So today we have the perfect place for both of you.
Welcome to Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room, a discreet habitat of wine and Dracula lore, quietly open now in Beverly Hills.
First off, a disclaimer: you won’t be sipping merlot with actual vampires. Sorry. But come in after sundown and you’ll find a candlelit cove filled with gargoyles, ornate mirrors... and a sommelier named Igor. (Really. And he sometimes wears fangs.)
You’ll want to take a seat at the tiny counter, possibly next to a True Blood actress. (At least one has already put down some vino here.) Or if you need a bit more privacy, head up past the mirrors to the overstuffed couches in the small balcony filled with Anne Rice books.
Long story short, this is a tasting room for Vampire Vineyards, whose wines once came from Transylvania, but these days hail from California. So you’ll be sampling wines like the Chateau du Vampire Midnight Rendezvous (it’s a syrah-grenache-counoise blend) between bites of predominantly red foods like charcuterie and gazpacho.
And if you taste something you like, it’s okay to take it home.
Just make sure it has a reflection.