Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on March 16, 2020 No Comments yet

Until further notice we’ve decided to cancel our Tuesday night wine tastings.

Hollywood Vine (the store and the Bar) will remain open. We understand the uniqueness of the times we are now enduring and want to insure you that we too are wiping down counters and doors many times a day. If you would like to come in for a drink or to shop we will be limiting our capacity to follow the social distancing guidelines.
That being said, we have a few ways you can order from the store without ever coming in. You can call the shop and place an order for pick up. Call us when you’re out front and we will walk it out to you. When I was growing up it was the milk that got delivered. Given today’s circumstances it appears that wine/beer is about to become the delivery of choice. Call us to arrange delivery.In the meantime, remember this too shall pass. Enjoy your family and be safe.

Wine Tasting 3/17/20

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on March 12, 2020 No Comments yet

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday March 17th 2020             6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings 2018 JEAN-MAURICE RAFFAULT Chinon RoseLoire Valley, FranceCabernet Franc. Shimmering orange. Fresh red berries, pink grapefruit and succulent herbs and flowers on the fragrant nose. Chewy, tightly wound red currant, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors slowly open up and turn sweeter on the back half. A minerally quality appears on the persistent finish, which leaves juicy red fruit and citrus notes behind. 90 Pts VinousBTG $7.00  Retail $14.99 2018 Yalumba Viognier The Y Series South AustraliaFloral and fragrant, featuring orange blossom, peach and marmalade flavors set on a smooth and juicy frame. Shows precision and balance, with nutmeg details. 90 Pts Wine Spectator BTG $6.75  Retail $12.99  2018 Yalumba Grenache Barossa Bush Vine Samuel’s CollectionBarossa Valley, AustraliaThe fragrance is saturated with brooding plum red fruits, dark cherries, and perfumed berries. This is a defined wine showing the richness and concentration of the vintage. The palate is richly textured, fleshy, round and supple, with a red juiciness that merges into velvety tannins. 93 Pts James SucklingBTG 8.00   Retail $18.99 2017 Lapostolle Grand Selection CarmenereRapel, ChileCarmine red with violet hues. Fresh nose with red fruit notes such as strawberries and plums, along with red paprika and spices. Medium structure with very nice red fruit expression, juicy tannins and good balance. 93 Pts James SucklingBTG $7.50   Retail $16.99 2017 St Cosme Côtes du Rhône Les Deux AlbionRhone Valley, France50% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 10% Mourvedre, 5% ClairetteLes Deux Albions is one of the outstanding wines of Louis Barruol’s collection and highlights the exceptional value that can still be found in the Côtes-du-Rhône category. The wine combines depth, structure, and finesse with aromas and flavors of roasted game, mesquite, and olive, crushed plum, and black currants. 93 Pts James SucklingBTG $10.50   Retail $26.9

Wine Tasting 3/10/20

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on March 5, 2020 No Comments yet


Tuesday March 10th 2020             

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Monteliana Prosecco

Veneto, Italy

Sparkling wine made by natural fermentation with the Charmat method. Pale straw-yellow colour with greenish highlights. It has the typical fruity bouquet reminiscent of Golden Delicious apples, with a hint of banana and peach. It is fresh, aromatic and velvety in the mouth with a pleasant roundness.

BTG $7.00  Retail $13.99

2018 Brooks Amycas White Blend

Willamette Valley, Oregon

26% Pinot Blanc, 25% Riesling, 24% Muscat, 14% Pinot Gris and 11% Gewürztraminer.

Generous ripe golden fleshed fruits with sweet citrus notes framed by equal parts white spring florals, herbal, and mineral structure. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99.

2016 Castello Di Bossi Chianti Classico

Tuscany, Italy

Deep, ruby-red in color, this Chianti Classico offers aromas of ripe cherries and red plums, with subtle notes of toasted vanilla beans and purple flowers. On the palate, the wine displays a superbly structured character with bright acidity and a pleasantly savory finish.

93 Pts James Suckling

BTG 8.50   Retail $20.99

2017 Aerena Cabernet

Lake County, California

Over the past decade, the Red Hills-Lake County AVA has been built up its resumé as and an up and coming source for top Cabernet Sauvignons. The 2017 Aerena by Blackbirds is a top performer. uplifting with fruit and floral components coming together in perfect balance. Soft and supple tannins offer great approachability but this vintage is not afraid to show its true cabernet core. 91 Pts Wilford Wong

BTG $9.50   Retail $23.99

2015 Renacer Villamor

Mendoza, Argentina

This exciting, innovative wine is produced under the watchful eye of Alberto Antonini, one of the top winemakers in the world, from a blend of 45% Malbec,40% Cabernet Sauvignon,

10% Bonarda, and 5% Cabernet Franc uniquely dried and vinified in the true Amarone style. The thin dry high altitude air of the Mendoza region makes for optimal drying conditions yielding perfectly dried rich and lush grapes. 92 Pts James SucklingBTG $9.00   Retail $22.99