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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • February 9: Burgundy Tasting at the Clift Hotel - Join K&L Wine Merchants and Frederick Wildman for a special opportunity to taste some amazing burgundies. We will feature the following properties: Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils, Stéphane Aviron, Chateau Fuisse and Vincent Selections, Olvier Leflaive, Domaine Labruyère, Domaine Faiveley and Billaud-Simon. Over 40 wines poured. We will sell out, so purchase tickets now!No tickets will be mailed. Once purchased, your name will be added to a guest list. For a complete list of wines, please email kerri@klwines.com. Purchase here...
  • February 25: Great Wines of Italy with James Suckling - Join K&L Wine Merchants and James Suckling for the Great Wines of Italy at the Petersen Auto Museum in Los Angeles. Event starts at 7pm and ends at 9pm. Participating wineries include: Poderi Aldo Conterno, Allegrini, Poggio Antico, Antinori, Argentiera, Argiano, I Balzini, Banfi, Bellavista, Bibi Graetz, Biondi-Santi, Giacomo Borgogno & Figli, Il Borro, Castello di Bossi, Brancaia, Agricola Brandini, Bruno Giacosa, Caiarossa, Camigliano, Caparzo, Casale del Giglio, Casanova di Neri, Castiglion del Bosco, Cava D'Onice, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, ColleMassari, Grattamacco, Poggio di Sotto, Contratto, Cordero di Montezemolo, Cusumano, Damilano, Maria Caterina Dei, Donnafugata, Empson Selections, Enrico Serafino, Feudo Maccari, Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute, Fontanafredda, Castello di Fonterutoli (Mazzei), Fontodi, Franz Haas, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, Fuligni, Gagliole, Poderi Gianni Gagliardo, Jermann, La Mannella, La Rasina, La Spinetta, Fattoria La Torre, Fattoria La Valentina, Lamole di Lamole, Fattoria Le Pupille, Azienda Agricola Leuta, Livio Felluga, Loredan Gasparini Venegazzu, Luce della Vite, Fattoria di Magliano, Masciarelli, Agricola Masi, Mauro Molino, Michele Chiarlo, Monteverro, Nals Margreid, Nino Franco, Poggio la Noce, Orma, Ornellaia, Parusso, Petra, Petrolo, Piazzano, Pieropan, Pio Cesare, Pitars, Podernuovo a Palazzone, Prunotto, Renato Ratti, Renieri, Riecine, Roberto Voerzio, Rocca delle Macìe, Rocca di Castagnoli, Castello Romitorio, Ruffino, San Fabiano Calcinaia, San Filippo, San Polino, San Polo, Sassetti Livio Pertimali, Scopone, Tenuta Sette Ponti, Tenute Silvio Nardi, Siro Pacenti, Tassi di Franci Franca, Tedeschi, Poggio al Tesoro, Cantina Tramin, Umani Ronchi, Valdicava, Vie di Romans, Vignamaggio, Vitalonga, Ciccio Zaccagnini. Purchase here...
  • February 28: Great Wines of Italy with James Suckling - Join K&L Wine Merchants and James Suckling as we present the Great Wines of Italy at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco. The tasting will open at 2:30pm. Participating wineries include: Poderi Aldo Conterno, Allegrini, Poggio Antico, Antinori, Argiano, Banfi, Bellavista, Bibi Graetz, Giacomo Borgogno & Figli, Il Borro, Bosco Agostino, Castello di Bossi, Brancaia, Agricola Brandini, Capezzana, Casale del Giglio, Casanova di Neri, Castiglion del Bosco, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, ColleMassari, Grattamacco, Poggio di Sotto, Contratto, Cusumano, Maria Caterina Dei, Elio Grasso, Empson Selections, Feudo Maccari, Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute, Fontanafredda, Castello di Fonterutoli (Mazzei), Franz Haas, Poderi Gianni Gagliardo, Jermann, La Massa, La Rasina, La Spinetta, Fattoria Le Pupille, Livio Felluga, Agricola Masi, Castello di Monsanto, Monteverro, Nals Margreid, Orma, Ornellaia, Petra, Petrolo, Pieropan, Tenuta Pietranera, Pio Cesare, Pitars, Podernuovo a Palazzone, Querciabella, Renato Ratti, Renieri, Roberto Voerzio, Ruffino, San Filippo, San Polino, Schiopetto, Tenuta Sette Ponti, Tenute Silvio Nardi, Siro Pacenti, Tony Sasa, Cantina Tramin, Valdicava, Vignamaggio. Purchase tickets 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.

