Wine Class 5/6/17

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Wine Class at Hollywood Vine

Saturday May 6th 4pm-6pm

Old World vs. New World

$20 per person which includes a $10 merchandise credit*


We are thrilled to have David Duncanson from Opici Wine back for another series of wine classes. The first of this series will be Old World vs New World.


Old World vs. New World Wines – Simply put, Old World refers to Europe, while New World refers to everywhere else.


Join us as we blind taste wines in pairs, as we discuss and compare Old World style vs. New World. Which do you prefer? The results may surprise you!


If you’re a novice interested in learning about wine or a wine enthusiast looking to expand your knowledge this class will be certain to entertain and inform.


Class size is extremely limited and pre registration is required. If you would like to join us please respond to this email or by calling

954 922 2910.


*merchandise credit is valid for the day of the class.

Wine Tasting 5/2/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on April 27, 2017 No Comments yet

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Tuesday May 2nd 2017

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings


2015 Jorge Ordonez & Co • Botani Moscatel Old Vines

Málaga, Spain

A steal that I’ve been recommending for a number of years is the 2015 Botani Moscatel Old Vines. Totally dry and made from vines planted in 1946, 1968 and 1975, from the incredibly steep slate and quartz hillsides of Malaga, this is fermented with wild yeasts in stainless steel, where it’s aged and bottled after eight months sur lie. An incredibly gorgeous flowery bouquet alone would be reason to spend the $18.00 for this medium-bodied, super-fragrant and seductive, crisp, elegant wine. The old vines, the beautiful floral notes and stunning, delicate tropical fruits that the Muscat of Alexandria varietal (the oldest clone in the Muscat family) produces, are just something to behold. For those interested: this is fermented in total stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and bottled early to preserve its incredible aromatics.

91 Pts Robert Parker

BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99


2015 Glenelly Chardonnay Stellenbosch The Glass Collection

Stellenbosch, South Africa

In 2003, at the age of 78, May de Lencquesaing, then owner of the famous Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, purchased the estate. With a nod to the French Huguenot settlers 300 years before, she set about planting vines to replace the existing fruit trees, realising her vision of establishing a thriving winery that best utilises the soils and microclimate of the valley and supports local economic development and the community. And thus Glenelly Estate was reborn. The glass collection Chardonnay has a bright and brillant colour, with a slight bgreen hue. The wine has complex aromas of citrus, papaya, melon and pear. On the palette, it displays a beautiful, round and comforting texture with wonderful length and intense fruit complexity. 89 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99



2014 Henri Bourgeois Cabernet Franc Vin de Pays du Val de Loire Petit Bourgeois

Loire, France

Fresh savory and green olive notes thread the core of light-bodied cherry and pomegranate fruit. The fresh finish has good cut. Serve lightly chilled with charcuterie or simple bistro fare. 89 pts Wine Spectator

BTG $7.00   Retail $14.99


2014  Bodegas y Vinedos Ilurce Rio Madre Graciano

Rioja, Spain

Brilliant violet color. Intensely perfumed dark berry and floral pastille scents, along with suggestions of anise, violet and pipe tobacco. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering sappy black and blue fruit flavors that put on weight with air. Shows very good energy and power on the long, gently tannic finish, leaving behind notes of blueberry and peppery spices.

90 Pts Vinous

BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99


2013 Zenato Alanera

Veneto, Italy

55% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Brilliant ruby in color, Alanera delights the senses with a variety of aromas and flavors that include fresh and dried cherries and prunes, sweet spice, and hints of coffee and tobacco.  On the palate, Alanera is full-bodied with elegant and velvety tannins.  Vibrant acidity brings balance and freshness, and supports a long and harmonious finish. 90 Pts Wine Advocate

BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

DJ Night Saturday 4/22/17 “The Blues”

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on April 20, 2017 No Comments yet

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8pm -12 Midnight


This Saturday night Hollywood Vine is hosting its first Blues Night, with a local aficionado, playing tracks from the pantheon of greats, some of which will be familiar and some which will have a distinctly familiar ring – any one  blues song never belonged to any one person long before someone else appropriated it, changed the lyrics (a little), and gave it a new title
Join Tina and DJ Stinky Corners AKA Barry Stock for an evening of music from the human-est of humans, men with “Blind” in their name and women telling the truth about life and love and liquor.

The musical form called “blues” is the touchstone for so much of the rest of what occurred in sound in the 20th century, that it is difficult to overstate its impact. The transformation of suffering, vice, and coded innuendo into a simple but compelling expression hit its stride in the 1920s, and was a source of sales in the hundreds of thousands of copies for self-taught people for a decade or so. Often fame and fortune was followed by all of the attendant demons, and the familiar arc was as it is today, empty pockets and an early death. What was left behind is just as compelling as the day it was recorded, though, and modern sophistication, wit and wry humor are undeniably present.


