Being a Wine Detective
October 07, 2010


Imagine a place where you dispense your own wines, sit and chow on apps, converse idly with friends and do not need to shout over those around you or blaring music overhead.  Now allow yourself to believe it's real...and right here in Pasadena.  For only $5 during our daily happy hour (4-7PM) you can enjoy glass of House Wine and get 20% off our cheeses, charcuteries, Burrata Salad and more...  The proprietors have really done a great job with this place, which has only been open for little bit over 2 years, located in the The Commons Plaza.  Fans of the red are in luck as the Wine Detective offers up choice pours from California, Washington, Spain,Italy, France, Argentina, Australia, Chile, South Africa...  There are fewer whites, but those Chardonnays from Sonoma and Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand will still do the trick, I assure you.... contiue



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Pasadena Weekly
September 03, 2010

Please vote for Wine Detective at Pasadena Weekly's Best of Pasadena Awards! You can vote for us in such categories as Best Deli/Sandwiches, Best Bar, Best Bartender, Best Place to go on a first date (oh yeah!), and BEST WINE SELECTION

Go to, cast your vote, bring your voting confirmation, and get a free glass of house wine with additional purchase.

Last Updated on November 09, 2010
We are among the best things to do in Pasadena!
May 31, 2010

From: Travel Age West

Wine Detective includes an innovative tasting room with Enomatic Machines that facilitate sampling in more than 48 bottles, a wine bar, a wine store and food pairings. While sampling can get pricy, the happy hour held Mondays through Fridays from 4-7 p.m. offers $5 house wine and 25 percent off of appetizers.

Last Updated on November 09, 2010