A Message From Our Owner

"My love for wine stems back to my early twenties, and I've been lucky to work in some of the best fine wine programs in California. From my sommelier days with the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group to managing sales and distribution locally for Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Domaine Leflaive, I loved living the fast and furious life of a wine professional. Unfortunately in 2019, I suffered serious spine injuries from a car accident, and had to step away from the wine world as I knew it. After recovering from my second back surgery, I had the idea to open a neighborhood wine shop near my home in Pasadena - a place where both the "brand new" and "grand cru" wine lovers could discover great wine in all price points. I absolutely love making wine less complicated and confusing, easier to understand and enjoy, and I hope you'll let our team help you find your next favorite bottle soon! Cheers"

Nicole Lalague

Owner + Head Sommelier