Sunday, October 09, 2011
Every-day, all-day wine tasting in Glendale
Glendale is now a destination for us. I popped into Red Carpet Wine at 400 East Glenoaks Blvd. yesterday. If you're not familiar with Red Carpet, they have a complete stock of everything booze, and a knowledgeable staff to help you find what you're looking for. RC also has a cool space for wine tasting with two new-fangled automatic pour wine tasting machines, one for red wine and one for white. Here's how it works: you buy a plastic card with a set amount of money on it, then swipe it into the machine. Next, you pick your particular wine and your particular-sized pour -- you can get one ounce, one half-glass, or a full glass. When your card runs out of money, you just add more dollars again, just like at Starbucks. And you can do this during Red Carpet's hours of operation. Red Carpet also has several "event" nights -- Octoberfest is on the 12th -- with food trucks outside and tastings inside. Check out their website at redcarpetwine.com (and RC, I'm ready for my endorsement glass of wine now).