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Eagle Rock, CA 90041 (directions)
Ph: (323) 478-1985 / Fx: (323) 395-0116

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Importers of Great Import, Pink and Red Cowboys, and Old "Trumpet" Will

Importers of Great Import

     If you happen to not just imbibe wine, but follow some of the happenings in the wine world either through wine magazines or wine blogs, you've probably run across articles about different importers. These maverick grape slingers are often the unsung heroes of your local wine store shelves, taking chances on previously unknown or unpopular varietals and grape growing regions all for the glory of our tastebuds. The best ones are driven by an unstoppable passion to deliver to your dinner table an unforgettable experience they had possibly hundreds or thousands of miles away in the dank basement of a three hundred year old winery. Their wiring doesn't allow them to sip, smile and move on.  To them, a great wine stands up and demands to be shared with the rest of the world.

     Every once in awhile, we're going to take the time to introduce you to some of these importers, beginning with Antonio Martinez, President and Founder of Antalva Imports.     CONTINUE READING...



Pink and Red Cowboys

     Friends and neighbors, we have a new photography exhibit up from the lens of Jeff Mason.  From the film still cutouts above in Hollywood to the now defunct bowling alley Holly Star Lanes featured in The Big Lebowski, Jeff captures unique snapshots of quintessential Los Angeles.

     Jeff Mason moved to Los Angeles over six years ago after graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking in 2001.  He has always had a preoccupation for documenting his life as well as the people, places and objects in it through the use of video, photography and mixed media collages.  Most of the photos in this collection were shot during his time in Los Angeles and they were all shot on 35mm film. The eclectic nature of the chosen photographs reflects the broad range of subjects admired by the artist. This is Jeff's first show of his photography in Los Angeles.  He has never ridden a horse, but aspires to one day.

Jeff Mason Photography Exhibition

Saturday, June 7th 4 - 6 pm

Gourmet cheeses from Auntie Em's Marketplace

Wines by the glass ranging from $6 - $15




Regular Wine Tasting Schedule

*** We hold tastings twice a week on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons , and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays the bar is open for wines by the glass . Please see our calendar for details on any given day: ***


Wine Tasting:Trumpet Will

Friday the 6th - TONIGHT!


(wines by the glass also available from 4:00 to 11pm)


5 wines and gourmet cheeses from Auntie Em's Marketplace

Please RSVP to: or (323) 478-1985

As most of you know, we steal other people's special days and make them our own every Friday night for our weekly wine tasting. Well today is the birthday of legendary bebop drummer, "Trumpet" Will Harding.  He was apparently a legend in the southwest jazz scene in the 50s and no one can figure out why, with a name like "Trumpet Will", he became such a good drummer. He's supposed to be pretty good on the keys too, but just terrible on trumpet.  It's kind of sad really.

Anyway, come on out for another CoWineCo wine tasting and toast Trumpet Will's drum solos of yesteryear.


Ponte de Lima Vinho Verde Adamado, Portugal

Domaine Larochet-Manciat Macon Les Morizottes 2006, Burgundy,France

Douro Ebosco Vinho Tinto 2005, Portugal

First Drop "Mother's Milk" Shiraz 2004, Barossa, Australia

Nieto Senetiner Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Mendoza, Argentina



Lazy Sunday Tasting

Sunday the8th



4 wines and gourmet cheeses from Auntie Em's Marketplace

No RSVP necessary


Laxas Albarino 2007, Rias Baixas, Spain

(1 other white and 2 reds to be determined...we just can't think that far on Sunday)


Wine Cellar Wednesdays

Every Wednesday


No corkage fee on any bottles in the store!

Grab anything off the shelf for the price of the bottle, ask the nice bartender for some glasses, sit, and enjoy




The Poll Booth - Recession?  I'll Drink to That

     It seemed fitting that the week Hillary finally dropped out (or is supposed to on Saturday) that we take down the long running CoWineCo presidential poll on the homepage.  When we ended it, Obama was up over Hillary 2 to 1, McCain had about 10%, and Jamie Farr looked to be a strong running mate contender for everyone.  Talk about dream ticket....think about it...........................anyway....

     New poll......the recession is, as CNN's more and more ridiculous news circus puts it, "Issue #1" for everyone right now. Gas is $500 a gallon, half the people you know are out of work, and the news is spewing chicken little-like predictions about the end of the has this affected your wine buying?  Are you buying the cheap stuff?  Are you buying the same bottles but less often?  CLICK HERE TO VOTE! 




See You Soon,

John and Jen




"Wine has been with us since the beginning of civilization. It is the
temperate, civilized, sacred, romantic mealtime beverage recommended
in the Bible. Wine has been praised for centuries by statesmen,
philosophers, poets, and scholars. Wine, in moderation, is an integral
part of our culture, heritage and gracious way of life."

- Robert Mondavi, 1913-2008

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