New Wave of Greek Wine, Saturday, February 16   ONLY $12.00

An Evening of Tastes with Charles Neal, Wednesday, February 20, 2013   $55.00

Scotch Master Class: The Island and Coastal Whiskies, Friday, February 22   $90.00 SOLD OUT! (Wait List)

Dalla Terra Italian Fest, Saturday February 23  $45.00

French Wine Scholar Course, Five Saturdays (four instruction + one exam) beginning March 2  $595.00

Killer Riesling, Monday, March 4  $52.00

What You Absolutely Need to Know About Wine, Tuesday, March 5  $52.00

Upstairs 2 Wins "Most Notable Wine List" Award

Upstairs 2 Wine & Dine (Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday)   $55.00

Upstairs 2 Chef Todd's Tasting Menu   $47.00

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      An Evening of Tastes with Charles Neal   Scotch Master Class Dalla Terra Italian Fest 
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  Killer Riesling  Absolutely Need to Know about Wine        FWS Class #2 

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New Wave of Greek Wine Tasting
Saturday, February 16
2:00-4:00 PM
Upstairs 2
Only $12


Come taste the new wave of Greek wines with young winemaker Christos Zafeirakis and Greek wine expert Markus Stolz!

Once the world leader in wine production, quality Greek wine was buried by mass production, poor shipping methods, and inattention to its native bounty.  Greek wine expert Markus Stolz has been working tirelessly to unearth the former glory of Greek wines by finding young, dynamic producers focused on making wines of the highest quality using indigenous grapes. 

Come discover the beauty and power of Greece as Christos and Markus pour wines from the Peloponnese all the way up to Macedonia!

Wines to be tasted:
2007 Diamantakos Xinomavro  (Macedonia)  $35.99
2011 Diamantakos Preknadi  (Macedonia)  $31.99
2008 Zafeirakis Limniona (Thessaly) $23.99
2011 Zafeirakis Malagousia (Thessaly) $15.99
2011 Tetramythos Mavrokalavryta "Natural" (Peloponnese) $14.99
2011 Kir-Yianni “Petra” Roditis (Macedonia) $12.99
2011 Mylonas Savatiano (Attica) $12.99
2007 Vaeni Xinomavro (Macedonia) $9.99


An Evening of Tastes With Charles Neal
Wednesday, February 20
7:30PM to 9:30PM

Limited Seating

Charles Neal is a leading authority on single-estate and bottled French brandies from Armagnac, Cognac and Calvados. These spirits are some of the most natural brandies available, made without the usage of boisé, sugar, or caramel. They are hand-bottled directly from cask in extremely limited quantities.

Charles's intense interest in the brandies of France has prompted him to write two books on the subject. The first, in 1997, offers a detailed look at cognac's sophisticated cousin, Armagnac. In the fall of 2011, Flame Grape Press published Neal's 700-page tome about Calvados, a brandy based from pears and apples produced in the Normandy region of France.

Tonight’s event includes: tasting of 8-10 brandies, with discussion led by Charles, Nibbles by Upstairs 2 and a copy of Calvados The Spirit of Normandy, signed by Charles Neal.



Scotch Master Class: The Island and Coastal Whiskies
Friday, February 22
SOLD OUT!  Click Here to be added to the Wait List

This is the first of a series of advanced Scotch seminars that we will be offering in 2013.

Join Richard Merenbach and Coffield Appiah for a tasting and roundtable discussion of Scotland's most extreme adult beverage. This first class will focus on the island and coastal whiskies that scream their terroir. The flavors of the Hebrides and the sea are palpable from the moment you open the bottle. The whiskies tasted tonight will be among the best available in the marketplace today.


Dalla Terra Imports Italian Fest
Saturday, Feburary 23
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Upstairs 2
Passed Appetizers

Dalla Terra has long been considered one of the finest importers of Italian wines. Their selection has few rivals and we are pleased to give you the opportunity to taste through their portfolio. We will taste the wines of some of the regions' top producers from the north to the south of the peninsula. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore those wine regions and grape varietals you know and love as well as discover new favorites.

Hurry, this event will sell out!

Be among the first to taste the 2008 Casanova di Neri Brunello!

Over 35 wines to be tasted - click here for list.


French Wine Scholar Course
Four Saturdays - March 2, 9, 16, 23 plus exam March 30
10AM -3PM


The French Wine Scholar program is a U.S. wine industry-endorsed and Wines of France-endorsed wine study and certification program.

 It was developed by the French Wine Academy to provide current, accurate information and validate proficiency in the wines and wine regions of France-the foundation of all wine knowledge.

Intermediate to advanced students of wine and wine professionals who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam will earn the French Wine Scholar (FWS) post-nominal.

