"Wine Pimp" David Haskell Knocks Himself from Vertical


Former Bin 8945 owner David Haskell parted ways with Vertical Wine Bar, only five months after joining the Pasadena spot and dubbing himself its in-house "wine pimp." Feast, who ranks Vertical a "56," reports that Haskell has plans to start his own "wine-centric" project in Los Angeles, though details are still in development. The bar's wine program will continue under the staff Haskell trained, continuing services like his new "pairings-by-phone." [NBC]