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What is Kir?

If you’ve ever had proper hors-d'oeuvres at an aperitif hour or French dinner party- you’ve more than likely had no choice in the drink pairing. That drink is a Kir Royale and though you may have heard of it you’d be surprised to learn Kir has it’s very own fascinating story. We dove deep into this iconic wine-liqueur with Nazi resisting roots, cheers to learning!

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Mulled Wine

It’s that wonderful time of the year where holiday beverages are making splashes and a big way! Restaurants and bars are adapting to the December seasonal changes and are showcasing some classics! Today, we’re teaching you how to make Mulled Wine, all about where the wild idea of hot wine came from, and more. Cheers!

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Pour Haus Wine Bar

Overall: 5/5

Happy Hour: 4.7/5

We crossed over to the Arts District in DTLA for our last wine edition review. Pour Haus wine bar has a Happy Hour that deserves your attention. The neighborhood favorite built solely on the love and word of mouth from regulars is almost too good a place to share, but thanks to owner Lorena we are telling you all about it. Read on to see why we loved it, what we ate, and how the quality of wines here is unmatched. Cheers!

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Garçons de Cafe

Overall Score: 5/5

HH Score: 4.8/5

Inside the Spring Arcade building is DTLA’s very own authentic French wine bar, Garçons de Cafe. The favorite for those mature locals looking to escape the craziness of the historic core. Filled from ceiling to floor with fine French wines, this is heaven for Francophiles and those who know how to appreciate quality, variety, and simplicity. We stopped by for their daily Happy Hour, enjoyed ourselves some cheese and meat plates, all the while getting to know all about our favorite wine bar. Cheers!

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What is bubbly?

Happy Memorial Day! Continuing with our wine discussions it’s a great time to bring up “the bubbly.” Sparkling wines that is. Whether you’re toasting your holiday with Champagne from France, Spanish Cava or just some budget-friendly sparkling white from wherever, we’ve got you covered with info on this effervescent treat.

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Baldoria

Overall Score: 4.5/5

Happy Hour Score: 4.8/5

We visited Baldoria for our Wine Month celebrations in Los Angeles. The hip local neighborhood spot that never has the same menu is a favorite among locals. They have a ton of options for all liquids and an extensive food and wine menu that pairs well in many different ways. They’re open for lunch, dinner, and brunch PLUS a late night Happy Hour on the weekends, need we say more?

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National Moscato Day

Today the sweet, sweet grape Moscato is celebrated through the nation. We did the research for you and found out why Moscato is so incredibly famous, it’s rightfully permanent place in wine history, and just what in the heck is a Black Moscato. Celebrate responsibly!

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What is White Wine?

Our first lesson for our Wine month edition is in honor of the white wine grape, AKA the one that “doesn’t pair with steak.” Learn all about the first mentions of white wine in history, how the monks may be to thank for the continued production of it way back when, and are you afraid of wine? There’s a term for that. Cheers to learning!

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