Wine Tasting 4/25/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on April 20, 2017 No Comments yet

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Tuesday April 25th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Chateau Gassier Esprit Rose
Provence, France
35% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 25% Syrah, 10% Rolle
A very clear rosé with shades of peach; floral nose with white and yellow fruit notes (peach, apricot, pear); in the mouth, round and delicate with notes of white peach, mandarin and grapefruit. 90 Pts Vinous
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2016 Montes Spring Harvest Sauvignon Blanc
Leyda Valley, Chile
A fruity and lip-smacking style, with effusive flavors of apple tart, peach and nectarine. The caressing finish is richly spiced, showing notes of cream and spice. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2014 Masseria Primitivo “Sasseo”
Puglia, Italy
There’s a rich, mouthfilling quality to this medium-bodied red, offering a velvety mix of spiced cherry, mulberry and herbed olive, with accents of mocha and graphite. Plush tannins show on the juicy finish. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2014 Piattelli Cabernet Reserve
Salta, Argentina
The extremely dark-colored, almost opaque 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has earthy aromas of peat and graphite with no green aromas. The palate is medium to full-bodied with earthy, slightly dusty tannins. The yields are low and the grapes ripen properly and produced nicely concentrated wines. 89pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2014 Tensley Syrah
Santa Barbara County, California
the 2014 Syrah Santa Barbara is a sexy, sweetly fruited and voluptuous Syrah that offers up a rockin’ bouquet of blueberry, blackberry, violets and pepper. It should drink nicely on release and over the following 5-6 years. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $11.25 Retail $29.99


Wine Tasting 04/18/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on April 13, 2017 No Comments yet

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Tuesday April 18th 2017

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings


2015 Zind Humbrecht Turckheim Gewurztraminer

Alcase, France

The intensely colored 2015 Alsace Gewurztraminer Turckheim displays a beautifully clear, precise and aromatic, also pure and mineral bouquet with spicy flavors intertwined with ripe orange aromas. Round, ripe and highly elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, silky textured, intense and seductive Gewurz with a firm but very fine tannin structure and remarkable complexity in the long, perfectly balanced finish. 91 Wine Advocate

BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99


2010 Dosio Nebbiola D Alba

Piedmonte, Italy

Garnet red with slight orange reflections , notes of rose, violets, blackberries and red currants , tastes very fine and elegant with smooth tannins that are well integrated with the acidity

BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99



2014 Jax Y3 Taureau

Napa Valley, California

A terrific value and an amazing sleeper of the vintage is the 2014 Y3 Taureau Proprietary Red, a mélange of 45% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 10% Zinfandel. This is a steal , and Napa could certainly use more wines that are creatively put together like this one. Kudos to winemaker Kirk Venge – this is a killer bargain. Ruby purple in color, with loads of black cherry and briary blackcurrant fruit, the wine is meaty and refreshing, with hints of mocha and earth. Medium to full-bodied, luscious and velvety, and then some. 89 Pts Robert Parker

BTG $9.00   Retail $22.99


2013  Sequoia Grove Cabernet

Napa Valley, California

Sequoia Grove’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is dark, fleshy and supple, especially for the year. Plum, blackberry, sage, mint, mocha and leather open up in a dark, brooding Cabernet that should drink well with minimal cellaring. The blend is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec and 1% Syrah.

91 Pts Antonio Galloni Vinous

BTG $12.75 Retail $34.99


2014 Old Soul Zinfandel

Lodi, California

Harvested from estate owned vineyards, old vines that naturally lend themselves to producing dense raspberry, blackberry and cherry aromas and flavors that are accented by lush chocolate and vanilla notes. The palate is luscious and round with a silky mouth-feel and a long, enticing finish.

BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99


Wine Tasting 4/11/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on April 6, 2017 No Comments yet

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Tuesday April 11th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Julia James Chardonnay
Ripe lemon in color, this Chardonnay has golden highlights in the glass. Offers a mix of fresh pear, apple, melon and citrus on the nose. There is a bright, juicy, almost racy personality to go with exotic flavors of tropical fruits, vanilla, nectarine, and a hint of oak. Continuing to open up nicely in the glass, it has a creamy mid-palate and a clean, crisp finish.
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2015 Astrolab Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Pale straw with green highlights. The nose has lemon grass, lime peel and elderflower, with background notes of white currant and red pepper. Medium-bodied with white peach, gooseberry and citrus flavours, and a dry mineral finish.
90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2013 Reata Pinot Noir
Canyon, California
This Pinot Noir is notable for its rich ruby color and notes of cherry,raspberry and pomegranate. Aromas of vanilla fill the glass that lead to a well-structured weight on the palate. French oak notes lead to a strong finish that lingers on the palate nicely. A great Pinot Noir for any occasion.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Jamieson Ranch Cabernet Double Lariat
Napa Valley, California
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Lariat displays plenty of sweet black cherry and cassis fruit, velvety, light tannins, medium to full body and an up-front, consumer-friendly style that begs for consumption over the next 7-10 years. This is no wimpy offering at 14.7% natural alcohol and may actually last far past a decade. It’s a sleeper of the vintage and a great value from Napa. 91 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $12.00 Retail $32.99

2014 Whiplash Zinfandel
Brilliant ruby red in color, the 2014 Whiplash Zinfandel boasts aromas of ripe bing cherries, raspberry jam, boysenberry and cardamom. Layers of juicy raspberry and blackberry explode on the palate. Spice leads to a rich, delightful finish on the palate.
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99