Hooray for Hollywood! There is nothing like it for hip, dimly lit places that put the “wine” in rendezvous.
Bodge Wine Bar originated in Pasadena and has another location in Santa Monica, but if you’re in Tinseltown strolling along Sunset Boulevard the allure of this spot is immediate. On the corner of Sunset & Vine, it is open and sunny during the day and dark and buzzing in the evening.
Bodega’s wines, 24 reds & 24 whites, are an eclectic mix of Old and New World in three price tiers with each wine per category the same price. (Please note all wine lists are subject to change!)
Wines by the glass: $7 / $9 / $11
Wines by the carafe: $19 / $24 / $29
Wines by the bottle: $25 / $32 / $39
Though international, the wine list is New World-California-centric and does not include vintages. Wines by country:
USA – 12 (CA – 9, Oregon – 2, Washington – 1)
Argentina – 2
Australia – 1
France – 1
Germany – 1
Italy – 3
Portugal – 1
Spain – 2
New Zealand – 1
Bodega also offers its own Red House blend @ $6 (glass), $15 (carafe), & $22 (bottle). It is a southern Rhone-style blend that is 98% Grenache and 2% Syrah produced in USA > CA > Central Coast > Paso Robles.
Still thirsty? Please add to your list of options 1 Prosseco (Italy), 1 Moscato Rose (Italy), 1 Champagne (France), 1 Moscato D’Asit (Italy), 1 Tawny Port (Portugal), 5 Sakes (Japan), and 15 domestic & imported beers. If you’ve never had Poochi Poochi Sake treat yourself.
The Bodega wines tasted were unique and enjoyed by all. There are high expectations for future vistits as modenook.com selflessly tastes its way through the entire list for your benefit:
- Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne (France > Champagne > Valle de la Marne > Epernay)
- Block 9 Pinot Noir (USA > California)
- Vila Reserva Malbec, (Argentina > Mendoza > Lujan de Cuyo)
- Mazzoni Super-Tuscan (Italy > Tuscany > Rosso di Montalcino)
- Creta Roble Tempranillo (Spain > Castilla Y Leon > Ribera del Duero)
Every Bodega location hosts Group Parties as well. Details can be found on their website.
Happy tasting at Bodega Hollywood!