Sunday, December 23, 2007
Whenever I'm in Southern California I always try to stop by Hi-Time Wine Cellars to browse through the terrific assortment of champagnes. Their selection of over 200 champagnes ranges from the largest houses to tiny growers you've never heard of, and Hi-Time has carried an extensive array of grower champagne since well before it became fashionable to do so. Recently they've expanded their wine cellar to include a room devoted to champagne and sparkling wines, and like the rest of the cellar it's fully temperature-controlled (which isn't always the case in the Los Angeles area, although it should be). They've got an equally impressive collection of wines from other regions around the world, which I do look at from time to time, but invariably I find myself buying more champagne here than anything else.
Hi-Time Wine Cellars - 250 Ogle Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627