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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • April 26: HOLLYWOOD: Dalmore Dinner w/ Single Malt Specialist Craig Bridger at CUT Steakhouse 6:30 PM - Join us in welcoming the wonderful Craig Bridger for an incredible evening at CUT, the special steak mecca in the historic Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

    We'll have a custom menu with whisky pairings designed specifically by the chef to complement the big, rich Dalmore malt. We'll taste the excellent core range along with the fabulous Cigar Malt, Alexander III and the very rare and expensive 25 year, which retails for over $1000.

    The Dalmore distillery was founded in 1839 and is considered one of Scotland's most luxurious malts. They're renowned for aging their whisky exclusively in sherry butts from the exceptional Gonzalez Byass winery in Jerez. Master Distiller Richard Paterson personally selects each cask before the long aging and the rarity and demand for their malts means that they can command a serious premium above its competitors.

    CUT Steakhouse is located at 9500 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA. Please be sure to UBER or Lyft so as to enjoy the dinner to its fullest.

    We're extremely lucky to offer this special evening at a very reasonable price, but seats are extremely limited so don't wait. Buy your tickets here!
  • May 8: Join us for a San Francisco in-store with Elena Celli of Duemani Wines

    Featuring

    2016 Duemani Si Syrah Rose
    2015 Duemani Cabernet Franc
    2015 Duemani Suisassi Syrah
    2014 Duemani Altrovino Merlot/Cabernet Franc
    2016 Duemani​ Cifra Cabernet Franc

    5pm-6:30pm
    855 Harrison Street, San Francisco
  • June 10: Jean Michel Cazes Dinner at Mathilde in San Francisco, Sunday, June 10, 2018 - We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome Jean- Michel Caze from Chateau Lynch Bages to San Francisco on Sunday, June 10th for what promises to be an amazing evening of food and wine! We will start off at the K&L San Francisco tasting bar with champagne and walk over to Mathilde Restaurant for dinner around 7pm. Over a four course menu, we will taste various vintages of Lynch Bages including the 1996, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2014 and 2015. We will also enjoy the 2010 Echo de Lynch Bages, the 2016 Blanc de Lynch Bages and the 2001 Les Ormes de Pez. For many years, Jean-Michel and Lynch Bages has been a favorite with our K&L team.. Cazes was one of the first in Bordeaux to combine modern winemaking with savvy international marketing. From 1987 to 2000, he helped build and lead a portfolio of top wineries owned by French insurance giant AXA. He acquired wineries in France and abroad for his family's company, too. Cazes also pioneered wine tourism in Bordeaux, opening hotel Cordeillan Bages, which includes a world-class restaurant, and developing the visitor-friendly hamlet of Bages, near Pauillac. This event has limited seating and will sell out. Once purchased, your names will be added to a guest list. No paper tickets will be mailed. 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 - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • April 28: Value Bordeaux tasting in San Francisco and Hollywood! Chateau Haut Bailly and Guiraud in Redwood City! $20 - San Francisco and Hollywood will feature "good value" Bordeaux for drinking right away and for putting into the cellar. Yes, they DO exist!

    A bit of a change of plans for Redwood City! We are delighted to be hosting representatives from Chateau Haut Bailly and Chateau Guiraud instead of the previously calendared Value Bordeaux tasting.



    San Francisco will be pouring:

    2016 Clos Floridène, Graves Blanc $24.99
    2015 L'Avocat Rouge, Graves $17.99
    2015 Tour Leognan Rouge, Pessac $19.99
    2015 Fonreaud, Listrac $19.99
    2009 Malmaison, Moulis $21.99
    2010 Siaurac, Lalande de Pomerol $24.99
    2010 Alter Ego, Margaux $109.99
    1999 Tour du haut Moulin, Haut Medoc 1.5 $39.99
    1990 Bel Air La Grave, Moulis 1.5 $69.99
    1989 Bel Air La Grave, Moulis $74.99
    1989 Chateau Suduiraut, Sauternes (375 ml) $29.99

    Hollywood will be featuring:

    1989 Bel-Air Lagrave, Moulis (1.5L) $74.99
    1989 Suduiraut, Sauternes (375ml) $29.99
    1990 Bel Air Lagrave, Moulis (1.5L) $69.99
    1999 Tour du Haut-Moulin, Haut-Médoc (1.5L) $39.99
    2009 Malmaison, Moulis-en-Médoc $21.99
    2010 Alter Ego de Palmer, Margaux $109.99
    2010 Siaurac, Lalande de Pomerol $24.99
    2015 L'Avocat Rouge, Graves $17.99
    2015 Tour Leognan, Pessac-Léognan $19.99
    2016 Reynon Blanc, Bordeaux $14.99

