I just came back from Florida, where I really loved a wine bar called Vino, on Harrison St in Hollywood. Many things made this place special: the staff was great and warm, the wine selection was interesting, the vibe was unpretentious and best of all, I loved the DIY wine tastings. At Vino, you buy a card for $5 and put money into it, and then use it to pour wine from the dispensers (you get to keep the card for next time). You can get tastings as small as one ounce, or a whole glass. Each wine pour is a different price. For only $10, you can taste a lot. Their bacon-wrapped dates are great, as is the soft-center chocolate torte. And April, the bartender, makes excellent cocktails too - she made a great cucumber martini for a friend, and stuffed olives with blue cheese by hand for another friend’s dirty martini. You can’t get better service than this.