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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • October 14: Leoville Las Cases Dinner at Mathilde in San Francisco - Join Clyde Beffa, Wine Director at K&L Wine Merchants for a special meal at Mathilde Restaurant in San Francisco featuring the incomparable wines of Château Léoville Las Cases on Friday, October 14th. One of the oldest Medoc estates, Domaine de Léoville belonged to some of the wealthiest and most influential noble French families before it was acquired by the Las Cases family. The estate was split up between 1826 and 1840 as a result of the French Revolution. Château Léoville Las Cases was created, thanks to a kind of birthright, from 3/5 of the original estate and the heart of the domain. The Grand Vin’s current terroir has therefore been at the historic heart of the original terroir since the 17th century. Léoville Las Cases has now been managed by the same family since the late 19th century and is today represented by Jean-Hubert Delon, sole owner of the Château and proprietor of Château Potensac in the Medoc and Château Nénin in Pomerol. Clyde will welcome special guest of honor Pierre Graffeuille, director of the Château as well as other properties under Domaines Delon Wine Estates. Over a three course meal we will sample the following wines: 2009 Fugue de Nenin, 2012 Nenin, 2009 Potensac, 2009 Clos du Marquis, 2009 Petit Lion, and the 2012, 2005 and 1983 Léoville Las Cases. There might be another surprise or two as well! Ticket price is $130 per person plus tax. Dinner will start at 7pm. Purchase here...
  • October 22: Champagne Tent Event in Hollywood - We are throwing our annual fall Champagne Event on Saturday, October 22nd at our Hollywood location on Vine Street from 4-7 p.m. A group of our favorite artisanal grower/producers will be flying in from France to present their wines exclusively to K&L guests. This is a rare opportunity to engage with the people that grow the grapes and make the wine and to learn more about their approach to Champagne. We will also have many of the big name producers on hand to present their selections. From the big houses we will have representatives from Louis Roederer, Billecart-Salmon, Laurent Perrier, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Krug, Perrier-Jouët, and more. For $85 per person plus tax you will be able to sample more than 60 champagnes plus enjoy small bites from Republique. This event will benefit our good friends at the Hollywood Police Activities League (PAL), a community-based crime prevention program, provides young people with positive alternatives to gangs and drugs. Purchase here...
  • October 23: Champagne Tent Event in San Francisco - We are throwing our annual fall Champagne Tent Event on Sunday, October 23rd at our new San Francisco location on Harrison Street from 2-5 p.m. A group of our favorite artisanal grower/producers will be flying in from France to present their wines exclusively to K&L guests. This is a rare opportunity to engage with the people that grow the grapes and make the wine and to learn more about their approach to Champagne. We will also have many of the big name producers on hand to present their selections. From the big houses we will have representatives from Louis Roederer, Billecart-Salmon, Laurent Perrier, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Krug, Perrier-Jouët, and more. For $85 per person plus tax you will be able to sample more than 60 champagnes plus enjoy small bites from the Cheese School of San Francisco. This event will benefit the local San Francisco Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP). For 25 years the award winning HPP has provided poor and homeless families the ability to end childhood poverty. Built on a foundation of supportive, nonjudgmental case management, HPP empowers families motivated by pregnancy and parenthood, to recognize their strengths and trust in their own capacity to transform their lives. Purchase here...

Saturday Tastings


     All tastings are from noon to 3pm in San Francisco, 1 to 4pm in Redwood City and 3 to 5:30pm in Hollywood.

  • October 1: Te Whare Ra New Releases and South African oddities! $15 - Join us this Saturday for a tasting of New Zealand and South African wines! We will focus on one of our favorite wineries from New Zealand: TWR. We will run through the lineup of TWR's new releases, and also explore some fun new finds from South Africa. We will pour the following wines:

