IN PERSON: With Zora Em Speert, co-owner of Vinoteque on Melrose. Zora is so much fun and such a great interview. She’s extremely business savvy with her own private therapy practice of 30 years and now the restaurant where she along with her husband and staff love sharing their passion for wine and laughter. Vinoteque is a wine and tapas bar with a European ambience mixed with an unpretentious sense of fun. Ryan, the staff sommelier is an expert on wine pairings. They have themed nights including movie screenings and a weekly trivia game both taking place at their lushly landscaped outdoor patio. Zora is one of the interview subjects for an upcoming editorial I am writing featuring iconic women and small business owners in Los Angeles.
Vinoteque is located near the corner of Melrose and Gardner, between La Brea and Fairfax Ave and is a part of the renaissance of gastronomy cropping up on east Melrose including Glow-Bio and the newly opened Melrose Umbrella Company.