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Top Wine Stores in West LA?

After hearing a lot about The Wine House I checked it out--not bad, but I found it overpriced and the wines I ended up with weren't terribly impressive (Cloudline Pinot is bad enough I discovered, but Cloudline Pinot for $20 is awful).

I've been to Moe's in Brentwood which, again, was solid enough but a bit pricey. Maybe a bit impersonal?

I'm looking for a place where I can build a relationship with whoever is selling me wine. One of the things I miss about being back east is my wine guy Joe at The Grape d'Vine in Tappan, NY. Joe knew what I liked in a wine, was an educator, and was always excited about getting new stuff in.

Anyone think they might have a good suggestion?

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  1. I love Wally's in Westwood. Very personal service and everyone there seems to be passionate about wine.

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    1. check out los angeles wine co and beverage warehouse in cc/mdr.

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      1. Du Vin on San Vicente is my favorite.
        Wine Expo on Santa Monica for Italians.
        Venokado on Fountain impressed me with the couple of selections they made.
        Back Eastside I like Silverlake Wine more and more.

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        Silverlake Wine
        2395 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

        Wine Expo
        2933 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

        Du Vin Wine & Spirits
        540 N San Vicente Blvd West, Hollywood, CA

        Venokado
        7714 Fountain Ave West, Hollywood, CA

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        1. re: cls

          I second Du Vin. Rene realy knows what he is talking about, will steer you towards a better wine for a lesser price and his recs are always spot on.

          1. re: cls

            I always get good service and high quality wine at Wine Expo.

            1. re: anothernotch

              I've had wines EXTREMELY highly recommended by the guys at Wine Expo, not cheap, that I hated. 2 or 3 times. Won't go back.

          2. Absolutely Wally's. Right now I like Thomas there.

            1. Fireside on Montana and Duck Blind (both of them)