    A bit of a change of plans for Redwood City! We are delighted to be hosting representatives from Chateau Haut Bailly and Chateau Guiraud instead of the previously calendared Value Bordeaux tasting. Our friends will be pouring the following lineup on Saturday:

    2014 "G" by Guiraud, Bordeaux Blanc Sec $14.99
    2015 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan (375ml) $69.99
    2014 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan $69.99
    2012 La Parde Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan $24.99
    2012 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan $84.99
    2010 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan $179.99
    2008 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan $99.99
    2007 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan $59.99
    1970 Haut-Bailly, Graves $159.99
    2005 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml) $29.99
    Lineup subject to change. Walk in only. Cost to taste is $20.
  • May 5: Wines of the Loire Valley in all three stores! - It's Spring and the time is now to taste the superb, balanced, lively, and food friendly wines of the Loire Valley. Both red and whites (and perhaps) a sparkling wine will be featured.
  • May 12: Mother's Day Champagne Tasting! $20.00 - Who better to toast a glass of bubbles to? Whether you are shopping for bottles to buy mom or if you want to bring her by to enjoy some champagnes, this is a great day to do so! Each store will feature their own unique tasting tailored to their customers.

    San Francisco: How sweet is your mom? Is she Edith Bunker or Malory Archer? Does she bake cakes or forbid wire hangers? In any case, at this tasting, we will look at sugar (or dosage) levels. Each grouping will have one low dosage wine and one average dosage wine, according to varietal, with the last group being the "sweets".
    Group 1:Chardonnay.
    NV Franck Bonville Extra Brut-$49.99
    NV Franck Bonville Grand Cru Blanc de blancs-$34.99

    Group 2: Pinot Noir.
    NV Drappier Brut Zero Blanc de Noirs-$49.99
    NV Drappier "Carte d'Or" Brut-$39.99
    NV Fleury Blanc de noirs Brut-$39.99

    Group 3: The Rose (similar varietal blends)
    NV Pierre Paillard "Les Terres Roses" Grand Cru Extra Brut Rose-$57.99
    NV Canard Duchene "Authentic" Brut Rose-$34.99

    Group 4: The Sweets (don't be frightened, they aren't THAT sweet!).
    NV Taittinger "Nocturne" City Lights Sec-$69.99
    NV Billecart-Salmon Demi-Sec-$49.99

    Lineup subject to change.
  • May 19: Value Burgundy tasting in all three stores! - The rainbow unicorn is here! Wines from Burgundy that represent "good value". No, that doesn't always mean "value" is $150.00 per bottle! We do get the opportunity to bring in red and white Burgundy that offers pretty spectacular prices for the quality offered. Buyer Alex Pross will set up an exciting lineup for all three stores.
  • May 26: Bordeaux in all three stores-$20.00 - We've been to Bordeaux and we know what's going on! After our Spring trips to Bordeaux, we highlight the 2015 vintage and will have plans and ideas concerning the 2017 pre-arrival Bordeaux vintage. So, Bordeaux lovers, it's your time to taste some heavy hitters and cellar selections.

Wednesday Evening Spirits Tasting


     San Francisco - Wednesday Night Spirits Tastings from 5-6:30pm - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • April 25: Batiste Rhum - No Tasting Fee - Sourced from the only Eco-Positive distillery in the French Caribbean and brought to California for finishing, Batiste Rhum is an all-natural, non-GMO, additive-free expression of what fresh sugar cane juice-based spirits can be. With a dry, clean finish and hints of salt & grass, Batiste Silver is the ideal mixing spirit. For those who sip straight, Batiste Gold is aged 3-6 months in rye whiskey barrels for light, smooth, neat-or-on-the-rocks enjoyment. And while you enjoy Batiste, think about the good you’re doing the environment…the supply chain is Carbon-Negative and 100% transparent. Batiste is the rhum you’ve been waiting for!
  • May 2: Ararat Brandy
  • May 9: David Nicholson Bourbon hosted by Luxco
  • May 16: Griffo Distillery - Premium, small-batch spirits that showcase the beauty and bounty of Sonoma County.

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


     Hollywood - Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00pm - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • April 26: Hanzell Farm & Vineyards - $5 - Winemaker Michael McNeill of legendary Sonoma producer Hanzell Vineyards will be in the store pouring a lineup of their incredible Burgundy-inspired wines, both current releases and library treats. Come say hello!

