What’s for Sipper, Dylan Bean?

Introducing the man with a name fit for a movie title. The Curious Case of Dylan Bean. The Legend of Dylan Bean. Dylan Bean & The Chocolate Factory. The Dylan Bean with A Dragon Tattoo. All right. I’m finished. So. Dylan is a recent NYC transplant and works with me at good ole Domaine LA. He also shuffles (stylishly and with purpose) around town slinging some mighty fine juice representing Amy Atwood Selections.

Here we go!

Name: Dylan Bean // Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT // Current location: Los Angeles

Favorite Winter beverage: This winter I’ve been drinking a lot of white wine from Spain. Thanks to Domaine LA, I’ve discovered some cool white and orange wines from Spanish winemakers like Laureano Serres, Pedro Peciña, and Fabio Bartolomei from Vinos Ambiz.

Favorite cocktail or spirit: Pastis

Favorite place to grab a drink: Lately it’s been El Prado in Echo Park. The mood there is just right – simple, cozy, and the bartenders spin vinyl all night long.

Favorite toast: I like the Chinese toast “gan bei”, which means “dry the cup”.

Favorite post-dinner quaff: Limoncello

Favorite food & beverage pairing: Buttered popcorn and Muscadet that I smuggle into the theatre. I’m really into the salty/sour combo. And wine always tastes better while in the dark, watching the big screen.


If you could travel to one region of the world right now for its food and/or drink where would you go? Hong Kong. I like all the dim sum dumplings, pork buns, haa gow, shu mai — basically any food that is wrapped. And I like ordering from a cart, it all feels so democratic.

What’s for sipper? A fresh and grapey Cabernet Franc from Domaine des Sablonnettes in the Loire Valley. This wine reminds me that life doesn’t have to be so serious.

Movie title: The Bubbly, The Blade & The Bean. PS- real men wear Top-siders.

  • joy the baker
    February 1, 2012

    he has the best name EVER!

    • whit
      February 1, 2012

      i know!!

      and coming in at a very close second is my new roomie- Heyward Hart.

  • Wine Rep
    February 1, 2012

    I am totally going to sneak Muscadet into the theatre, thank you Dylan. That combo sounds delicious!

  • The Wind Attack
    February 1, 2012

    I wish I had a cool name!

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