CLOSED: Wonderful Weekly Wine Tastings at Vintage Grocers

Vintage Grocers, Westlake Village’s favorite neighborhood homegrown market in The Promenade at Westlake, hosts free weekly wine tastings. The store has a beautiful, intimate wine room where they pour unique, seasonal varieties – whether it be chilled whites for the warm summer, complementary meat-pairing bottles to gear up for a weekend barbecue, or the cool, newest brand hitting the shelves. Guests can also enjoy light bites and a beautiful selection of cheeses from a house-made charcuterie platter to snack on throughout the tasting.

The next wine tasting is tomorrow from 11am to 2pm when they will be pouring Kung Fu Girl Reisling!

Vintage Grocers at the Westlake Promenade
140 Promenade Way, Suite A
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Phone: (805) 230-0010

The store publicizes these events on its Facebook page, so follow them! While you’re at it, follow Agoura Hills Mom, too! And you can join the closed group, Moms of Agoura Hills, to crowdsource local recommendations, advice, and brag about your own business or successes or cute pictures of your family!

Beat the Heat at Whole Foods Oxnard’s Beer Tasting Party

In Oxnard, the Whole Foods has a bar inside it made out of an Airstream trailer. Yeah, that’s how they roll. (Or not, since that would jostle the drinks.)

photo from WFMO via Facebook

photo from WFMO via Facebook

The whole store is open, bright, and breezy, but the bar is super cool. When I went there for the store opening, it really was the place to be.

Since then the store has hosted many cool live events, including trivia night inside the little bar. This weekend there will be a special beer tasting featuring Figueroa Mountain Brewery and Margerum Wine Co.

Biere de Menage Release Party
Saturday, May 17 | 6-8 pm
Whole Foods Market Oxnard
650 Town Center Dr
Oxnard, CA 93036
More info on Facebook

Enjoy a sample and join in on the celebration with special food pairings and a festive atmosphere.

I’ve been to enough Whole Foods events now that I can tell you without a doubt that this will be delightful. And it’s Oxnard, so it’s bound to be 10 degrees cooler there.

Rainy Day Activity: French Wine Tasting and Art Exhibit at Whole Foods in Venice!

Do you ever choose a book by its cover? How about buying wine by its label? I’ll confess: I do it all the time. In fact, sometimes I pick wine by the name. If I’m heading to my book club meeting and the book is, say, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and I see a wine that is called “Dementor,” I’m totally buying that one. (As long as it’s under $10. Hey, a lady has standards.)

You are in a beauty contest every day of your life
This artwork was created by a wine label designer for Whole Foods Market. Yes, it’s weird. But what if you were drinking wine and looking at it? It might still be weird, but it would be wine and weird.

Tomorrow evening (March 5) Whole Foods in Venice is hosting a wine tasting and art exhibit party featuring his works:

Join us for a fantastique wine tasting featuring samples of spectacular, value-priced French wine paired with petit fours. While you sip enjoy the art of the wine label designer and Germany-based French artist Gildas Coudrais. He brings a unique touch to wine labels and his artwork gets close to the aesthetics of pop culture. His work is reminiscent of billboards on the sunset strip but remains loyal to the European tradition. $10 per person, proceeds benefit the Whole Planet Foundation.

So, let’s recap:
wine tasting
petit fours
-only $10
-you get to look at weird art
-plus you get to go to Venice, a hotbed of weird art. I know it might be raining, so you’d stay inside anyway, why not be inside a Whole Foods drinking wine and eating petit fours?

Much to my delight, the wines being featured are under $10 per bottle, and the labels are gorgeous. I don’t even mind weird labels on wine. But I love this one:

Chantebelle-Bdx-Sens-Sauvignon-SilverChantebelle Sauvignon Blanc

$9.99/750 ml

A bright and brisk beauty with crisp citrus flavors, it’s sensational start to the evening, especially with chilled shrimp and goat cheese!

I can’t wait to try. You should come:

Fantastique French Wine Tasting & Art Exhibit featuring the works of Gildas Coudrais
Saturday, March 1
5pm – 8pm
Whole Foods Market, Venice
225 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, California 90291
Event page on Facebook
Main Facebook Page
On the Twitter

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Whole Foods Market Venice.