March 2011

A Special Invitation and Offer
from Ian Blackburn and Learn About Wine
to the Friends of Ideal 55 Wine Lockers

About the Wine Tasting:
One of Learn About Wine’s flagship wine tasting events of the year: STARS OF NAPA VALLEY, featuring more than 40 of the world’s leading wineries from the world-renowned wine region. Now you can share in the excitement and celebrate with your friends as well as some of the top vintners in the area—possibly North America’s best-known appellation. The STARS of Wine, the winemakers and the owners will be showing off and teaching wine by pouring over 100 different wines at the “5th Annual Stars of Napa Valley Wine” event.

Who:
Ian Blackburn, considered to be Southern California’s leading wine educator, brings his unique form of wine knowledge and enjoyment—“LearnAboutWine (LAW)”—to wine experts, the beverage trade and the wine-loving public. Wineries included as of this writing: Amuse Bouche/Coup de Foudre; Beaucanon; Frank Family; Hall; Grassi; Jericho Canyon; Lail; Peju; Pride Mountain; Robert Biale; Round Pond; Signorello Estate; Silverado; T-Vine; Truchard; Veedercrest; Venge; Virage; ZD Wines, and many more!

Location and Address:
Wednesday March 23rd, 7pm to 9:30pm
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
9882 Little Santa Monica Bl. Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Thursday March 24th, 7pm to 9:30pm
Scott’s Restaurant
3300 Bristol St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Tickets:
Enter promo code “55” to get your ticket for $55
That’s a $24 savings off the advance ticket purchase price of $79 and a whopping $70 off the at the door ticket price of $125. Your promo code expires March 5th at 5:55 PM! This offer may not be combined with any other offer. For tickets visit: www.learnaboutwine.com or call 310.451.7600

Learn About Wine:
LearnAboutWine hosts more than 100 wine events a year for private collectors, auction houses, the beverage industry, and tens of thousands of enthusiasts wanting to expand their knowledge of wine – one of the world’s most fulfilling social, business and lifestyle pursuits. LAW has taken wine out of dusty cellars and into the light, and popularized wine education and tasting in a way that is exciting, engaging, and…fun! Please register for the event at www.learnaboutwine.com. 100% of the silent auction proceeds benefit the TJ Martell Foundation, and funds children’s cancer and aids research and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: www.tjmartellfoundation.org.

Feel free to forward this e-mail to your friends.

Visit www.ideal55.com for more information, current availability of lockers, or for a tour.

February 2011

We Hope You Enjoyed Pinot Days!

Thank you for entering Ideal 55’s raffle.

Lease a wine locker or room before March 1st and receive one month free, this offer is not transferrable.

Ideal 55 has wine locker locations offering 24/7/365 access in Hollywood, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Hermosa Beach, and coming soon to LAX/El Segundo and we have a facility in San Francisco.

Lockers start at just $26 per month for a locker that holds up to 168 bottles. That’s as little as 15 cents per bottle per month.

Here is the raffle winner:

$150 Gift Basket: Rebecca A.

November 2010

Looking for just the right bottle for your dinner party or event? Like great pricing? I’d like to introduce you to one of Ideal 55 Wine Lockers’ friends that can help you with both:
Sepulveda Wine Co. (www.sepulvedawine.com)
Please accept a certificate for $5 off of a $10 tasting.
Person must present this e-mail newsletter at time of tasting.

Here’s some more information about Sepulveda Wine Co.:
Sepulveda Wine Co. is a retail wine store and tasting bar offering fine and value wines to fit most tastes and budgets. We also offer a selection of well-known and unique spirits along with fine and Vintage Ports, Sherry, Liquors and Beer. Are you just beginning to enjoy wine? Is Robert Parker your best friend? Either way we’re committed to extending helpful advice along with providing the best quality wines at value prices in the store as well as online purchasing and shipping.

