Sunday, December 28, 2008

Off the Vine

In our last entry, we told you about San Pedro Brewing Company, and right after eating there we took a walk over to Off The Vine which was another establishment we learned about from (which, by the way, is really great site to learn everything about cruises, including what to do in the cruise ports!) It was a short walk away, and they were having a wine tasting that night of Australian wines.

Neither Corinne or I were very familiar with wines from down under, so we thought it would be a good opportunity to enlighten ourselves. We walked inside and we were the only customers so we got to talking to the owners Mike and Alison. They were great company and we talked and tasted Australian wines for close to two hours.

Some friends of ours joined us shortly and, declining the wine tasting, Mike found some beers for them to sample. The place filled up as the night went on and it was a fantastic evening of good wines and new friends! We ended up leaving with two bottles of Heartland wines. One was Heartland Stickleback Red and a bottle of Heartland Viognier Pinot Gris. Both were very reasonably priced (under $20 each) and we figured they would be perfect to bring on the ship with us the next day to have with dinner or in our cabin.

If you have the chance to visit San Pedro, be sure to stop by Off the Vine, we know Mike and Allison will take good care of you.

Off the Vine
S. Pacific Ave Suite 103
San Pedro, CA 90731
(Located across from the
Warner Grand Theatre,
entrance off 6th street)

(310) 831-1551
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Darius T. Williams said...

Looks like a fantastic place! Friends, good wine - who could ask for more?


The Blonde Duck said...

I hope ya'll had happy holidays!

Ivy said...

Happy New Year. I don't drink wine often but occasionally I enjoy a nice glass of wine. Thanks for the tour.