A wine tasting evening

As I’m getting busier with bookings (a good thing) I no longer have the time to do wine tastings daily at Restoration Kitchen & Wine. Thanks to help from my distributor Natasha at Wine Warehouse; I’ll be doing a couple wine tastings with Restoration Kitchen & Wine a month.

On October 24th, 2017 I’ll be doing a wine tasting at 7:00pm focusing on the Sonoma region. We’ll be getting together on the heated patio to enjoy some of the higher end wines of the region.

TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased at the Eventbrite website as there is limited seating, jump on this ASAP!

EMAIL: strategic310@gmail.com


An interview I did with VoyageLA Magazine last month. Went in print today! 

The magazine itself is I think $6, but free online. A lot to do in greater Los Angeles.  Click the link below to go straight to the article! http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-jay-carter-carter-luxury-winetorrance-wine-cellars-torrance/

What do I do exactly?

As a sommelier, I taste wine and try to catalog the taste, feel, and smells. When a customers comes into an establishment that I’m working; typically they’ll let me know what they do/do not like, if I’m lucky, they’ll let me just choose for them be it conversation wines as well as bridging the wines with the food they’ll be eating.

I also manage private wine cellars for high net worth clients and prominent restaurants that many of you will enjoy in places such as; Beverly Hills, Malibu, and the Newport Coast in Orange County, and of course, the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

In my off time, you will find me in Old Town Torrance working at a small “tapas” style restaurant. Making rounds with customers hoping they’re enjoying some wine or local craft beer. I’m in a joint venture to open a small wine retail spot, so it’s good to be busy in the community. Don’t worry about the tipping though, a few clients have “overtipped” thinking they’re taking care of the servers as well as myself. I’ve had a great friend and customer tip 50% of his bill!, thinking a portion went to me. I’am not a server for Restoration Kitchen & Wine, so please; enjoy the wine I serve you and take care of the servers for the job they do(Only they receive the tips so don’t go crazy! $$), and just come into Torrance Wine Cellars when we open and hang out for a bit!

Like many others, I enjoy all types of wine. What I enjoy most about it, is the moments you’re sharing with other people. Sometimes complete strangers, but during that time people seem to become more cohesive. With all the politics going on currently, I try to keep my own believes to myself, and try to enjoy moments, not the time. I hope you will do the same.

You’re more than welcome to contact my anytime in regards to wine. As I’m never sure where I’ll be exactly, please email me at; jay.carter@jcarterluxurywine.com

Torrance Wine Cellars 

  Location,  1439 Marcelina Ave. Torrance 90501. A wine bar right next to Restoration to keep the wine vibe continuing. Email for further inquiry; jay.carter@jcarterluxurywine.com

What wines pair with what. Find me on iTunes or, on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/jaycarter?at=418937

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Closed for Fourth of July

Hey folks. We’ll be closed Monday & Tuesday-July 3 & 4th.. Enjoy this Independence Day!