One thing that I have done and enjoyed very much and would like to do again very soon is an outdoor wine tasting. There is nothing like getting off work, taking off your shoes, spreading out a blanket, and tasting wines as the sun softens overhead.
For those in LA there are many options. Barnsdall Art Park has wine tastings every Friday--where I was last Friday. It's a touch pricy ($25 for a 4 wine flight) but all the proceeds go to restoring the Hollyhock House. Malibu Wine is a bit of a trek, but there is no need to make a reservation and it is open 7 days a week ($12-$14 for a 4 wine flight).
|Malibu Wines pictured here.|