The Little Wine Bar That Could: Bin 8945

BinThe best wine list in the US might be found at a new West Hollywood eatery Bin 8945. You don’t believe me? Here’s the wine list. Check it out for yourself.

Once you give it a good look through and notice all the gems, and all the old vintages, now look at the in-sane-ly low price tags. Right. Is that your jaw on the ground, by the way? You might want to pick it up. And remember this is an unassuming wine bar in West Hollywood. So, ok, it may not be the best wine list, but certainly the best value wine list around.

No, I’m not going to tell you where the gems are, and how absurdly priced they are on the list. I’m keeping that info just for my-selfish-self thanks much. It’s every wo/man for her/himself on this one.

I haven’t been there yet, so I can’t say anything about the food, except that they bill it as French with a Caribbean twist -the classically trained chef cooks French food with a twist from his own Caribbean heritage, apparently. The menu looks interesting enough, and the wine list is certainly worth driving five hours down to LA to check out.

No, I’m not heading there tomorrow, but soon for sure. I’m off to Napa tomorrow for a wedding (not mine) then catch a flight to Paris and San Sebastian the next day. I’ll be back home in a couple of weeks, by way of Aspen. Stay tuned, I promise I really will be blogging as I go along this time.

By the way, what I’ll be doing in Paris and San Sebastian is easy enough to figure out. Eat. And eat. And them eat some more. But would anyone venture to guess what I’ll be doing in Aspen?

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10 Responses to “The Little Wine Bar That Could: Bin 8945

  • Derrick Schneider said:
    June 3rd, 2006 at 9:45pm

    Old vintages? Low prices? Pim, you need to visit Bern’s Steak House at some point. These wines look young next to the Bern’s list, which is a zillion times bigger and comparably priced.

  • jeffj said:
    June 3rd, 2006 at 11:09pm

    I assume you and David will be at the Food & Wine classic. Do tell on how that turns out…I’ve been thinking of going for a couple years.

  • Joy said:
    June 3rd, 2006 at 11:50pm

    Aspen Food and Wine Festival? Jealous, jealous, more jealous.

  • Joy said:
    June 3rd, 2006 at 11:53pm

    Sorry — meant the Food and Wine “classic.” My aunt & uncle have always called it the “festival.”

  • KT said:
    June 4th, 2006 at 10:34pm

    I don’t think Bin 8945 is open yet. According to what I have read, they are to open June 15. So, come down then!

  • dan said:
    June 5th, 2006 at 4:48am

    idiosyncratic list, with a weird selection. I’m guessing it’s someone’s cellar, mostly. Also, lots of annoying typos–producers’ names, vineyards, regions all get mangled. they should have spent a bit more time proofreading…

  • Garrett said:
    June 5th, 2006 at 12:41pm

    Enjoy the jetsetting!

  • KT said:
    June 6th, 2006 at 9:13pm

    Actually, I think it kind of is someone’s cellar. I read in an article that the list was inspired by the owner’s father’s wine cellar.
    Typos … not so good. I would have proofread it for a couple of bottles, I used to do it for a living.

  • Cathy said:
    June 12th, 2006 at 9:00am

    Nice plug for Bin 8945, Pimcess! They’re one of my favorite families. I look forward to your report after you visit.
    Have fun in Aspen! Say hi to Ryan Hardy, the chef at the Little Nell, for me.

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    July 23rd, 2008 at 5:36am

    Very good.

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