Last Thursday we started a new series that we're very excited about. We had our friend Helen Johannesen - the sommelier behind LA favorites Jon & Vinny's, Animal, Son of a Gun, Trois Mec, Petit Trois, and Trois Familia - led a small group in a discussion about her favorite wines of the moment in celebration of the opening of her new shop, Helen's, located in the very back of Jon & Vinny's. We had very special guest Carrie Brownstein join Helen in convo and the rest of us set up a classroom style discussion in what is just the first in a new series. Here are a few of our favorite snaps from the night. The setup at CV West Hollywood with notepads for the "students" in attendance. Helen's pick for rosé to start off the evening - the perfect new wine for these warmer days and nights. Front row students included the Streicher sisters - Kristie, Ashley, and Jenn - and Molly McNearny. Helen and Carrie talking Pinot Noirs, tannins, what to look for on a label, and more. Greta, mid-sip. A few of Helen's favorite wines of the moment. Clare talking about the new series at CVWH - and what's to come, including the launch of Helen's new wine delivery service, local to L.A. Clare and Molly with her new CV x Helen's tote - perfect for Summer picnics...à la prochaine.