I have always purchased wine based on what the label looks like, so I was nervous and excited at the idea of going to a wine tasting at Rosso Wine Shop in Glendale.
For $10, from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, the owner, Jeff Zimmitti, opens three bottles of wine for tasting. Each weekend features a different "flight:" Burgundy wines, barbecue wines from California, Italian, Spanish and French wines. It was just delightful.
Zimmitti has led a very interesting life, having gotten most of his experience in wines while traveling Europe as the drummer in a few bands. He is completely unpretentious and thoroughly knowledgeable. He added to his personal experience by taking courses at San Antonio Winery and completed a culinary course at Epicurean. It was while apprenticing at the restaurant next door, Bistro Verdu, that this storefront became available.