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Wine and cheese paring activity in Santa Monica?

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Hey, i'm pretty new to the whole wine tasting thing, and really just want to meet others who are more knowledge who will be able to help me understand this arts of tasting more. I am particularly interested in pairing wine with other food, and i want to start with cheese first since that seems like the basic. I want to know if people can recommend me some events, bars, and activities that I can go in West L.A.?
The only thing i've heard of is this wine and cheese pairing in Santa Monica. http://bit.ly/IQJhZt

It looks pretty cool, but I also want to see if there are other ones that i can go later this month. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  1. I'm not the biggest fan of the place as it is too scene-y, but you may try Bodega Wine Bar during off-peak hours. I am sure Wally's also has events.

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    1. re: goldangl95

      Thank you very much for your suggestions. I will be sure to check them out. Also, do you know of any groups for beginner wine enthusiasts?

    2. The Wine House on Cotner has a number of activities and classes. And they have a terrific restaurant upstairs (called Upstairs 2) where they have a variety of wine dinners.

      1. Not in Santa Monica, but the Cheese Store of Bevery Hills has monthly cheese and wine tastings.

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        1. re: rnp0123

          Close to Santa Monica is Tavern (San Vicente one block east of Barrington). They do beautiful wine and cheese pairings a couple of times a month. Please see link for more info:
          http://tavernla.com/events.html

          1. re: maudies5

            Thank you for everyone's suggestion. I'm going to a wine and cheese pairing activity in Santa MOnica this Firday. Will anyone be interested in joining? http://bit.ly/IQJhZt

        2. whole foods in Venice do wine tastings every wednesday night...plus other events throughout the week, month.

          http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/ve...

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