These Walla Walla, Washington, tasting rooms trade flowers and folksiness for giant TVs and turntables, creating the ultimate wine-guy hangouts.

August 01, 2011

Tasting Rooms for Dudes

Man Cave Essentials

Leather Couches For watching his favorite UK soccer team, Tottenham Hotspur.
Big TV "I wanted a 55-inch, but Pam said no way. So we have a 46-inch."

Two Brawny Bottles to Try

2008 Gramercy Cellars Walla Walla Valley Syrah ($45) Greg Harrington's complex Walla Walla Syrah bottling (he also makes wines with grapes from other regions) is Washington Syrah par excellence—fruity, smoky and spicy. His barbecued pork is a great match.

2009 Charles Smith Wines The Velvet Devil Merlot ($12) Plush and chocolaty, Charles Smith's Merlot is made with a blend of grapes from Washington's Yakima Valley and Wahluke Slope areas. Samples of his higher-end K Vintners bottlings are also available in his tasting room.

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