We just got back from visiting Elvino – the new and much anticipated Wine Shop & Tasting Bar that opened its doors today on Abbot Kinney Blvd. Bart Miali has aggregated an interesting and unique selection of wines, with bottles you won’t find at your average wine store.
And being a CWP (that’s Certified Wine Professional. Not Center for Watershed Protection , which is the first thing that comes up on Google), Bart knows everything about every bottle, all of which received multiples stars in his own wine notebook. The Tasting Bar will have 3 or so bottles available during the week, more expanded wine tasting flights on the weekends.
No gift of wine is complete without a gift bag and chocolates – which Elvino sells as well as wine accessories and books.
On Bart’s raving recommendation, we bought a 2006 Enkircher Ellergrub Riesling ($21) and a 2007 Chinon Rose from Charles Joguet ($26). We’ll have to let you know if his taste matches ours when we finally try them. What? It’s 12:13 in the afternoon! Ok fine…brb…
1:22pm: he wasz rigjt. dat guy nows hs wiine.
1142 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291