Canyon Vines

Oenotria - the Land of Wine

By Adam C. Vignola on Feb 27, 2005 - 1:42:00 PM
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A look at 6 Italian DOCG wines both red and white. We start in the North and head South on the great Italian peninsula.

  Oenotria - the Land of Wine

By Adam C. Vignola on Feb 27, 2005 - 1:42:00 PM
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A look at 6 Italian DOCG wines both red and white. We start in the North and head South on the great Italian peninsula.

Geoffrey Senior at Larchmont Wine passes away.

By Adam C. Vignola on Feb 13, 2005 - 1:50:00 PM

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Many in the wine community cherished his gift for conversation, friendship, and advice on wine. His funeral was a who’s who in the LA wine scene.



  Geoffrey Senior at Larchmont Wine passes away.

By Adam C. Vignola on Feb 13, 2005 - 1:50:00 PM

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Many in the wine community cherished his gift for conversation, friendship, and advice on wine. His funeral was a who’s who in the LA wine scene.



A Mexican Christmas

By Adam C. Vignola on Dec 19, 2004 - 10:55:00 AM
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In many Latin American families a holiday meal of homemade banana-leaf tamales matched with 100% Blue Agave Tequila to sip on is the feast du jour.  

  An Italian Thanksgiving

By Adam C. Vignola on Dec 5, 2004 - 1:10:00 PM

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A neighborhood spot rises to the occasion for an impromptu holiday meal.



Peace in the Canyon at the Italian Restaurant Pace

By Adam C. Vignola on Nov 28, 2004 - 1:25:00 PM

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When Jim Morison sang, "I see you live on Love Street. There's this store where the creatures meet," he may have been standing below that store in the space that Pace Restaurant occupies today.



  400 Cheeses Meet 300 Wines in Beverly Hills

By Adam C. Vignola on Nov 21, 2004 - 3:06:00 PM

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"All wines and food go through a 7-year cycle," says Tony the wine and cheese buyer for the prestigious Cheese Store of Beverly Hills. He'll tell you what's in - Italy, and what's a good pairing for that special bottle of wine.



The Matriarch in LA's Fine Wine Stores

By Adam C. Vignola on Nov 14, 2004 - 11:12:00 AM
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In search of better producers, the better vintages, and better deals. That's Greenblatts!


  The Matriarch in LA's Fine Wine Stores

By Adam C. Vignola on Nov 5, 2004 - 11:54:00 AM

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In search of better producers, the better vintages, and better deals. That's Greenblatts!



An Advocate of Animal Rights and French Wine

By Adam C. Vignola on Oct 29, 2004 - 1:05:00 PM

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Du Vin is a wine shop reminiscent of the quintessential European countryside. As you walk inside this boutique hard-to-find wine store you may look up and see a sign that reads ‘We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone wearing animal fur.’  Rene the owner is an advocate of animal rights and French wine.



  When Food and Wine are a Match

By Adam C. Vignola on Oct 22, 2004 - 2:43:00 PM
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You know what you like to eat, but those rules for matching wine and food are so confusing. Seek out the sommelier and enjoy a little freedom the next time.



Uncovering the History of the Canyon Country Store

By Adam C. Vignola on Oct 15, 2004 - 1:00:00 PM

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  This legendary Canyon Country store has a history as rich as the wines it now carries.



  The Best Deal in Town

By Adam C. Vignola on Oct 8, 2004 - 1:37:00 PM
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"My parents introduced me to wine. My cousin loved wine. My every day life was around wine." Sound French? He is.


Wines, Jazz and Charity, oh my!

By Adam Vignola on Oct 1, 2004 - 1:11:00 PM
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On a beautiful starry night in Southern California, I was treated to free Jazz, six tantalizing wines, noshed on delicious cheeses, breads and fruits and all for only a $10 donation to charity.



  Canyon Vines

By Adam Vignola on Sep 24, 2004 - 10:50:00 AM

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The bucolic Village of Larchmont reflects the simpler life of small towns in the heart of Hancock Park. It is here that an ex-winemaker opened a wine store 9 years ago that stocks wines from the rustic to the rare collectibles of the world. 



Canyon Vines

By Adam C. Vignola on Sep 17, 2004 - 1:24:00 PM
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Silverlake is a hodgepodge of affluence, grunge, and new immigrants. So it makes perfect sense then that Silverlake Wine is a mixture of wine bar, wine store, with an art gallery presentation.

  Canyon Vines

By Adam C. Vignola on Sep 10, 2004 - 10:17:00 AM
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Taste before you buy! Wines stores are adding wine bars to attract new customers.

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