By Kori ~ January 4th, 2010.
For years, Iâ€™ve had friends tell me that they canâ€™t find the great Washington State wines that I tell them about where they live. So with the help of Wine-Searcher.com and a lot of legwork, Iâ€™ve set out on a mission to prove them wrong.
This is the fifth in a series of posts to help you find great Washington State wines in the major cities and areas all around the country. So far, the series has featured New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston. Today, Iâ€™m searching for Washington State wine in the Los Angeles area. Since Iâ€™ll be in L.A. for my cousinâ€™s wedding in February, Iâ€™m anxious to find out where I might be able to find some good Washington State wines.
Hereâ€™s the format: To be selected, a store first has to have a Wine-Searcher.com rating of 4 or higher on a scale of 1 to 5 for customer service, reliability, etc. Next, it has to stock Washington State wines that we really like. Finally, they need to be an online retailer as well, so that if you donâ€™t live close enough to the store to drop in, you can still purchase their wines.
Based on the Wine-Searcher rating alone, I would only have two Los Angeles area retailers to recommend, K&L Wine Merchants and The Wine House.Â However, because I have personally done business with and been pleased with the service at three other retailers in the area, Wine Exchange, Napa Cabs, and Beverages and More, I have included them in this list as well. Iâ€™m hoping that some of our readers will weigh in with their comments if they know of other Los Angeles area wine retailers with a good selection of Washington wines.
Of the five retailers that Iâ€™ve selected, K&L Wine Merchants has the largest overall selection of Washington State wines which includes a good mix of mainstream and high end wines. Wine Exchange comes in as a close second.
Listed below are the five retailers with their street addresses and links to their websites. Please let me know how you find their service and selection when you visit in person, and donâ€™t hesitate to ask us any questions you might have about any of the Washington wines they are offering.
K&L Wine Merchants, 1400 Vine St, Hollywood, CA
Wine Exchange, 1500 E. Village Way, Orange, CA
Napa Cabs, 14702 Central Ave, Chino, CA
Beverages and More, 7100 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
The Wine House, 2311 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Filed under: American Wine, Great Washington State Wine Available in (City), Washington State Wine