  • February 6: New Domestic Releases in all three stores. $20.00 - All three stores will host tastings of newly released domestic wines, both red and white. A great opportunity to see what is new and what is hot in the New Year!
    SF and Redwood City will pour:

    NV Bedrock Wine Company "Sh’Bubbles" California Sparkling Rose $19.99
    2014 Eyrie Vineyards Dundee Hills Pinot Gris $19.99
    2013 Walter Hansel "Cuvee Alyce" Russian River Valley Chardonnay $38.99
    2013 Calera "de Villiers" Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir $47.99
    2013 Husch "Nash Mill Vineyard" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir $34.99
    2013 Novy "Papera Ranch" Russian River Valley Zinfandel $32.99
    2013 Jamieson Ranch "Double Lariat" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $29.99
    2012 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $32.99
    2012 Ojai "Bien Nacido Vineyard" Santa Maria Valley Syrah $44.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
    To be notified of weekly SF events, please e-mail dulcineagonzalez@klwines.com.

    In Hollywood, we will be pouring:
    2014 Emmolo Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
    2014 Kalinda "Cuvée KB" Russian River Valley Chardonnay
    2014 Ponzi "Tavola" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
    2012 Calera "de Villiers" Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir
    2014 Tensley Santa Barbara County Syrah
    2013 Banshee "Mordecai" Red Blend
    2014 Field Recordings "Old Potrero" Arroyo Grande Zinfandel
    2013 Smith & Hook Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon
    2010 Rocca "Grigsby Vineyard" Yountville Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
    2013 Barnett "Rattlesnake Hill" Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
  • February 13: Wines of Italy in all three stores. $20 - All three stores will feature new arrivals from Italy. A great time to see what is new and what is hot.
  • February 20: Wines of the Rhone valley in all three stores. - At last! We will have a Rhone tasting! There have been many new and interesting wines that have been arriving since last Fall and now will be the opportunity to taste them.
  • February 27: Wines of Burgundy in all three stores. $20.00. - All three stores will feature newly arrived red and white wines from Burgundy and (perhaps) a rare bottling or two. Burgundy lovers rejoice! Your time is here!

Wednesday Evening Spirits Tasting

  • February 3: San Francisco - LO-FI Vermouth Tasting

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • February 2: Tuesday Night Bert Salomon Tasting
    Come meet Bert Salomon on Tuesday as he pours his incredible Austrian wines. He is the 7th generation wine-maker in his family, carrying on the tradition of his father Fritz, who was the pioneer of Austrian dry white wine. With his great winemaking experience and respect for the environment Bert produces wines with finesse and perfect mineral balance which reflect the very special micro climate of this lovely river valley. Join us this Tuesday, you’ll love his dry, terroir driven Gruners and Rieslings.

    2014 Salomon Undhof Hochterrassen Grüner Veltliner Niederösterreich $14.99
    2011 Salomon Undhof Lindberg Grüner Veltiner Erste Lage Reserve Kremstal $37.99
    2014 Salomon Undhof Riesling Kremstal $17.99
    2012 Salomon Undhof Kögl Riesling Erste Lage Reserve Kremstal $22.99​
  • March 3: Clos de l'Anhel
  • March 31: Domaine de la Reserve d’O
  • April 7: J Mourat Tasting

