New Owner, Gerald Ferrante, Crafts a Cosmopolitan Renovation with Updated Wine and Food Offerings and Live Music
LOS ANGELES — Down a flight of stairs off Flower Street in DTLA, wine lovers push back a heavy rustic door under a muted sign and discover a hidden gem in D’Vine Lounge Bar. Previously known as D’Vine Wine Cellar, new owner Gerald Ferrante renovated the existing space to have an old-world charm with new wines where time is measured by the glass. The below-ground location is key to storing wine properly in a cool, controlled-climate, and creates the ideal setting for pouring, swirling, and toasting. Served by the glass or bottle, whites, reds, rosés, champagnes, sparkling wines, and on-tap labels, from 10 different countries with over 50 varietals, satisfy all varieties of aficionado. D’Vine Lounge Bar, located at 821 South Flower Street in Los Angeles (below O Hotel and Spa), opens at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and at 5 p.m. on weekends. Reservations are available at OpenTable.com or by calling (213) 262-8517. D’Vine’s ambience and atmosphere serves as a perfect rental venue for private parties (Holiday Season) and special celebrations (Bachelorette) before and during regular hours.
Under the cover of soft lighting and rustic wooden elements, guests are invited to linger at the long bar, converse at communal tables, or sit comfortably in furnished nooks and private corners while discovering new wines or enjoying old favorites.
“As a Frenchman and Angeleno, wine is always a pleasure,” says Ferrante. “The space has good vibrations and we wanted our guests to feel cozy and comfortable, and to feel as if they were at home. Except here, they have many more choices of wine than they would have at home with experts to help them choose.”
Ferrante adds, “People are curious about wines. Our expert stewards specialize in wine, not just pouring. They have a great deal of wine knowledge to advise our guests on new wines and tastes, how wine feels when tasting and drinking so they enjoy what they drink.”
The wine selection at D’Vine features high-quality, dynamic wines ranging from affordable to expensive ($10-$18 per glass; $36 to $118 per bottle) from known labels to small wineries. Ferrante and his team choose wines to meet every palette and taste from fruity to earthly, from dry to oak with body that is light, medium or full. Each month, D’Vine introduces new wines to their collection so guests can try and discover something they have never had before.
With the new renovation, Ferrante also installed special equipment that enables guests to enjoy even the most expensive wines by the glass. High-end wines are usually sold by the bottle as they spoil with oxidation more easily, and therefore guests could not sample these specialties by the glass. However, with this new tool, D’Vine can indulge guests with a wider selection of wine offerings. D’Vine staff sommeliers can help guests choose their wines based on what they have liked and would like according to their preferences. D’Vine guests can purchase by the glass, by the bottle and by “wine flights” – a three-wine sample customized per guest’s request or with consultative help by D’Vine’s expert wine stewards.
Food Offerings and Cocktails:
D’Vine offers small plates designed to complement wine including rillettes, tartines, charcuterie (cold cuts), assorted cheeses, vegetables (pickled or marinated), house-made pates, and desserts. All food is prepared “made-to-order” from fresh and local sources. The food menu features staple items with new and seasonal options provided every few months so patrons can try something new with wine. Ranging from Zatar marinated Greek Olives ($4) to Tuna Crudo ($12), Avocado and Tomato Tartine ($8) to Kale Caesar Salad ($10), and selections from Charcuterie and Artisanal Cheeses (3 for $14 or 5 for $20), guests can also pair their wine with homemade chocolate truffles and daily sweet creations. Happy Hour offers food and drink specials including $6 wine and $5 beer, plus $6 Tartines.
Wine and cocktails have similar characteristics that please the taste palate: acidity, sweetness and of course, body. In addition to quality wines, D’Vine serves guests with classic cocktails and specialties including Mojito, Manhattan, Cosmopolitan, Old Fashioned, Dry Martini, and Bloody Mary.
Monday: 50% any bottle of wine + Happy Hour from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Wine Flight + Happy Hour from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Happy Hour all night
Thursday: Live Music + Ladies’ Night + Happy Hour from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Friday: Live Music + Happy Hour from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Saturday: Live Music + Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m.
Sunday: Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m.
Upcoming Live Music:
Sat., November 26th: Flavia Bullet, saxophonist, and Adam Hansbrough, guitar
Thurs., December 1st: Julia Kantor, vocalist
Friday, December 9th: Flavia Bullet, saxophonist, and Adam Hansbrough, guitar
About D’Vine Lounge Bar
Previously known at D’Vine Wine Cellar, new owner Gerald Ferrante renovated the existing space and updated the wine offerings to a global selection from 10 countries pleasing to the wine novice and the sophisticated palette. D’Vine Lounge Bar, a hidden gem located below O Hotel’s Bar + Kitchen restaurant off of Flower Street, tempers the underground desires of Downtown LA’s wine society where time is measured by the glass. Under cover of soft lighting and rustic wooden elements sit communal tables and comfortably furnished nooks, a long bar, and a wine list with over 50 varietals for all varieties of aficionado. D’Vine also offers the perfect wine complement in shared plate offerings of rillettes, tartines, charcuterie, assorted cheeses, vegetables (pickled or marinated), house-made pates, and desserts. D’Vine is the wine-lover’s destination, playable on first dates, long days, and social gatherings, and is available for private events. D’Vine Lounge Bar is located at 821 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90017. Hours are 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, from 4:30 p.m. to Midnight on Friday, from 5 p.m. to Midnight on Saturday, and from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations are available at OpenTable.com or by calling (213) 262-8517. D’Vine’s ambience and atmosphere serves as the perfect rental location for private parties and special celebrations prior to and during regular hours of operation. View menus and gallery at www.dvinela.com and like us on Facebook (@dvineloungebar), Twitter (@dvinedtla) and Instagram (@dvinedtla).
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