Zuri Wine Tasting's wine enthusiast Tuanni Price and her staff travel far and wide to introduce groups to their new favorite vintages. During in-home tastings, customers can create candy-cane-colored lips with the help of reds and whites such as pinot noir, syrah, and riesling. After setting up a wine bar with the night's choices and glasses, specialists offer information about each selection along with pours. Light snacks such as crackers, cheeses, and chocolate cleanse palates between sips and intertwine delicately with the nuanced wine flavors.
In the past, Zuri Wine Tasting has also organized special events such as blindfolded wine tastings and tastings paired with movie screenings. Wine tours chauffeur groups on a motor coach from Los Angeles to Solvang, where they enjoy a mimosa brunch followed by a tasting at Rideau Vineyard.
Red Line Tours specializes in one thing: Hollywood. Its signature tour, the Hollywood Behind the Scenes walking tour, explores Hollywood with the intimacy of a native Angeleno, diving into famous landmarks that are generally closed to the public. In just three blocks, the tour explores sites such as Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Kodak Theatre, and the Walk of Fame. Guides also lead groups to the El Capitan Theatre, Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, and the Roosevelt Hotel, imparting intimate knowledge about Hollywood lore, such as how the Hollywood sign got its name and how the baby from Baby's Day Out became LA's first mayor. Red Line Tours' special live-audio system ensures that every visitor can hear the guide, even at a distance. While Red Line Tours specializes in the Behind the Scenes tour, it also partners with other local tour agencies to offer packages that include tours of sites including Universal Studios and neighborhoods of celebrity homes.
Strapped under 30-foot wings, students at Windsports Soaring Center work with instructors to fly as far as 100 yards on their first day. Windsports Soaring Center also offers comprehensive hang-gliding instruction along the shores of Dockweiler Beach, allowing students to test their solo skills for flights of up to 100 yards—approximately 25 times longer than the Wright brothers' first pet boa constrictor. In addition to helping students trespass on bird territory, Windsports Soaring Center also sells flying equipment and coordinates flight trips for experienced gliders.
Eco Dive Center’s dedication to water conservation shines through in its educational programs as it teaches its students not only about SCUBA diving, but how to properly care for and respect the underwater world. It’s much more than just a water-safety school and aquatics emporium, although it does house dive gear from renowned brands such as Bare and Oceanic in its 5,000 square-foot store. Eco Dive has led underwater cleanup expeditions off of Santa Monica Pier, removing hundreds of pounds of trash in the process, and has enlisted the help of school children to spruce up local beaches. It has also partnered with area non-profits such as Heal the Bay, an organization that educates the public about reducing water pollution and administering splints if waves sprain their ankles.