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • February 11: Sherry and wines of Spain with Alexander Jules. - Alexander Jules will be in our SF store to highlight Sherry and will also feature some wines of Spain.
  • February 18: Vintage 59-Champagne and Burgundy!
    Wines to be featured:
    Champagne Jacquesson Cuvée 738
    2014 Pavillon de Chavannes Côte de Brouilly "Cuvée des Ambassades"
    2013 Voillot Volnay 1er Cru "Fremiets"
    2013 Voillot Volnay 1er Cru "Champans"
  • March 3: Rippon Vineyards with Nick Mills. - Rippon vineyards of New Zealand with be pouring their newest releases in our SF tasting bar.
  • March 10: Sophie GUIRAUDON from Clos de l'Anhel . - A very special tasting with Clos de l'Anhel in our SF store on this day. This is one not to miss!
  • March 24: Marie Chauffrey – Domaine de la Reserve d’O. - Marie Chauffrey will be in our SF store to feature selections from Domaine de la Reserve d'O, a great new producer (for us) from The Vinifilles (which means wine girl), an association of women producers who own and operate their own estates. This particular estate is in the Terrasses du Larzac sub-region of Languedoc.
  • March 31: Honig Vineyards with Steven Honig - This super popular Rutherford producer will be in our SF store to feature their current releases of sauvignon blanc and cabernet sauvignon, including some reserve releases and a dessert selection.

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings


     Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

  • February 4: Thirsty Thursdays: Xmas Brews! - Christmas in February? Why not?

    2013 Brasserie De La Senne "X-Mas Zinnebir" Beligan Strong Ale, Belgium
    2013 De Struise Brouwers "Tsjeeses Reserva - Bourbon Barrel" Belgian X-Mas Ale, Beligum
    2013 De Struise Brouwers "Tsjeeses Reserva - Port Barrel" Belgian X-Mas Ale, Beligum
    2015 Mikkeller "Santa's Little Helper - Grand Marnier Barrel" Belgian Ale Brewed With Spices and Cocoa Powder, Denmark
    2015 Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales "Noel de Calabaza" Special Ale, Michigan
    2015 Anchor Christmas Ale, California

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $5 to taste.
  • February 11: Thirsty Thursdays: Perennial Ales & The Commons Bruery
    Perennial Ales "Regalia" Belgian Ale w/ Brett, Missouri
    Perennial Ales "Jack Rose" Cider/Ale Fermented w/ Lime & Pomegranate
    Perennial Ales "Hopfentea" Berliner Weisse w/ Tea
    Perennial Ales / The Commons Brewery "Meriwether" Blended Yeast Saison
    The Commons Brewery "Fleur de Ferme" Dark Farmhouse Ale, Oregon
    The Commons Brewery "Boysen" Imperial Porter w/ Boysenberries

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $5 to taste.
  • February 18: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the event. Stay tuned!
  • February 25: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the event. Stay tuned!

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings


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

  • February 5: Kenneth Volk Vineyards - Kenneth Volk is one of the legends of the central coast area. With holdings in the historic Bien Nacido vineyard, and other premier spots in the Santa Barabara wine country, he makes some of the finest wines in the area. They say Ken never met a varietal he didn’t like. This week the folks from Kenneth Volk join us in our Redwood City tasting bar with new releases of all their exciting wines.

    2014 Kenneth Volk "Jaybird-Unoaked" Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay
    2014 Kenneth Volk "San Bernabe Vineyard" Monterey County Malvasia Bianca
    2012 Kenneth Volk "Santa Maria Cuvée" Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
    2012 Kenneth Volk "Rio San Benito Vineyard" San Benito County Grenache
    2012 Kenneth Volk "Enz Vineyard" Lime Kiln Valley Mourvedre
    And direct from the winery, not yet in stores.... 2012 Kenneth Volk "Enz Vineyard" Lime Kiln Valley Zinfandel!

    Walk-in only. $10 to taste.
  • February 12: Claiborne & Churchill Winery
  • February 26: Champagne Friday
  • March 4: Rippon Vineyards with Nick Mills - Nick Mills, winemaker at famed Rippon Vineyards joins us for a special tasting! The lineup is as follows:

    2013 Rippon Riesling Lake Wanaka Central Otago $24.99
    2007 Rippon "Rippon" Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Central Otago $44.99
    2009 Rippon "Rippon" Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Central Otago $44.99
    2011 Rippon "Emma's Block" Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Central Otago $79.99
    2011 Rippon "Tinker's Field" Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Central Otago $89.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
  • March 11: Sophie Guiraudon from Clos de l'Anhel
  • March 25: Marie Chauffrey – Domaine de la Reserve d’O - Marie Chauffrey will be in our Redwood City store to feature selections from Domaine de la Reserve d'O, a great new producer (for us) from The Vinifilles (which means wine girls), an association of women producers who own and operate their own estates. This particular estate is in the Terrasses du Larzac sub-region of Languedoc.

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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