June 28 2007
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As sip becomes hip, more and more wine bars are pouring onto the LA scene. This boom in intimate, dark places to sip Brunello di Montalcino and chat over Petite Syrah, is driven in particular by young people's enthusiasm for wine, and by a rise in wine popularity across all age groups because of greater availability and affordability.
Wine is undergoing a popularization in Los Angeles that's making it appeal to a wider range of ages and income levels. Wine bars are becoming a nightlife trend, following the martini and cigar-bar crazes of the last decade.
Many bars and restaurants in the area are making wine a priority. BottleRock in Culver City is a wine bar and shop, offering many interesting, eclectic selections from around the globe. At Lou they have a fun list that changes about every six weeks to reflect the changing seasons. The food is secondary, almost an afterthought.
The journeyPod pick for best wine bar in Los Angeles is Bin 8945. Bin8945 is so much more than a wine bar --- it can be described as a hip, modern European bistro designed around the pairing of wine and food. journeyPod sat down with owner, David Haskell, to discuss his new one-of-a-kind experience called Bin8945.
Drink more wine: It's not just for special occasions; it can be a part of everyday life! And as your sipping, enjoy the smooth sounds of My Virtual Band and their song, Red Wine.