What Makes Sepulveda Wine Co. a Better Wine Store?
Prior to selecting a wine we taste and evaluate the wine based upon select criteria; consequently we know our wines. We have a tasting area where you can sample wines and attend winemaker events. We offer friendly, helpful and informative advice about wine and pairing wine with food. We offer a selection of fine and value Wines, Vintage Ports, Sherry, Ice and Dessert Wines, Grappa, unique Spirits and Beers. We offer a monthly wine selection with local free delivery or shipping if out of the area. And, it’s always a good year for our prices. Sepulveda Wine Co. is a regular contributor to local charities, schools and churches.

Also check out Sepulveda Wine Co. “SideBar” (http://www.sepulvedawine.com/tasting-today.asp) for scheduled events, tastings, special pricing and newly arrived wines.

Join the SideBar, a twice monthly publication describing scheduled events, tastings, special pricing and newly arrived wines. Sign up (or remove) your address by clicking on “Join the SideBar”.

After all that shopping and tasting, you’ll need somewhere to age your new treasures. New clients, please contact us to make an appointment for a tour:

San Francisco: https://ideal55.com/sanfran.html
Rooms – 35 to 60 square feet
Lockers – 12 to 15 and 24 to 30 case configurations

Hollywood: https://ideal55.com/hollywood.html
Rooms – 33 to 450 square feet
Lockers – 12, 27, 39, 45, 51, and 54 case configurations

LAX/El Segundo: https://ideal55.com/segundo.html
Coming Soon

Marina del Rey I: https://ideal55.com/marina.html
12 to 15 case locker – 6 available
10 case locker with racks – Contact us
24 to 30 case locker – Contact us
36 to 45 case locker – Contact us

Playa del Rey: https://ideal55.com/playa.html
12 to 15 case locker – 5 available
18 to 21case locker – 4 available
24 to 30 case locker – 4 available
36 to 45 case locker – Contact us

Marina del Rey II: https://ideal55.com/marina.html
4 rooms from 35 to 150 sq feet are available

Referrals
Happy with our convenient locations and 24/7/365 access? Have a friend that is looking for space? Forward this e-mail and if your friend leases space you get a free Riedel Vinum glass and your friend gets their first month free.

Do you own a business with clients that might fit our demographic? Contact me for details about a referral program that rewards your business.

October 2010

Ship Wine to Your Hollywood Wine Locker

Ideal 55 can accept your delivery and place the box in your locker for $7 per box.

Optional: For an additional $15, we can transfer your bottles to a heavy duty storage box.

We accept shipments for all clients (lockers and rooms) in Hollywood and for clients that lease rooms in any other Southern California Ideal 55 facility.

Here is the delivery address:

Ideal 55 / [+YOUR LAST NAME AND FIRST INITIAL HERE]
c/o JLA
13152 Raymer St. #D
North Hollywood, CA 91605

Here is the FINE PRINT:

Deliveries accepted at the above address 10 AM to 4 PM, M-F

Boxes will be placed in your locker once every 30 days

If the box will not fit in your locker, we will first transfer the bottles to a new storage box for $15 and if it still will not fit, we will place the new box in a new locker that we add to your lease.

Let us know if you have any questions.

September 2010

Ideal 55 on Merrill Schindler’s Feed Your Face on KABC Radio

We are thrilled to announce that Merrill Schindler, editor of the Los Angeles Zagat Survey, will be talking about Ideal 55 on his KABC Radio show this Saturday. Merrill’s show Feed Your Face airs live Saturdays 4-6 PM before the Dodgers broadcast on 790 KABC.

Even with Merrill’s advice are you not convinced you need to properly store your wine? Check out this information on our web site. Here’s an excerpt:

“…While many wine enthusiasts understand the value in this, you would be surprise to know how many wine fanatics and people who consider themselves “collectors” don’t completely understand the reasons behind proper wine storage. There are a number of components that factor into the equation…”

Continue reading the full article on Proper Wine Storage >>

Coming this Fall
Stay tuned for some great wine shop and restaurant deals coming up in our Fall newsletters.

Do you have Fall shipments coming?
Fall shipments coming? Lease space before those bottles arrive. Check out the availability at each of our locations:

Hollywood
Marina del Rey
Hermosa Beach
Playa del Rey
LAX/El Segundo
San Francisco

Referrals Happy with our convenient locations and 24/7/365 access? Have a friend that is looking for space? Forward this e-mail and if your friend leases space you get a free Riedel Vinum glass and your friend gets their first month free.