The exam is given in multiple-choice format. There are 100 questions covering all of the wine regions of France. Passing score is 75. 4 classes, 20 hours, over 50 wines tasted! Instructors are Mike Greene D.W.S. and C.W.S. and Michelle Davis, F.W.S.

Click here for more details.


Killer Riesling
Monday, March 4

Tonight's class is all-fierce, all killer, all Riesling, all the time baby! No other grape, well maybe Pinot Noir, makes such terroir driven and characterful wines.

Since Riesling makes quite possibly the world's greatest white wine, tonight we'll focus on the three countries that produce the best: Germany, France, and Austria.

None of tonight's wines will be dessert wines, though not all will be dry either. Just what on earth does that mean? Come find out. Be fierce, be independent, and (dare I say it) be mondo hip and join us tonight for what will be one heck of a tasting.

Your instructor will be Jamie "the Chardslayer" Koren.



 What You Absolutely Need to Know About Wine
Tuesday, March 5

This class was previously named Absolute Beginning Wine Appreciation, but that title limited the participants to people who knew that didn’t know the basics of wine. Truth be told, there is a lot of fundamental information about wine that most people have just skipped over in order to get to the drinking part! So whether a beginner or hardened vet, this class will teach you something you didn’t know or at least were not sure of in the complex, wonderful world of wine.

While based on the information offered in Absolute Beginners, this is a newly structured Power Point type of class presented along with nine great wines to illustrate the information. The most heard comments after this class are usually along the lines of “I’ve been drinking wine for 15 years, going tasting in Santa Barbara and Napa, etc, and I learned more about wine in the first 20 minutes of this class than I did in all that time!” Join Tasting & Seminars Director JB Severin for an entertaining revelation.



2311 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064

 Upstairs 2 Named One of the Top 100 "Notable Wine List" Winners in the United States by OpenTable Diners

Upstairs 2 is the ONLY restaurant in the city of Los Angeles to receive this distinction!

The list of winners is derived from more than 5 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

"This year's honorees have created wine lists that are truly an inspiration to guests,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “They're offering up bottles that complement and contrast with their dishes in the most delightful ways, helping diners deepen their knowledge about wine and making their meals that much more memorable."

Click the OpenTable logo below for a list of winners in alphabetical order:

Your place or ours!

Upstairs 2 offers full service catering for locations all throughout Los Angeles. From "small bite" cocktail parties to formal dinners, backyard barbecues to custom weddings, we are happy to share in your special occasion. Leave the details to us. Contact us directly so we can start planning your next party!

We can be reached at 310.231.0316

Wine & Dine Wednesdays
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, Upstairs 2 serves an amazing four course dinner prepared by our chef, Todd Barrie, and paired with four wines from around the world, chosen by our Sommelier, Marilyn Snee. Each time, the food and wine served represents a different wine region. There will be a brief discussion of each wine and its pairing.

All Wine & Dine's start at 7:30pm and reservations are required, limited seating is available.

Wine & Dine
Wedenesday, February 20

First Course
Roasted Beet Salad
Frisee, Arugula, Bibb lettuce
Warm Pecan Dressing

2009 Wines by Joe Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

Second Course
Pan Seared Steelhead Salmon
Wild Mushroom Risotto
Pinot Noir Glaze
2010 Union Wine Company Pinot Noir Alchemist Willamette Valley

Third Course
Braised Kurobuta Pork
Savory Bread Pudding, Brussels Sprouts
Cranberry Chutney

2010 Shea Estate Pinot Noir Block 23 Willamette Valley

Cheese Course
Aged White Cheddar
2010 Cowhorn Grenache "58" Estate Applegate Valley

$55 per person + tax & gratuity
Executive Chef Todd Barrie
Sommelier Marilyn Snee

Reservations are required
Starts at 7:30PM
Limited seating is available
Call: 310-231-0316

Upstairs2 Chef Todd's Tasting Menu

First Course
Bibb Lettuce & Arugula Salad
Shaved Fennel, Crispy Sunchokes, Sun Gold Tomatoes
White Balsamic Vinaigrette

2009 Kiralyudvar Furmint Sec (HUN)

Second Course
Rabbit Stew
Herbs de Provence
Winter Vegetable 
Pancetta, Leeks, Potatoes

2011 Roches Neuves Saumer Champigny (FR)

Third Course
Pan Roasted Filet Mignon
Porcini Mushroom Polenta
Grilled Asparagus
Veal Demi-Glace

2009 Vindemio “Amadeus” (FR)

$47 per person plus tax & gratuity
(Each course served with 2 ½ oz. glass of wine)

Executive Chef Todd Barrie
Sommelier Marilyn Snee

Call: 310-231-0316