Where: Los Angeles
What: Wine Shop PlaceList
Who: Not every child grows up learning how to pick out a perfectly marbled steak, but Holly Zack grew up working in her parents’ luxury grocery store in Cardiff, CA where she blossomed into a purveyor of quality at a young age. Now the CFO of Last Word Hospitality where she works with Brack Shop Tavern and oversees much of the wine program at Same Same, she believes that sometimes quality items are worth the price, especially when it comes to wine. She’s a diehard fan of Riseling. “We’ve got two at
Same Same that we’ve had since opening, the Weingut Binz Spätlese and the Georg Albrecht Schneider Trocken, that are just so damn pleasant to drink,” she says. Here’s where Holly buys her juice of the vine:
Holly Zack, CFO of Last Word Hospitality
Lou Wine Shop & Tastings
Los Feliz, $$
Holly Zack: I adore Lou. He, along with an excellent selection of wines that show lots of integrity, make the shopping experience ever-exciting.
HZ: This shop is closest to my house and Jill and Dylan always have a wall of killer wine deals. I’ll come here and buy a case of mix and match house wine to have on hand.
K&L Wine Merchants
HZ: The classic mega store for wine. Solid staff, can help you find any region and any style. Plus, they have a section for “old & rare Bordeaux” and vintage magnums that are affordably priced and really fun to buy for a party. You never know what you’re going to get!
Silver Lake Wine
Silver Lake, $$
HZ: When I lived closer, I’d come here for their wine tasting nights all the time. Great vibes, super Silver Lake-y, and a big, impressive selection.
Bar & Garden
Culver City, $$
HZ: Super cute, small shop in Culver City. All natural wines and very nice owners who make the shopping experience memorable.
The Wine House
HZ: Mega-store on Olympic right by the 405. They have a large library selection - great imports and a fun wine bar upstairs.
Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Santa Monica, $$
HZ: Beautiful shop in Santa Monica curated by Kathryn that’s also a wine bar. This place makes me feel fancy.
HZ: THE place in LA to score some great wines at great prices. Not the most luxurious shopping experience but oh so worth it.
Image courtesy of Lou Wine Shop & Tastings
Image courtesy of Domaine LA
Image courtesy of K&L Wine Merchants
Image courtesy of Silver Lake Wine
Image courtesy of The Wine House
Image courtesy of Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Image courtesy of Topline Win
Featured image courtesy of Bar & Garden