    2015 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough $18.99
    2015 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Riesling “D” Marlborough $18.99
    2016 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Riesling “M” Marlborough $18.99
    2015 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Chardonnay Marlborough $24.99
    2015 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Rosé Marlborough $18.99
    2013 TWR (Te Whare Ra) “SV5182 - Single Block” Pinot Noir Marlborough $39.99
    2016 Black Elephant Vintners "Two Dogs, A Peacock & A Horse "Sauvignon Blanc Franschhoek $12.99
    2014 Momento Chenin Blanc/Verdelho Bot River Western Cape $29.99
    2014 David & Nadia "Aristargos" White Blend Swartland $29.99
    2016 Waterkloof Circumstance "Cape Coral" Mourvedre Rosé Stellenbosch $16.99
    2014 A.A. Badenhorst "Ramnasgras" Old Vine Cinsault Swartland $34.99
    2013 FRAM Pinotage Citrusdal Mountain $22.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
  • October 8: Wines of the Rhone valley in all three stores. $20.00 - All three stores will feature new releases, both red and white, of the Rhone Valley. Great values and cellar selections, among others, will be featured.
  • October 15: Grand Italian Tasting-San Francisco-$50.00 - Our once a year, Grand Italian tasting will take place with best that Italy has to offer. Limited attendance. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Two groups will be served...Group 1 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. and Group 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tickets will be available soon!
  • October 15: Grand Italian Tasting-Redwood City-$50.00 - Our once a year, Grand Italian tasting will take place with the best that Italy has to offer. Limited attendance. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Two groups will be served...Group 1 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Group 2 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets will be available soon!
  • October 22: Champagne Tent Event in Hollywood. $85.00 - Our annual Champagne Tent Event, featuring 60 plus champagnes, will take place in our Hollywood store. Please see our "Special Events" section for further information and ticket purchase options.
  • October 22: San Francisco and Redwood City Tasting Bars CLOSED. - Our NorCal locations will be prepping for our annual Champagne Tent Event, this year in San Francisco. The Champagne Tent Event will take place on Sunday, October 23rd. Please see our "Special Events" section for more information and ticket options.
  • October 22: San Francisco and Hollywood tasting bars closed for Champagne Tent Events. - Both our LA and SF tasting bars will be closed to host our yearly Champagne Tent Event's in both locations. These events require prepaid tickets and feature about 65 Champagne selections as well as light snacks. Grand Marque and Small Estate producers will be featured and some of the winemakers will be available to answer your questions and to give updates on upcoming releases.
  • October 29: Grand Bordeaux Tasting-San Francisco-$50.00 - All three stores will have their annual Grand Bordeaux tasting. Only the best Bordeaux and Sauternes will be featured. Limited attendance. Pre-purchased only. Two groups will be served...Group 1 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. and Group 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tickets will be available soon!
  • October 29: Grand Bordeaux Tasting-Redwood City-$50.00 - All three stores will have their annual Grand Bordeaux tasting. Only the best Bordeaux and Sauternes will be featured. Limited attendance. Pre-purchased only. Two groups will be served...Group 1 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Group 2 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets will be available soon!
  • November 5: Grand Domestic Tasting-Redwood City-$50.00 -  Our once a year Grand Domestic Tasting with the best that California has to offer. Limited attendance, pre-purchased tickets only. Two groups will be served...Group 1 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Group 2 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets will be available soon!
  • November 5: Grand Domestic Tasting-San Francisco-$50.00 -  Our once a year Grand Domestic Tasting with the best that California has to offer. Limited attendance, pre-purchased tickets only. Two groups will be served...Group 1 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. and Group 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tickets will be available soon!
  • November 12: Grand Burgundy Tasting-San Francisco-$50.00 - We will finish our cycle of "Grand" tasting events for the season with Burgundy. The best red and white Burgundies will be featured. Limited attendance and tickets must be pre-purchased. Two groups will be served...Group 1 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. and Group 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tickets will be available soon!
  • November 12: Grand Burgundy Tasting-Redwood City-$50.00 - We will finish our cycle of "Grand" tasting events for the season with Burgundy. The best red and white Burgundies will be featured. Limited attendance and tickets must be pre-purchased. Two groups will be served...Group 1 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Group 2 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets will be available soon!

Wednesday Evening Spirits Tasting


     San Francisco - Wednesday Night Spirits Tastings from 5-6:30pm

  • September 28: Gran Dovejo Tequila
  • October 5: Isle of Skye Whisky & Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch
  • October 12: Real Minero & Rey Campero
  • October 19: Arran, Tamdhu & Kilchoman Machir Bay Scotch Whisky
  • October 26: Exclusive Malts

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


     Hollywood: - Thursdays from 5:30 to 7pm:

  • October 20: Rioja Tasting with Vivanco
    Join us as we taste the wines of Vivanco. Vivanco is a Bodega located in the Rioja Alta town of Briones. In addition to owning their own vineyards on prime, chalky clay real estate in Briones, the winery also has vineyards planted in some of Rioja’s other fine terroirs. The winery forms part of the Vivanco Cultura de Vino Museum, which features a vast and impressive collection of objects and artifacts related to the production and consumption of wines.

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


     San Francisco Store - Thursdays from 5 to 6:30pm:

  • September 29: Fort Ross Vineyards

    Tasting fee $7

    2014 CHARDONNAY Fort Ross Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview $39.99
    94 Points Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate: The 2014 Chardonnay Fort Ross Vineyard is a beauty. It spent 10 months in 30% new French oak (785 cases) and shows notes of crushed wet rock, crisp orange blossom, white currant and discrete oak. Some poached pear also makes an impression in this unfined and unfiltered Chardonnay that should drink nicely for 5 to 7 years. Early - Drink 2016-2023

    2013 PINOT NOIR “SEA SLOPES” Fort Ross Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview $29.99
    90 Points Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate: The 2013 Pinot Noir Sea Slopes gets its name from overlooking the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 1,200 to 1,700 feet. The wine spent nine months in 10% new French oak prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered. This wine offers loads of Chinese black tea, pomegranate, floral notes and a hint of raspberry in a medium-bodied, fresh, lively, Côte de Beaune style. Drink it over the next 5-7 years. Early - Drink 2016-2023