Do you own a business with clients that might fit our demographic? Contact me for details about a referral program that rewards your business.

July 2010

We Hope You Enjoyed Pinot Days!

Thank you for entering Ideal 55’s raffle.

Lease a wine locker or room before September 1st and receive one month free.

Ideal 55’s first San Francisco location in South Beach/Rincon Hill offers 24/7/365 access and a full service facility offering everything from shipping and receiving to inventory management is coming soon.

Lockers start at just $26 per month for a locker that holds up to 168 bottles. That’s as little as 15 cents per bottle per month.

Feel free to forward this e-mail to your friends.

Here is the raffle winner:

$100 Gift Certificate to the local wine shop of your choice: Aaron D.

June 2010

We Hope You Enjoyed LA Wine Fest!

Thank you for entering Ideal 55’s raffles.

Lease a wine locker before July 15th and receive 12 free double wall premium wine storage boxes, a $90 value

Ideal 55 has wine locker locations in Hollywood, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Hermosa Beach, and coming soon to El Segundo/LAX. We also have a facility in San Francisco.

Lockers start at just $25 per month for a locker that holds up to 168 bottles. That’s just $1.79 per bottle per year.

Feel free to forward this e-mail to your friends.

If you would like a tour of any of our wine locker facilities or if you have any questions, please reply to this e-mail or see the contact information at the bottom of this e-mail.

Here are the raffle winners:

$100 Gift Certificate for K&L Wine Merchants located at 1400 Vine Street in Hollywood. Gerry T.

About K&L – “Since 1976 we’ve been proud to offer the world’s finest wines, great service and competitive prices. We offer thousands of wines on this site with inventory updates happening in real time. In addition we operate three retail stores, in San Francisco, Redwood City and Hollywood, California. For several decades we’ve been publishing a free monthly newsletter.”

$100 Gift Certificate for Vins Rare located exclusively online – Adam L.

About Vins Rare – Vins Rare is an internet based wine retailer that caters to the client looking for the most sought after wines from around the world. Over the years we have developed tremendous relationships with suppliers all over the world and are able to offer our clients some of the worlds greatest wines at some of the most competitive prices. We source most of our wine in Europe and arrange delivery to our Pasadena warehouse in temperature controlled containers. Every effort is made to insure wines purchased from us have been properly cared for and arrive at your cellar in pristine condition.

Grand Prize – Riedel Cornetto Single Decanter – Winner Jennifer H.

Claus Riedel – was the first person in the long history of the glass to design its shape according to the character of the wine. He is thus the inventor of the functional wine glass.

If you would like a tour of any of our wine locker facilities or if you have any questions,
please contact me via phone, text, or e-mail.

Visit www.ideal55.com for more information, current availability of lockers, or for a tour.

Ideal 55 Locations
Los Angeles County:
Hollywood | Marina del Rey | Hermosa Beach | Playa del Rey | El Segundo/LAX (coming soon)
San Francisco:
South Beach/Rincon Hill

May 2010

Ideal 55 Wine Lockers is Offering You a Special Discount on Tickets to All the Festivities!

Ideal 55 and Pinot Days have partnered to offer our mailing list members a 10% discount on all of the festival’s spectacular events. Just enter the discount code IDEALSF10 when ordering tickets from the Pinot Days web site and you will receive an immediate 10% discount on all events. This year’s Pinot Days Grand Festival is on Sunday, June 27th from 1-5pm at the Festival Pavilion in the Fort Mason Center, San Francisco.

In this, our 6th year, we will again showcase over 200 producers of Pinot Noir from California, Oregon, New Zealand, Germany and Burgundy. The Grand Festival is the single largest tasting of Pinot Noir on the planet, and it is difficult to find a better time for the price; $60 covers entry to the event and a complimentary Burgundy-style glass you may take home. So mark your calendar!

We all know how amazing the experience of our Grand Festival is for those who love Pinot Noir. If you enjoy the Grand Festival, please also consider attending one of our other events (Focus Tastings, Winemaker Dinners, Russian River Valley Pinot Day Tour) scheduled for the week prior to Sunday’s Grand Festival, as we think that these events are not only unique, but they embody the essence of what makes the pinot noir industry so captivating.

