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- jmaya321 - 12-30-2001 09:41 PM

In Orange County, CA or Los Angeles. Cannot locate a Sicilian white, COLOMBA PLATINO, from Duca di Salaparuta. Thanks.

- Drew - 12-30-2001 09:54 PM

I would think you would have to check out Roberto's store:

Wine Expo
2933 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA

Best Wine Store
Wine Expo/Enoteca Centrale/Champagne World HQ

Address: 2933 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica
310-828-4428 or 1-800-WINE EXPO

The Westside's favorite, Wine Expo scores points for housing the largest selections of Italian wines, Belgian ales, and champagne in Southern California, with a moderate dose of Napa and producers closer to home thrown in. Aficionados may be disappointed by the paltry representation of Bordeaux, but, hey, we're in Amerika, where the esoteric art of imbibing comes with an inflated price tag -- and the proprietors here promote the less expensive Italian vintages. Make use of the manically composed, hyperinformative newsletter (which alternates as a manifesto decrying the universal technocratic tendency toward factory wineries) crammed with enthusiastic banter on pairing booze with food, latest acquisitions and prices, even recommendations for your simultaneous listening pleasure "to enhance beverage enjoyment." Sample the libations owner Ali Biglar and his partner Roberto Rogness have brought back from their latest mission at an organized, restaurant-held tasting. There are deals on cases of imported mineral water (to aid in avoiding hangover), and a monthly home-delivery service that they'll tailor in accordance with your budget. Sign up for the e-letter if thirsting for more, and prepare to indulge in some serious education in inebriation. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. "LA New Times"

[This message has been edited by Drew (edited 12-30-2001).]