Boozing Writers' Parties: The Imbiber and the Bubbly Girl

— by Caroline on Crack


Photo by Bert Stern

The Imbiber’s Ultimate Playmate Fantasy Wine Tour at Pourtal
Playboy‘s bad boy boozing columnist and author of the must-read adventures-in-drinking memoir Nobody Likes a Quitter, Dan Dunn is kicking off what is most definitely the sexiest wine tasting tour in the history of the world. Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar in Santa Monica will feature wines inspired by some of the magazine’s most famous centerfolds, from Marilyn Monroe to Anna Nicole Smith.

Dunn, who selected each of the Playmates and their respective wines, says:

This wine tour is a celebration of beauty and timelessness, a chance to raise our glasses to the women who have captured our hearts and our senses.

For the month of October, the wine bar’s Enomatic machines will offer one-ounce pours of the voluptuous vino which range in price from $2.30 to $8.80 per taste. But it’s the launch party on October 6 that will have actual Playmates in attendance, like Lisa Semler (nee Welch), Miss September 1980 and now of Semler Wines, and Andrea Lowell, host of Playboy Morning Show on XM/Sirius Radio. Join Dan and the girls for sips and mingling. And you’ll also be able to buy signed copies of his Quitter book ($15). I haven’t read it yet, but my bf highly recommends it.

Featured Wines:

  • Marilyn Monroe: Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
  • Bettie Page: Paraduxx 2006
  • Jayne Mansfield: Luciano Sandrone Dolcetto d’Alba 2007
  • Lisa Semler: Semler Cabernet 2001
  • Pamela Anderson: Rocca Family Vineyards “Bad Boy Red” 2006
  • Jenny McCarthy: Four Vines “The Maverick” 2006
  • Anna Nicole Smith: Tenuta di Ghizzano Il Ghizzano 2007
  • Kelly Monaco: Big Basin Mandala Syrah 2006

Tuesday, October 6 from 6:30-8:30pm. Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar, 104 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica (map). (310) 393-7693.

The Bubbly Girl’s Champagne Cocktails and Book Party at the Edison

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Consider this book party a happy hour with a lotta class. We’re talking Moet & Chandon champagne cocktails at the Edison downtown after all. It’s to celebrate author Maria Hunt’s book, The Bubbly Bar: Champagne and Sparkling Wine Cocktails for Every Occasion. For $20 guests will not only get delicious cocktails but appetizers and a copy of the book signed by the author herself! (Or the price is $10 if you just want to taste the bubbly.) The shindig will be in the bar’s intimate Tesla Lounge so RSVP/prepay on The Bubbly Girl site by tomorrow, October 3 to get a spot as no tickets will be sold at the door. And you can stick around til 8pm to catch the Edison’s sexy cabaret show, Incandescence.

Wednesday, October 7 from 5:30-7:30pm. The Edison, 108 W. 2nd Street, Downtown (map). (213) 613-0000.