An informant e-mail this weekend confirms the long-time-coming Wine Detective is now open in Pasadena.
“After two years of blood, sweat and tears, 400 wines tasted and starting to suspect that it might never happen, WineDetective has quietly opened its doors to the wine-loving public.”
The tasting room offers 50 wines for sampling through Enomatic wine dispensers that allow you to sniff out your own clues notes.
Individual wines are self-sampled, one ounce at a time, by using a special debit card preloaded to fit your budget. Make your selections by button, and the card is charged for the price of each ounce. Repeat the ones you love, ditch the ones you don’t — and reload the card if necessary.
A small menu of cold-cut plates and Basque-style sandwiches is available.
146 S. Lake Ave., Suite 109 (across from the Green Street Cafe) No phone number listed yet, but we’re on the case. Wine Detective’s Yulia Meltser comments below with the phone number: (626) 792-9936.