2010 Vino de Pago de Arinzano Chardonnay, favorite for Rachel Macalisang

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Sipping Your Way Around L.A.’s Diverse Wine Menus

Do you choose where you’ll dine not by the food but by what’s offered on the wine menu? Congratulations, you’re an official oenophile! And you’re in good company in Los Angeles, which is home to an array of incredible restaurants with equally outstanding vino rosters.
We caught up with a few of L.A.’s stellar sommeliers and wine directors at establishments around the city for insight into their favorite wines and what they recommend drinking now.

What’s your overall theory of wines you choose and how they pair with The Bazaar’s food?
Spanish wine is the core and strength of our wine program, as it pairs seamlessly with chef’s menu; however, we also have a great selection of Champagnes and domestic and international wines to complement our core offerings.
What are your three favorites on the list right now?
2010, Vino de Pago de Arinzano, Chardonnay, Navarra, Spain: Vino de Pago is the highest classification in Spain, and this chardonnay is a beautiful expression of the estate. When I close my eyes and taste this, it reminds me of a region in Burgundy called Puligny-Montrachet.

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Photo Courtesy of The Royce at The Langham


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