VenokadoSisters Susan and Molly Brink opened Venokado with Tracy Hof, converting a minimart into an engaging shop specializing in distinctive wines, unique gifts and personalized service. Susan, a sommelier responsible for the wine lists at Dominick’s and Cecconi’s, seeks out unpredictable, idiosyncratic labels hard to find elsewhere in town. Among them are the Hocus Pocus Syrah from Santa Barbara County (priced under $20), and some up-and-coming Croatian wines . Venokado also carries intriguing gifts for the kitchen, table and bath, as well as its signature “Clutch Gifts,” customizable boxes that pair a bottle of wine with chocolates, candles or accessories—perfect for guests running late for a party! 7714 Fountain Ave., West Hollywood, 323.850.1600.

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