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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • October 24: K&L Hollywood 50 Shades of Sparklers - On Saturday, October 24th, the Hollywood store will throw the ultimate bubbly party. Champagne-Of course! But, we will also feature sparkling wine from Spain, Italy, South of France, and California- no area is off limits. From 4pm-6:45pm, we will pour 50 different sparklers hence the name. Clever…We know. So far, we have wines from Taittinger, Domaine Carneros, Bollinger, Charles Heidsieck, Schramsberg, Billecart Salmon, Yves Duport, Antech, San Venanzio, Follador, Roederer and more! We will also have some of our fabulous K&L team members pouring a few of our favorite direct brands. Local favorite, Republique will be providing small bites.This event will sell-out. Purchase tickets now! A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Hollywood PAL (Police Activites League). Buy Now...

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.

  • August 29: Wines of Chile and Argentina. - All three stores will finish the summer by pouring wines from these two popular South American countries. Both reds and whites will be features. Yes, we will have a malbec or two, but, they will not dominate this tasting! We promise.

    In Redwood City we will pour:

    2014 Bodegas Colomé Torrontes Valle Calchaquí Salta $11.99
    2014 Viña Falernia Viognier Elqui Valley $9.99
    2013 Aleph Semillon Mendoza $19.99
    2012 Bodegas Re Chardonnoir “Single Vineyard” Casablanca Valley $34.99
    2014 Bodegas Re Pinotel “Family Vineyard” Casablanca Valley $21.99
    2014 Ritual Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley $17.99
    2013 Zorzal Pinot Noir “Terroir Unico” Uco Valley $14.99
    2013 Kingston Family/K&L Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley $17.99
    2012 Bodegas Re Syragnan Maule Valley $29.99
    2012 Bodegas Caro "Caro" Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza $49.99
    2010 Concha y Toro "Don Melchor" Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto $99.99
    2010 Calyptra "Assemblage" Red Blend Cachapoal Valley $34.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $20 to taste.
  • September 5: Wines of Italy in all three stores. $20 - We start of the Fall with a spectacular selection of new wines from Italy chosen by our buyer Greg St. Clair.
  • September 12: Wines of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. - More than "down under", this tasting will feature some fantastic wines and new releases from these three countries.
  • September 19: Affordable Bordeaux tasting-Redwood City and Hollywood Tasting Bars. - No, that isn't an oxymoron! There are plenty of good value wines coming from our beloved Bordeaux! Our Redwood City and Hollywood stores will host in-house tastings of great value Bordeaux. Our San Francisco store will host theirs at Alexander's steak house (near the SF store) with appetizers.
  • September 19: Affordable Bordeaux Event-San Francisco store at Alexanders Steakhouse. - Our SF store will have an off-site affordable Bordeaux tasting at nearby Alexanders Steakhouse. This ticketed event will feature many Bordeaux selections and appetizers. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Purchase here...
  • September 26: Burgundy! ( Redwood City store and Hollywood store) - Fall is the perfect time for new arrivals of red and white Burgundy and we plan to make the most of it! This tasting will feature both "value" Burgundy (yes, they do exist!) and higher end, collectible wines and selections for the cellar. Please note: The San Francisco store will be moving locations at this time. If this move runs late, this tasting will be reinstated.

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • August 27: Moroccan Wine Tasting with Ouled Thaleb Wines
    Join us as we taste the Ouled Thaleb wines from Morocco. We will be pouring:
    2013 Ouled Thaleb Blanc Morocco
    2013 Ouled Thaleb Rosé Morocco
    2012 Ouled Thaleb Rouge Morocco
    2012 Ouled Thaleb "Medaillon" Rouge Morocco
    2011 Ouled Thaleb "Aït Souala" Rouge Morocco
  • August 31: Monday Night Tasting with La Rioja Alta
  • November 6: Rhone Rangers Tasting

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • August 27: Amici and Olema Vineyards. - A very special treat with a tag team tasting of Amici and Olema vineyards. New releases of cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir and chardonnay will be featured from each vineyard.
  • September 3: Champagne Bollinger and Champagne Ayala. - Selections from both of these premium (and popular) Champagne houses will be featured.
  • September 10: Silver Oak and Twomey Vineyards. - These great (and famous!) cabernet sauvignon and merlot producers will be in our SF store to pour their latest releases.
  • September 24: Honig Vineyards. - This world-renowned sauvignon blanc and cabernet sauvignon producer will be in our SF store to pour their latest releases of these varietals.

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings


     Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

  • August 27: Thirsty Thursdays: The Bruery! - Stop by this Thursday to taste the most recent releases from The Bruery with beer buyer Jim Boyce!

    Bruery Terreux "Hottenroth" Berliner Weisse
    Bruery Terrux "Beret" Sour Wit Ale w/ Spices aged in Oak Barrels w/ Raspberries
    2015 Bruery Terreux "Tart of Darkness" Sour Stout aged in Oak Barrels
    The Bruery "Jardinier" Belgian Style Pale
    The Bruery "L'deracola" Spiced Ale
    The Bruery "Autumn Maple" Brown Ale With Spices

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $5 to taste.
  • September 3: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the tasting. Stay tuned!
  • September 10: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the tasting. Stay tuned!
  • September 17: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the tasting. Stay tuned!

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings


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

  • August 28: Champagne Friday #7 with Gary Westby - Our Champagne ship has come in (literally)! We are celebrating with a full line-up of one of our favorite grower-producers, Champagne Aspasie. Join buyer Gary Westby this Friday for a great flight of new Champagnes from Aspasie!

    Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne $27.99
    Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne $34.99
    2009 Ariston Aspasie Brut Champagne $39.99
    Ariston Aspasie "Brut de Fut" Champagne $59.99
    Ariston Aspasie "Cepages d'Antan" Brut Champagne $99.00
    Ariston Aspasie Brut Rosé Champagne $34.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $10 to taste.
  • September 4: Special Champagne Tasting: Bollinger & Ayala
  • September 11: Portugal
  • September 18: Cain Vineyard & Winery
  • September 25: Champagne Friday #8 with Gary Westby

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 or at UncorkedEvents.com

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