars, I brought home a bottle of BV Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon. Much to the dismay of the Chateau and winemakers, I probably enjoyed it with a

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A Few of Our Favorite Fall Wines

September 16, 2017 News and OpinionUncategorized  No comments

ridge_geyservilleWith the change of seasons, we often find that our appetite will adapt in tandem. We attempt to phase out the lighter wines such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay (well, not completely - this IS California, after all, and we drink those year round - and especially with Thanksgiving!), and we start to incorporate deeper, more full-bodied  reds to suit the heartier dishes that we begin to crave with the colder weather.  Do you have any yearly favorites? We've certainly got a few, listed below - and we'll be featuring more in upcoming blogs as well.

2015 Ridge Zinfandel Geyserville 50th Vintage

One varietal we love during the holidays is Zinfandel - especially with anything we can throw on the outdoor grill with a nice spicy rub (Tri-tip, Chicken, Turkey, and anything else you can

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