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  • High-End Rioja Tasting with Bites: Sat., May 6 5-8pm

    High-End Rioja Tasting with Bites
    -Food by Racion
    -Famous Gran Reserva Riojas
    -$25 all included!
    Sat., May 9, 5-8pm

    Today we will be pulling out all the stops and pouring some great Reservas and Gran Reservas from some of the best producers in Rioja, including Lopez de Heredia, La Rioja Alta, CUNE, and Ontanon. Plus we’ll have amazing “tapas” or “pintxos” from Racion Restaurant.  In addition, save 10% on any bottles tasted today. It’s hedonism at its best, and a win-win for everyone. This will sell out so call to reserve your spot early–626 577-9463.

    -2014 Ontanon Rioja Rosatto
    -2011 Ontanon Crianza
    -2002 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Reserva
    -2006 CUNE Vina Real Gran Reserva
    -2004 La Rioja Alta “904″ Gran Reserva

  • Wine Walk Pasadena! This Sat., May 2 4-6pm

    This Sat.:

    Sat., May 2, 4-6pm
    Sign up here:

    -Includes 6 Wine tastings at over a dozen businesses to choose from
    -Includes commemorative wine tasting glass
    -Live Music at Monopole–Joe LoPiccolo on Classical and Flamenco Guitar
    -2 French wines at Monopole
    -2 Mexican wines next door at Zona Rosa and
    -Plus many other wines for tasting around the neighborhood.
    -Go to the Pasadena Playhouse to start the tasting and to pick up your wine glass!

  • Thursday Night Food Trucks and Music! Every Thurs. 6-10pm

    Thursday Night Block Party on El Molino:

    Food Trucks and Music and Wine every Thursday until Thanksgiving! Get your food at the trucks parked outside and bring it in and pair with a great glass or flight of wine! Guitar music and the like 6-8pm in the store, and then Latin Jazz and other vibes in the alley from 8-10pm. Get out of the house and enjoy the summer in your neighborhood with friends!

    04/02 – Hungry Nomad, Son of a Bun;  Gerardo on guitar

    04/09 – Lobsta, Lobos Truck;  Skip Heller Roots/Rockabilly

    04/16 – India Jones, Romolos Cuisine; Jo LoPicollo Classical guitar/Jazz

    04/23 – Jogasaki Burrito, Slammin Sliders;  Ruben Ramos on classical/jazz guitar

    04/30 – Belly Bomz, Crepe n Around;  Rick Sonder autoharp!

    05/07 – Hungry Nomad, Lobos Truck; Skip Heller Roots/Rockabilly

    05/14 – Lobsta, Slammin Sliders; Jo LoPicollo Classical guitar/Jazz

    05/21 – India Jones, KOGI;  Ruben Ramos guitar

    05/28 – Son of a Bun, Grilled Cheese; Rick Sonder on Autoharp!

    06/04 – Crepe n Around, Belly Bomz; Ruben Ramos guitar

    06/11 – Hungry Nomad, Lobsta; Skip Heller Roots/Rockabilly

    06/18 – Jogasaki Burrito, India Jones; Jo LoPicollo Classical guitar/Jazz

    06/25 – Grilled Cheese, Lobos Truck; Gerardo on Jazz/Flamenco guitar

    07/02 – Crepe n Around, Slammin Sliders; Rick Sonder on Autoharp

    07/09 – Son of a Bun, Lobsta;  Skip Heller Root/Rockabilly guitar

    07/16 – Belly Bomz, Romolos Cuisine;  Ruben Ramos on Jazz/Flamenco guitar

    07/23 – Lobos Truck, Jogasaki Burrito;  Jo LoPicollo Classical guitar/Jazz

    07/30 – Crepe n Around, India Jones; Music TBA

    08/06 – Hungry Nomad, Slammin Sliders; Skip Heller Root/Rockabilly guitar

    08/13 – Grilled Cheese, Lobsta; Rick Sonder on Autoharp

    08/20 – KOGI, Lobos Truck; Gerardo on Flamenco/Jazz guitar

    08/27 – Jogasaki Burrito, India Jones;  Music TBA

    09/03 – Crepe n Around, Slammin Sliders;  Ruben Ramos on Jazz/Flamenco guitar

    09/10 – Grilled Cheese, Lobsta;  Skip Heller Roots/Rockabilly guitar

    09/17 – Romolos Cuisine, KOGI; Jo LoPicollo Classical guitar/Jazz

    09/24 – Belly Bomz, Jogasaki Burrito;  Rick Sonder on Autoharp!

    10/01 – Son of a Bun, Lobos Truck; Music TBA

    10/08 – Grilled Cheese, Slammin Sliders;  Ruben Ramos on Jazz/Flamenco guitar

    10/15 – Hungry Nomad, India Jones; Jo LoPicollo Classical guitar/Jazz

    10/22 – Lobsta, Jogasaki Burrito;  Rick Sonder on Autoharp!

    10/29 – Romolos Cuisine, Son of a Bun;  Music TBA

    11/05 – Crepe n Around, Belly Bomz;  Rick Sonder on Autoharp!

    11/12 – Hungry Nomad, Lobos Truck;  Skip Heller Roots/Rockabilly guitar

    11/19 – Jogas; Jo LoPicollo Classical guitar/Jazz

  • FRIDAY NIGHT BLIND: Guess the Wines and the tasting’s FREE!

    NEW!!! Weekly BLIND TASTING contest:

    Every Friday


    Yes, come blind taste as many classic wines as you can muster (4 for $20). If you guess the grape correctly in 3 out of 4  your tasting is FREE!

    Get all 4 right and you also win a Monopole TEE-SHIRT, and get your name on our WALL OF FAME! Don’t look anywhere else to taste wine. Come to Monopole and taste BLIND!
    Come by on Fridays and challenge your palate!

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