Friday, March 14, 2014

Wine Adventures with the 2 Dollar Wine Connoisseurs: A New Wine Bar in our Neighborhood The Red Barrel in Long Beach

A new wine bar within walking distance from our house???  Yep it has finally happened.  A wine bar in the neighborhood that we could actually walk to.  Earlier this week a friend of ours posted a picture on Facebook from a Wine bar in Long Beach.  It turns out that it is right around the corner from our home.  So we anxiously headed over there the first chance we had to check it out.  

The place is called the Red Barrel and it is located  near the intersection of  Ximeno and Atherton in Long Beach, CA. It sits in an odd spot between a Baskin Robbins and a laundromat.  They are so new that they didn't even have permanent signage yet, but the inside is really nice and immediately makes you forget where you are.  They have nice ambiance and the decor includes wine artwork created by the owner herself, and the kind of music you would expect in a nice wine bar.  

The staff was extremely friendly. We loved our waitress Emily, she was outstanding!! Not to mention this place has some really good food. We shared a Grilled Cheese Panini with Maple bacon and a Margarita Flat bread pizza, all of the food was made fresh and did we mention it was delicious. The wine we  tried included  Black Stallion Estate -which was a 2012 Chardonnay that had a crisp apple taste to it.  We also tried a wine called American Wine Company Chardonnay from 2012, this one was from Sonoma and had the buttery taste that we love.  Both wine and food choices were exceptional and we just can't wait to go back again!! So we just wanted to spread the word and let people know about this great new place in our neck of the woods.

Up next we will talk about a really cool wine bar we visited in Seattle while up there for a wedding in fall of 2013.   Look for that soon and check out our other Wine Adventures.

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