The Imbiber’s Ultimate Playboy Fantasy Wine Tour
By Greg Thompson/Special to LAist
Santa Monica’s Pourtal Wine Bar and Playboy.com’s Imbiber Dan Dunn have teamed up to present The Imbiber’s Ultimate Playboy Fantasy Wine Tour. A flight of eight wines has been inspired by eight of Playboys classic Playmates. At the October 6th launch party, winosseurs sipped, swirled, and mingled with Dan and his Playboy ‘mates’. Pourtal showed the lineup on their high tech Enomatic Machines. The wines remain available by the taste, glass or bottle at Pourtal through the end of October.
Andrea Lowell, Playboy model and Hostess of Sirius/Xm’s Playboy Radio Morning Show poured a tasting of Waterbrook Melange 2005 that Dunn paired for her. Featured Playmate Lisa Semler, née Lisa Welch, Miss September 1980, autographed bottles of her family’s 2001 Semler Cabernet. This second vintage from their Malibu estate shows great berry fruit and, like Lisa, is peppery and well balanced. The delicious photo on the label is from her Playmate of the Month feature. Dunn also demonstrated his writing prowess signing copies of his critically acclaimed semi true memoir ‘Nobody Likes a Quitter (And Other Reasons to Avoid Rehab)."