Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - SOLD OUT

6600 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, 90028

Dinner + Tasting  /  6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Taste $10,000+ worth of wine!

Grand Cru Burgundy (made from Pinot Noir) requires 15+ years! Top producers back to 1969 will be served; All wines decanted & served blind next to an epic gathering of great older Barolo! (made from Nebbiolo) the old school wines were made to last a century! We hunted the world and found an amazing set of wines to truely explore the land of Tar & Roses.... Once controlled by the Dukes of Burgundy, Barolo has much in common with great Burgundy ... and we will taste them blind allowing you to discuss, guess which wine, which vintage, and pick your favorites (its just more fun doing it this way).

This is a once in a lifetime gathering of greats! and you are worth it!  Please tell all your friends about wineLA.com and join us in Piemont in November for Truffle season! 

Fine Print: list shows 18 wines and we will bring a few extras should something not perform or disappoint but every step has been taken to buy finest examples from elite producers. All bottles are in good/great condition. Limited to 18 guests, we follow a one-bottle per guest policy* - starting Champagne - we upgrade to Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne, Blanc de Blancs (Magnum) when we sell out!   

 *This event requires a minimum number of participates to operate. 


Please review carefully any programs you may be interested in that may involve food/ refreshments and/ or beverages. Unfortunately, Refreshments/ Food & Beverage Substitutions are Politely Declined. We try our best to accommodate food limitations/ restrictions. However, it is our policy is to inform you that we make no promises or guarantees of any particular food/ beverage accommodations, regardless of whether wineLA or our third-party venue is providing refreshments/ food and/ or beverages. We make no promises/ guarantees that if/ any refreshments/ food and/ or beverages are free of any allergens, health restricting products. We will not be held responsible/ liable for if/ any illness that may occur while consuming at his/her own free will and at his/ her own discretion. Tickets for any/ all classes, programs, events, travel, tickets in general are non-refundable. If you have any questions, concerns, please feel free to contact us at TLC@wineLA.com before purchasing any ticket(s).


Burgundy (France) - Pinot Noir (prices are retail estimates but bottles in this condition are hard to find)

Domaine Faiveley, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 1969 (awesome vintage - $700)

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue, Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 1990
(Legendary - $800+)

Domaine de L'Arlot, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru 1993
(outstanding, lets compare a great Premier Cru)

Domaine Armand Rousseau, 'Clos des Ruchottes' Monopole, Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru 1993 ($1400+)

Domaine Faiveley, Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 1993 ($400+)

Domaine Jean Grivot, Echezaux Grand Cru 1996 ($500-$750 per bottle)

Domaine Ponsot, Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru 1996 ($350+)

Domaine Armand Rousseau, Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru 1999

Domaine Leroy Les Beaux Monts, Vosne-Romanee Premier Cru, France 1990

BAROLO (Italy) - Nebbiolo "Tar & Roses" (prices are estimates: most of these bottles are "Unicorns" - heard of but never found)

Giacomo Conterno "Francia" 1952 (Top ancient vintage - $700)

Giuseppe Mascarello 1964 (one of Barolo's greatest vintages
and top producers value $900-$1500)

Vietti 1971 (Top ancient vintage, pristine bottle - $600)

Paolo Scavino "Cannubi" 1990 (Top vintage - top house - top vineyard $500)

Gaja "Costa Russi" Barbaresco 1995 (No introduction necessary,
it's not Barolo but lets compare) ($500+)

E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis "Cannubi" 1996
(one of my personal favorite producers - $200)

Ceretto "Bricco Rocche" 1997 (Top scoring wine
in a great vintage - top vineyard $400)

Domenico Clerico "Percristina" 1998
(finally coming around - old school producer $200)

Roberto Voerzio 'Fossati Case Nere' Riserva 10 Anni, Barolo DOCG, Italy 2005
(Top $ producer - $400+ still young, but spectacular)


Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant is the second restaurant from fine dining chef Curtis Stone (of Maude) and the first he’s opening with his brother Luke Stone. Gwen is both a European-style, chef-driven butcher shop and a restaurant that is redefining fine dining in LA, with an elegant feast style menu presenting up to 20 dishes that call on fire-based cooking techniques. An á la carte menu is also available at the bar and patio where bookings are not essential. Whether you’re picking up house-made charcuterie, prime and rare breed meats from the retail store, enjoying an elegant feast in the dining room or relaxing with a bite and cocktail on the patio, Gwen delivers the highest standards of quality, taste, and service.


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