Thursday, May 24, 2007
Colorado Wine Company with Caroline on Crack
If you live in LA and don't regularly read Caroline on Crack, you're missing out on much of what the city has to offer. This up-for-anything fellow blogger is as delightful in real life as she is on her blog--how many Angelenos that you know are excited about exploring a wine bar in Eagle Rock on a weeknight, even though they live in West LA?
Caroline, her roommate and I met up at the Colorado Wine Company last night for Wine Cellar Wednesdays--when in addition to their nightly wine by the glass selections, you can pick any bottle off the shelf and they'll pour it for you, no corkage. Sipping wine at this laid back spot is like visiting a friend's house--a very well-stocked friend. Lucinda Williams on the ipod stereo, the owners chatting up customers throughout the store with a few tables in front, darker bar in the back, local art on the walls. You can wander through the aisles of thoughtfully-selected bottles (many under $25), glass in hand, and select a few to take home with you, or just sit on a comfy couch and snack on some pita chips while sampling the nightly specials.
The store/bar does themed tastings on Friday, "Lazy Sunday Tastings", and Sangria Saturdays (click here for the full calendar). Except on the tasting days, you can order food in at the bar. They're open until 9 PM most nights, closed on Mondays, and only there until 5 on Sundays.
Colorado Wine Company
2114 Colorado Boulevard
Eagle Rock, CA 90041