WHY A comfortable place to sit, sip, nosh and talk, with two lounge-y seating areas, a wooden communal table, and room to stand and chat around the gleaming tasting machines.
WHAT Part retail store, part wine bar and part high-tech tasting center, this quiet little spot was created by two wine-loving couples who invested in state-of-the-art Enomatic machines, which make tasting a fun, self-serve game. Pours can be as small as one ounce and as large as you like, and prices are in the $2 to $5 an ounce range. To eat are a good assortment of cheeses, charcuterie and pintxos, small, open-face Basque sandwiches (try the Serrano ham, Manchego cheese and oven-roasted tomatoes).
WHO Friends meeting after work to taste and talk.
Region: San Gabriel Valley
Features: Dinner, Quiet
Price Range: $10-$16, $17-$24
Cuisine Type: Wine bar