Staff Favorites - Gary Lai

Gary Lai

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Billecart-Salmon "Brut Reserve" Champagne
Review Date: 12-6-2013
I've found myself ordering this a lot lately while going out. The Billecart Reserve is an easy, approachable Champagne, with a hint of toast and green apple. When in doubt, a Champagne will go with almost any food at a restaurant (or at home). It can also transition from aperitif to a dinner drink, with just one bottle! Good to have chilled and ready to impress friends, family or your special date...
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

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Ketel One Vodka 750ml
Review Date: 9-15-2013
Arguably one of the best tasting vodka in my humble opinion. Keep a bottle in the feezer and drink it neat. Or better, just make a staight-up martini, shaken or stirred! Yes, everynight is a martini night!!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Bank Note Blended Scotch Whisky 1L
Review Date: 12-30-2012
Fantastic flavor. Fantastic value! Nice vanilla and floral notes. This might be one of the best blended Scotch under twenty bucks I've tasted! Perfect on the rocks. I like it with a twist of lemon, to add a little zest!
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Metaxa Ouzo 750ml
Review Date: 11-27-2010
THE classic Greek aperitif drink with appetizers! Serve it neat, on the rock or ice-cold from the freezer. Great for anice lovers!
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Antech "Brut Nature" Blanquette de Limoux
Review Date: 11-21-2010
"Most of the world credits the invention of sparkling wine to the Champagne region, and to Dom Perignon. The legend, and possible real story, is far more interesting. According to Limoux natives, it was really invented there when Blanquette was created in their backyard. Its existence is documented as far back as the 1500s. When the great dom passed through, he stole the idea, they allege." -Kelby Carr ...This Cremant de Limoux is clean, bright and unassuming. Great to drink as is, or to mix a champagne-cocktail drink! Perfect for the holidays...-GLai
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Baron Fuente "Esprit" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 11-13-2010
Absolutely, delightfully delicious! Medium weight with earthy mushroom, nutty tones. Clean and bright, with a little vanilla flavor finish.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart WS 92 BC 0

Deligeroy Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé
Review Date: 8-28-2010
This is the ultimate party and wedding Cremant rose of the year. It's easy on the palate, fun to drink and a great value. Nicely balanced acidity with a hint of minerality. There was even a strawberry flavor dancing in the back of my tongue...What's not to like?
Top Value!
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Deligeroy Cremant de Loire Brut
Review Date: 8-21-2010
This light and effervescent Cremant is a great party apperitif! A delicate apricot undertone with vibrant acidity, this sparkling goes down fast and easy!
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Marie Duffau Napoleon Bas Armagnac 750ml
Review Date: 8-7-2010
I have been hooked to this Armagnac ever since working for K&L. Without going into details, the flavor is complex, spicy and nutty. A great nightcap on cool evenings! The Marie Duffau Napoleon is also the most affortable Armagnac in our line-up. A must try!
Top Value!

Elisabeth Goutorbe "Cuvée Eclatante" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 7-24-2010
Great tasting Champagne with good pinot noir flavor. Very well balanced on the palate with nice body. A little toasty with a taste of rhubarb undertone. Yes I like it!
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Hacienda Vieja Reposado Tequila 750ml
Review Date: 7-4-2010
This is one seriously good tasting and well balanced tequila ! Excellent to sip on. I almost felt bad mixing it for a margarita. And for the money, this is a crowd- pleaser!
Top Value!
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Lillet Blanc (750ml)
Review Date: 7-4-2010
Excellent aperitif wine to have, before moving on to the "next" stage. Drink it chilled or on the rock. The Lillet is also a good substitute to have when I run out of white wine (gasp!). Yes, that even happens to professional drinkers !
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart WE 93 BC 0

St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur 750ml
Review Date: 7-4-2010
The St.Germain Elderflower liqueur is my "secret" ingredient, to the extra layer of flavor and complexity in my cocktails. Not only it is heaven to sip in straight/on the rock, but it complements any vodka, tequila or Champagne perfectly ! This is a must have item in your bar...

Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 6-6-2010
Yes, this is it! A balanced Champagne not too light, nor yeasty. This is an elegant bubbly tasting just right on the palate. For the price, this is clearly a winner! Drink one tonight and keep another bottle on stand-by, for special occasions!
Top Value!
Price: $27.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Louis Bouillot Cremant de Bourgogne "Perle d'Aurore" Brut Rosé
Review Date: 6-5-2010
This is absolutely one of the best tasting Cremant Rose that I've had. It is balanced and crisp, with nice notes of fruitiness and acidity. Always buy two bottles...because your first one will keep you wanting more!
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0