A few friends have asked me which venues in the wine industry they should avoid as they do not wish to patronize those who discriminate against, harass or in any way devalue women. Boycotts serve a purpose but I’m more interested in promoting the people and establishments who do a lot to support women so let’s do the inverse and have a Girlcott!
Los Angeles’ first wine shop spotlighting global women winemakers, with a “beastly” theme, arrived in September 2017 on a developing stretch of Silver Lake’s Virgil Village. Sommelier and restaurateur Coly Den Haan
In the era of Time’s Up, any small gesture can make a huge difference: buying your wine at Vinovore is one of them. Owned by Coly Deen Haan (wine pioneer and one of the first female somms LA) and Dean Harada (successful developer, also in charge of Jewel right next door)
Recently opened in Silver Lake, specialty wine shop Vinovore offers its version of gift boxes called “Beast Boxes.” Each box is filled with hand-chosen wine and curated items like rose gold wine openers, toys, or precious stones matched to personality types,
When it comes to food and drink recommendations, there’s nobody we trust more than culinary professionals—and when on the hunt for the best wine lists in LA, there’s no better source than Coly Den Haan.
VINOVORE: Exclusively selling wine, this shop touts brands and bottles from female owned vineyards. It has a unique labeling system (of which the key can be found on the left wall) to help you find your perfect bottle. This is one block up and on the opposite side of the street from The Corner Shop. Also girl freakin’ power?!
Coly Den Haan is Vinovore’s self-described HBIC (“Head Beast in Charge”), a decade-long sommelier, the Silver Lake wine shop’s founder and co-owner, and a woman devoted to sharing the good word—and sips—of other women. At her new bottle shop and tasting room, she sells only wines made by female vintners. Here’s why wine’s future may just be female.
“I’ve always done whatever the hell I wanted to do!” This is something Coly Den Haan, proprietor of Vinovorein Los Angeles’ Virgil Village, admits easily. So in September, the wine and dining world veteran pivoted her entrepreneurial energy (previously poured into her spots
Vinovore, a wine shop in Los Angeles' Silver Lake neighborhood, puts the spotlight squarely on women. Vinovore currently offers a selection of around 180 wines, and all but 5 percent are produced by female winemakers.
LA’s Silver Lake neighborhood gained a new wine destination in September with the opening of Vinovore, the venture of sommelier Coly Den Haan (The Must, Perch). Vinovore’s entire current inventory comes from female winemakers (including husband-wife and father- daughter teams) who inspired Den Haan’s work
The concept of Vinovore is to celebrate the growing number of female winemakers in a male dominated industry and do it in a whimsical, playful, educational and unique way. There’s something else that makes Vinovore unique compared to other wine shops…and its this wine tasting chart, kind of like a
“I love a great real Champagne such as Gremillet Selection Brut from Anne Gremillet. If you’re looking for something more affordable, another Dry Sparkling Wine like Cava or Prosecco would be fantastic as well.”
Silver Lake’s new wine shop with a focus on female winemakers, Vinovore, is offering a selection of Beast Boxes that can be tailored to specific gifting needs. Take the Sloth Box, ideal for lazy nights in loaded with smooth wine and retro toys. Custom notes add greatly to the thoughtfulness, with this one reading,
Vinovore offers an innovative shopping experience while specializing in female winemakers. Befitting of the bohemian Silver Lake neighborhood to which it has just opened its doors, Vinovore is a new wine retail shop with a unique twist and commendatory spin.
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Best 2017 Repeal Day Drink Specials In Los Angeles!! Silverlake’s Vinovore will be bringing the best wine to those who want to celebrate the end of Prohibition! Vinovore is offering select bottles of wine (usually $22-25) for $19.33 (in honor of the year Prohibition was repealed).
GIRL POWERIn addition to a wide selection of hard-to-find bottles––90 percent of which are from female-run vineyards––Vinovore also offers wine classes, curated gift boxes, and more. Says Den Haan: "At the end of the day, I am after female-wine-world domination!"
“Rosé gets its marvelous pink hues from the skin contact of red grapes during the maceration process,” Coly Den Haan, restaurateur and certified sommelier, explains, noting that it isn’t necessarily sweeter than its white or red counterparts.
Silver Lake has a new, female-driven wine shop co-owned by Dean Harada and Coly Den Haan -- one of LA’s first female sommeliers -- that promotes wares from lady winemakers around the globe. The handy profiling system (are you a Silver Fox or a Bronze T. rex?) will help you grab and go.
The new Silver Lake wine shop gives a fresh taste on shopping for bottles by focusing on organic, biodynamic and natural varieties made by female winemakers in an approachable environment. The spot is co-owned by Coly Den Haan, a sommelier
Specialty wine shop Vinovore has debuted in the Virgil Village corner of Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood. Designed by co-owner and sommelier Coly Den Haan alongside developer Dean Harada, the store showcases a wall of strand board boxes
Recognized as one of the city’s first female sommeliers, Den Haan entered the L.A. wine world by working with Perch and The Must. Her latest venture, Vinovore will bring Den Haan’s unique sense of taste to Silver Lake in the form of a specialty wine shop
“I remember dipping my toe into the wine pool for the first time with a White Zinfandel,” says Coly Den Haan, a sommelier and partner at Hot Hot Food and Vinovore in Los Angeles. “My best friend and I thought we were impossibly clever
Located on a yet-to-be-developed street in Virgil Village in Silverlake, Vinovore is a brand new speciality wine shop. The store is not very large, about the size of a comfortable living room, and is home to approximately 150 different wines
Vinovore, a new female-centric wine shop that solely focuses on wines crafted by women, opens this Friday, Los Angeles Magazine reports. The shop, owned by Coly Den Haan, is apparently the first of its kind. Vinovore is located in the 600 block of N. Hoover Street in Silver Lake.