    2012 PINOT NOIR “FRV” Fort Ross Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview $37.99
    93 Points Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate: The 2012 Pinot Noir Fort Ross Vineyard has notes of black raspberries, kirsch, baking spices, subtle earth and a hint of gravel-like minerality. The wine has terrific fruit on the attack and mid-palate, medium to full body, and a long finish. This is a beauty to drink over the next decade. Early - Drink 2016-2026

    2012 PINOT NOIR “SYMPOSIUM" Fort Ross Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview $32.99 : Limited 403 cases produced
    93 Points Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate: The 2012 Pinot Noir Symposium was aged in 20% new French oak and is actually the only wine that is not 100% Pinot Noir. It is blended with – of all things – 4% Pinotage. There are plenty of sweet cherries, raspberries and floral notes, followed by an earthy, spicy, medium-bodied wine with good structure and finely tuned tannins. The acidity is good and the wine fresh, pure and delicious. Early - Drink 2016-2026

    2010 PINOTAGE Fort Ross Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview $37.99 (336 cases produced)
    ★★★★ Excellent - Restaurant Wine- Ronn Wiegand Rich and supple in style, this is a distinctly flavored Pinotage (plum jam, cooked meat, rhubarb, herbs), with overtones of vanilla, toast, and oak. Very long finish. Excellent.

  • October 6: Ramey Wine Cellars Tasting
  • October 20: Veuve clicquot
  • October 27: Silver Oak and Twomey Wine Tasting
  • November 10: Champagne Ruinart
  • December 8: Champagne Laurent Perrier featuring Grand Siecle! - One of our very favorite Champagne houses, Laurent Perrier, will be in our SF store to pour a selection of their wines with a highlight on the world renowned Grand Siecle line, which is being featured at K & L for the months of October, November, and December. A great opportunity to taste these champagnes!

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings


     Redwood City - Thursday Night Beer Tastings from 5-6:30pm

  • September 29: Thirsty Thursdays - No Tasting this Week!
  • October 6: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the event. Stay tuned!
  • October 13: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the event. Stay tuned!
  • October 20: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the event. Stay tuned!

San Francisco Friday Night Tastings


     San Francisco - Friday Night Tastings from 5-6:30pm

  • September 30: "A Carriage ride to a Common Barrel" - Beer Tasting $5
    Phantom Carriage "Broadacres - Citra Hopped" Wild Berliner Weisse, California (750ml) $15.99
    Phantom Carriage "Muis" 100% Brett Fermented Wild Blonde, California (750ml) $14.99
    The Commons Brewery "Fleur de Blanc" White Farmhouse Ale Brewed w/ Elderflowers, Rose Hips & Rose Petals, Oregon 750ml $10.99
    The Commons Brewery "Petit Classique" Saison w/ Pink Pepper, Oregon 750ml $10.99
    Barrelhouse Brewing "Wild Elder Flower" Sour Ale, California (500ml) $17.99
    Barrelhouse Brewing "Helena" Blonde Sour Aged in Oak Barrels, California (500ml)​ $17.99

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings


     Redwood City Store - Fridays from 5 to 6:30pm:

  • September 30: Champagne Ayala - Champagne Ayala was founded in Ay over 150 years ago, and still produces some of the finest Champagne today. With a well-established reputation among the larger Maisons, Ayala has become an icon of Champagne drinking, and the tasting is not to be missed! Join us for the following wines!

    Ayala "Majeur" Brut Champagne $39.99
    Ayala "Number 8" Brut Rosé Champagne $89.99
    2005 Ayala "Perle d'Ayala" Brut Champagne $139
    2008 Ayala Blanc de Blancs Champagne $84.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $10 to taste.
  • October 7: Silver Oak
  • October 14: Pyramid Valley Vineyards
  • October 21: Vivanco Rioja

Other Events and Resources

Want to Put on Your Own Event? Here are a few people who can take your concept and craft it into an exceptional experience for you and your guests:

  • Courtney Cochran - Courtney Cochran is the Founder & Principal of San Francisco-based wine consultancy Your Personal Sommelier as well as HIP TASTES Events, through which she offers fun and stylish wine tastings to the general public in San Francisco. Courtney holds her sommelier certification from the International Sommelier Guild and the American Court of Master Sommeliers. She has been profiled as a hip young sommelier in Vogue magazine, Daily Candy, and Business Week Online. Read more and contact Courtney at CourtneyCochran.com and HipTastes.com
  • Don Davis (Uncorked Events) - Whether you are learning to pair champagne with food in an intimate sit-down gathering, attending a Pinot Noir tasting at a new art gallery or at a majestic company party in the heart of Napa Valley, Don can put together a great event for you. With years of experience at putting together some of SF's most lavish events, Don will help you customize something special. Read more and contact Don at 415.307.6235.

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