WHY It’s a nice spot to just hang out around wine.
WHAT Former Patina sommelier Chris Meeske runs a charming, artisan-style shop that showcases handmade, distinctive bottlings at every price point. Wine education and pairing wine with food are specialties, and the frequent tastings have become a linchpin of South Pasadena’s lively food-and-wine scene. The $10 and under bargains are always good.
WHO People who wouldn’t be caught dead buying wine at TJs down the street.