You don’t have to be in Napa to taste their delicious wines…SIP Wine Bar in Del Mar, CA reminded us of that over the holidays. Last month we ended our annual Christmas trek to San Diego with 10 friends at a great new wine bar. We took over one of the large family style wooden tables and laughed, told stories, and enjoyed our time together well past their Monday evening closing time. I loved how we could talk and laugh in an intimate setting. I felt like this bar was in a friend’s house, rather than in the middle of the Del Mar Plaza. The group tried (many) wine flights and some of the delicious bites. SIP has a really great menu ranging from healthy options like edamame and green salads to savory options like braised short ribs and sliders. The hit of the evening was definitely the Sparkling Flight with 3 glasses of delicious wines ($15) and the Duck Fat Fries ($3 during happy hour). I highly recommend coming here with friends. Check out their happy hour too, this could be a great pre-dinner start to a romantic date.