We at the Vintage Cellars blog have been bringing you lots of holiday party ideas lately.  If you missed them, make sure you check out our guide to hosting a wine and cheese party and a blind wine tasting party.  But what if the last thing you want is your house full of mess-making guests?  Especially if you have family staying with you this season, it might be time to take the party outside--out of the house, that is.

A wine bar is a great place for a casual get-together.  At a wine bar, you don't have to worry about catering to the taste of each guest--let everyone chose their own wines.  A wine bar also takes care of snacks (some ever offer dinner) and of course, it will do the dishes for you.  A wine bar is a great place to learn about wine and enjoy some quality time with the ones you love...all while keeping your house guest- and stress-free.

If you're a local San Diegan, you might want to check out signonsandiego's list of choice San Diego wine bars, located here.