Twelve Days of Bubbly at Vertical Wine Bistro

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Let’s start this countdown to Christmas, shall we? (That is - if you celebrate.) Starting this Saturday, the “Wine Dude” over at Vertical Bistro in Pasadena, David Haskell, will select a different sparkling wine every day (with the exception of Mondays) to be featured in the bar and lounge for just $5 per glass. Be sure to use Haskell’s expertise while you’re there - he’ll be on hand to offer pairing suggestions from the bar’s new California bistro-inspired small plates selection, including rare and hard-to-find artisanal cheeses and charcuterie. Also, if you’re not in the mood for bubbly, you can stop in any time at their Tuesday - Thursday happy hour from 5 - 7  PM and 10 PM - 12 AM, featuring 25 % off the bar menu and select drink specials for $6. Peep the menu below to see what’s available to enjoy with your sparkling (or unsparkling) wine:

Charcuterie Chorizo De Pueblo, Spain Lomo Curado, Italy Mortadella with Pistachio, Italy Garlic Sausage, Italy Serrano Ham, Italy Salame Gentile, France Saussision Sec ‘F. Delices’ , France 3 meats 16. 5 meats 22. 7 meats 28. Artisanal Cheeses Sainte Maure Caprifeuille, France, goat Delices de Cremiers, France, cow, goat Trappe Echourgnac, France, cow Cana de Oveja, Spain, sheep Manchego, Spain, sheep Pecorino Foglie di Noce, Italy, sheep Red Cloud, USA, goat Quadrello di Bufala, Italy, buffalo Fiscalini Bandage-wrapped Cheddar, USA, cow Sao Jorge, Portugal, cow Époisses De Bourgogne, France, cow Gamonedo, Spain, blue veined, cow, goat Valdeon, Spain, blue-veined, cow, goat 3 cheeses 16. 5 cheeses 22. 7 cheeses 28. Bar Menu Mixed Greens (herbs, cucumber, red wine vinaigrette) 6. Shoestring Fries (truffle oil, ketchup) 8. Mac & Cheese (gruyère, herbs, breadcrumbs) 8. Capresse Salad (tomato, Burrata, basil, truffle vinaigrette) 8. Fried Calamari (apple aïoli, lemon) 9. Margherita Pizza (tomato, mozzarella, basil) 9. Date Poppers (Serrano ham, gorgonzola, pickled jalapeños) 11. Squash Blossoms (zucchini, red onions, blue lake beans, citrus aïoli) 11. Corn Fritter (cured salmon, crème fraîche) 12. Sirloin Burger (onion, 1000 island, lettuce, tomato) 13. Desserts “Churro” 8. House-made Ice Cream Sandwich 8.

Saturday, December 12 - Thursday, December 24, 2009 (Closed Mondays)

$5 per glass of bubbly

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Happy Hour every Tuesday - Thursday 5 - 7  PM, 10 PM - 12 AM

25% off bar menu, $6 drink specials

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Vertical Wine Bistro 70 N. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103 (Upstairs, north of Union St.)

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