Bottles of wine for under $30 bucks in Old Town Pasadena.
This is your starter Wine Store, your Wine Store on Training Wheels…and no, that’s not a bad thing.
You’ve seen the Store’s mission statement. Now, when you graduate from Heritage and move on to a place like Santa Monica’s The Wine Store, you may be ready to splurge on that hundred dollar bottle of wine. (I myself will stay a wine adolescent forever at those prices). My understanding is that Heritage has lost a favored Wine Buyer, so its not quite what it once was, but I still say its work a trip or two. Plus
The good part about Heritage, along with most of the Wine Stores out there nowadays, is that you can sample the grape as well as purchase it. Heritage has a nice little wine bar, and they serve small plates to boot. Now, one is suggesting that you make a meal out of what you’ll get at Heritage, but for a snack, or an end-of-the-evening tasting? It’s a great place.
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP, PEOPLE: As an added bonus, a number of places around Heritage, like Café Bizou, offer discounted Corkage rates specifically because of the store. So take advantage!