There is no other wine industry niche that has as strong a community as ours – our pinot producers are accessible and actually desire to chum around with you, and our consumers are passionate, looking beyond simply tasting the wines to the compelling stories behind each of them. And finally we have a grape, a noble grape, that is versatile, finicky, fascinating and, most importantly, delicious.

Our Focus Tastings, Winemakers Dinner and RRV Tour personify these elements. You will get to spend time with our gifted and colorful producers, immerse yourself in their noble wines, taste foods perfectly paired and crafted by some of the finest chefs in the Bay Area and, most importantly, taste insanely good wines.

So – ! Please check all of our events during the week of festivities preceding Sunday’s Grand Festival and join us for a truly unique experience in the world of wine. Click HERE to see all the Pinot Days events.

Lisa Rigisich
Producer
Pinot Days
(415) 246-2967
www.pinotdays.com

May 2010

Looking for a rare bottle? Like great pricing? I’d like to introduce you to one of Ideal 55 Wine Lockers’ friends that can help you with both:

If you’re new to Vins Rare (www.VinsRare.com), you may choose either;

20% Off Your First Order or

Free Ground Shipping

See the bottom of this e-mail for the code you’ll need to enter at checkout Here’s some more information about Vins Rare:
Vins Rare is an internet based wine retailer that caters to the client looking for the most sought after wines from around the world. Over the years we have developed tremendous relationships with suppliers all over the world and are able to offer our clients some of the worlds greatest wines at some of the most competitive prices. We source most of our wine in Europe and arrange delivery to our Pasadena warehouse in temperature controlled containers. Every effort is made to insure wines purchased from us have been properly cared for and arrive at your cellar in pristine condition.

After you check out Vins Rare, check your calendar and make sure you’re free to visit Ideal 55’s booth at LA Wine Fest.

Referrals
Happy with our convenient locations and 24/7/365 access? Have a friend that is looking for space? Forward this e-mail and if your friend leases space you get a free Riedel Vinum glass and your friend gets their first month free.

Do you own a business with clients that might fit our demographic? Contact me for details about a referral program that rewards your business.

Vins Rare, www.VinsRare.com, order codes
Enter only one of the following in the ORDER NOTES:

“20% off Ideal55”

“Free Ground Shipping Ideal55”

*The Fine Print – this promotion does not include sale items and is only for new Vins Rare clients.

Ideal 55 Locations
Los Angeles County:
Marina del Rey | Hermosa Beach | Playa del Rey | El Segundo | Hollywood
San Francisco:
South Beach/Rincon Hill

March 2010

Please Join us Saturday For a Fun Afternoon. Come Alone or Bring Friends. Everyone is Welcome.

Here is the What, Why, When, Where and How.

What

K&L Hollywood Bordeaux Wine Tasting
Ideal 55 Hollywood Grand Opening
Ideal 55 El Segundo Now Taking Reservations

Why
Bordeaux tasting at K&L for $1 (Regularly $20)
Lease an Ideal 55 locker (at any of our locations) between now and April 19 and get:

one month free

$25 K&L gift certificate

one or multiple entries into a drawing for a large K&L gift certificate

Refer a friend and get a free K&L gift certificate
See what El Segundo lockers will look like, you can even view a floor plan and reserve your locker or room

When
Saturday March 20

Ideal 55 Tours from 2-5 PM

K&L Tasting from 3-6 PM

Where
Ideal 55 Wine Lockers: 1545 Wilcox, Hollywood, 90028. Parking entrance on Selma.
K&L Wines: 1400 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA, 90028. Park in lot.

How
Tour Ideal 55’s new Hollywood facility to receive your ticket to K&L’s tasting. The ticket is worth $19 towards the March 20 Bordeaux tasting.

Reply to this e-mail if you have any questions or want to set up a tour prior to March 20th.

Ideal 55 Locations
Los Angeles County:
Marina del Rey | Hermosa Beach | Playa del Rey | El Segundo | Hollywood
San Francisco:
South Beach/Rincon Hill