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What Do Wine Pros Drink on Their Day Off? New 'Off the Clock' Tasting Series Debuts at Domaine LA

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Wines at Domaine LA (Photo by djjewelz via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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When confronted with a wine list at a restaurant, if there's a sommelier on the floor, their help can make or break the meal. But what do these wine pros uncork on their day off? To answer that, Jill Bernheimer of wine shop Domaine LA [map] is launching a series of tasting events featuring some of L.A.'s most interesting wine personalities who will lead guests through tastings of what they pop open when they're off the clock.The first "Off the Clock" tasting is a week from Friday, and Jeffrey Porter, wine director of Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza will helm a round-table discussion and tasting of four wines he considers personally important, including a Spanish wine, the Champagne he drank to calm his nerves before taking his Sommelier exam, and a wine he made himself.

The events will be intimate (25 people max) and include light bites. Porter's "Off the Clock" on the 12th will be $25, tax included, and runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.. Purchase tickets and get more info from Domaine LA's site.