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Life With a Four Year Old, Mo' Molnar Please, and Be My (Cheap) Valentine


Life With a Four Year Old

     It's hard to believe that our little hallway of a wine store has been around for four years now. And by the looks of things, we're going to be around for a long, long, long time thanks to you all.  So we'd like to take this moment to ask you to be our valentine.  Please.  We heart you quite a bit.  If we had one of those little chalky, weird candy hearts with sayings on them, ours would say, "hey, thanks for being such fantastic, loyal customers for these last four years...we love you and we'll continue to find fantstic wine that doesn't empty our your wallet".  Now, this candy heart of course would be slightly larger than most in order to fit all that text on it, but anything can be arranged for our valentine.....that's you.   You know, those candy hearts are the brainchild of some mad marketing genius because they really taste like pool cue chalk....they're terrible. 

     So, please join us this Saturday to celebrate our 4 year anniversary with discounted wines-by-the-glass from 1-11pm and free Brownstone Pizza from 4-6pm.  Lovebirds welcome...   






Mo' Molnar, Please


     These are truly some of the most unique california wines in our store and now they are also some of the best deals for your dollar. 

     Molnar began back in the late 1960’s when Nicholas Molnar “discovered” Napa Valley. The wines of Napa reminded him of his homeland of Hungary (from which he had just managed to escape Communist rule in 1956), he decided that “this was the place” and began buying land and developing vineyards throughout Napa Valley.   In 1973, he developed Poseidon’s Vineyard, in the Carneros appellation of Napa. This was at a time when there were mostly sheep grazing in that part of the valley, and we’re sure some people thought he was a bit crazy to plant vines there. But his hunch that the region would produce stellar wines was correct, and for over 30 years they have been supplying premium grapes to wineries such as Joseph Phelps, Heitz Cellars, Sterling, Pride Mountain, Acacia, and Mumm Napa Valley.

     In the early 90's they were first movers again, establishing the Obsidian Ridge Vineyard in the Red Hills appellation of Lake County before it was an actual appellation.  This cab is now easily the best deal in cabernet we offer. 


Molnar Family Poseidon's Vineyard Chardonnay 2006, Carneros

"The 2006 Chardonnay exhibits vanilla, caramel, tropical fruit, and lemon blossom characteristics as well as a lovely texture, admirable elegance and freshness, and a long finish. Enjoy it over the next 1-2 years. Former Acacia winemaker, Michael Terrien, runs this project, producing limited quantities of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir."

~ Robert Parker, 90pts

"Ripe and oaky, with luscious flavors of pineapples, green apple butter, buttered toast and caramel, undergirded by a stony minerality."

~ Wine Enthusiast


Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Red Hills, Lake County

(this wine is $29.99 at Wally's for those of you keeping score)

"Named after the famed black marble-like soils called Obsidian, this fairly priced Cabernet Sauvignon from Lake County, made by Michael Terrien, reveals plenty of potential. Attractive red and black currant fruit intermixed with notions of damp earth, licorice, and spice box are found in this round, juicy, seductive, medium to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. It is ideal for drinking over the next 5-6 years."

~ Robert Parker, 89pts


Top 100 Wines of 2008 - San Francisco Chronicle




All those who received confirmation back on their Kogi RSVP, you will be getting a direct email soon with details.  Those who are waitlisted, we'll contact you as others drop out.  Those who didn't get in, we're very sorry but the response was fairly overwhelming.  Guess we'll have to do it again, huh?




In Case You Missed It!


Great LAtimes article about the Los Angeles retail wine world in this recession (cowineco is included!)

-->  CLICK HERE to read




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: Be My (cheap) Valentine

Friday, February 13th


(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

Folks, 5 more wines that taste like you're Donald Trump even if your wallet is more on a Donald Duck level these days.  Gearing up for a Valentine's Day dinner tomorrow?  Gearing up to avoid all the crowds and sit in front of the tv?  Not gearing up at all?  We have your wine...oh yes...we have your wine...2 brand new selections and 3 wines we haven't revisisted in quite awhile for a Friday tasting.


Domaine Drouhin Saint-Veran, France

O'Reilly's Riesling, Oregon (off-dry and fantastic) - NEW

Martin Berdugo Joven, Ribera del Duero, Spain

Alicione Aglianico, Italy

Penny Farthing Cabernet Sauvignon, California (this new guy is 20% cab franc) - NEW


Lazy Sunday Tasting

Sunday, February 15th



4 wines and gourmet cheeses from Auntie Em's Marketplace

No RSVP necessary


(call for other selections)


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 - Cloning


     Alright, with the last poll we asked what your favorite tastings were you voted overwhelmingly for White Trash Wine Tasting and, surprisingly, our Beauty and the Beast series where we taste ugly labels vs. pretty labels.  Be looking for both events in 2009.

     Next up in the poll booth, what if cowineco could clone itself and add another store? Vote for a potential future location of our extremely tiny, tiny empire...  CLICK HERE to vote. 






See You Soon,

John and Jen


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~ Gil Kulers, Wine Blogger

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