15 Best Wine Bars for Sipping Around LA


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The perfect wine bar in Los Angeles should have a few things. Ambiance, for one; the room should be comfortable and casual enough for lingering over a glass or two. And the staff should be welcoming to novice drinkers and experts alike — after all, no one wants to feel dumb for liking merlot. It’s great to have something to nosh on, especially if the menu goes beyond the charcuterie and cheese norm. But, most importantly, a perfect wine bar is about what’s in the glass and bottle. The list should be varied and enticing, a roster of wines that allows imbibers to sip something new or find an old favorite. LA has seen corks popping all over town to the point where we’re overflowing with white, red and rosé. So whether it’s a California-centric list, natural wines or flights you’re looking for, here are several new(ish) and long-standing favorite LA wine bars to check out now.

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