    Featuring:
    2015 Hanzell "Sebella" Sonoma Valley Chardonnay
    2014 Hanzell "Estate" Sonoma Valley Chardonnay
    2015 Hanzell "Sebella" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
    2013 Hanzell "Estate" Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir​

    Disclaimer: Walk in only, last ticket sold at 7:00pm.
  • May 3: Rosé is Finally Here! $5 - Come try our newest direct import rosés.
  • May 10: Champagne Thursdays: Laurent-Perrier - $5 - Come find something sparkling for Mom!
  • May 17: Jardesca for National Aperitif Day - $5
  • May 24: Garber Wines for Memorial Day - $5 - BBQ-ready!
  • May 31: Champagne Thursday: Pol Roger - $5!
  • June 7: The Good Beer Company - $5
  • June 21: Summer Begins with Domestic Wines - $5

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


     San Francisco Store - Thursdays from 5 to 6:30pm - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • April 26: Heitz Cellar - $10

    Featuring

    2016 Heitz Cellars Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc $21.99
    2015 Heitz Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay$24.99
    2013 Heitz Cellar "Ink Grade Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel $24.99
    2013 Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $49.99
    2004 Heitz Cellar "Trailside" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $74.99
    2004 Heitz Cellar "Martha's Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $174.99
  • May 3: Blue Danube hosts the Wines of Hungary - $5

    Featuring

    2015 Patricius Dry Furmint Tokaj Hungary $16.99
    2016 Demeter Zoltan Furmint Dry Tokaj Hungary $26.99
    2016 Heimann Kadarka Hungary $18.99
    2014 Heimann "Bikaver" (Bull's Blood) Hungary $25.99
    2013 Patricius Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos Tokaj Hungary (500ml) $39.99
  • May 4: Wines of Alsace by Charles Baur - $5
  • May 10: The Sparkling Wines of Limoux with Antech - $5
  • May 17: Ideal North America's Greek Wine Tasting
  • May 24: Badenhorst Family Wines
  • May 31: Silver Oak Winery
  • June 14: Chateau Musar
  • June 21: Wines from French Libation
  • June 28: Baxer Winery
  • July 5: The Fifty By Fifty with Gerald Casale of DEVO!

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings


     Redwood City - Thursday Night Beer Tastings from 5-6:30pm - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • April 26: Thirsty Thursday: Firestone Walker - Parabola Release $5 to taste
    2017 Firestone Walker "Helldorado" Barrel Aged Blonde Barleywine, California (12oz) $9.99
    2017 Firestone Walker "Velvet Merkin" Oatmeal Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels, California (12oz) $9.99
    Barrelworks (Firestone Walker) "Bretta Rosé" Wild Ale w/ Raspberries, California (375ml) $14.99
    Barrelworks (Firestone Walker) "Krieky Bones" Wild Ale Fermented w/ Sour Cherries, California (375ml) $14.99
    Firestone Walker "Pivo" Pilsner, California (12oz) $1.69
    Plus vintages bottles!

    Walk in only. Line-up subject to change.

San Francisco Friday Night Tastings


     San Francisco - Friday Night Tastings from 5-6:30pm - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • April 27: Champagne Friday with Billecart-Salmon! - The champagnes of Billecart-Salmon will be featured in our tasting bar today. These are some of our most beloved and favorite champagnes, so don't miss it!

    Featuring Billecart-Salmon "Brut Réserve" Champagne $44.99
    Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne $74.99
    Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut Champagne $54.99
    Billecart-Salmon Brut "Sous Bois" Champagne $76.99
    Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut Champagne $74.99
  • June 29: Champagne Friday with Skurnik Wines West champagnes! - Skurnik Wines West will feature the champagnes of Pierre Peters, Gaston Chiquet and Vilmart. Small specialty producers that are not to be missed!

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings


     Redwood City Store - Fridays from 5 to 6:30pm - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • April 27: Champagne Friday $10 to taste
    Come on in and taste Champagne with us! This week's special focus will be the tantalizing Champagnes of Pierre Mineral which offer Grand Cru quality at everyday prices. The line up will include:
    2009 Pierre Mineral Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne $39.99
    Pierre Mineral "Vieillie En Fut" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne $39.99
    Pierre Mineral Brut Champagne $29.99
    Pierre Mineral Brut Rosé Champagne $39.99
    Trudon "Emblematis" Brut Champagne (Previously $30) $21.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
  • May 4: Rombauer - Line-up posted week of the event. Stay tuned!

    Walk in only. Line-up subject to change.

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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