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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • December 31: Second Harvest Food Bank Drive in Redwood City November 1-December 31 - As the holidays approach, our team at K&L Wine Merchants is constantly exploring new opportunities to give back to the community that has now supported us for forty years. In that light, we have paired up with the tremendous team at Second Harvest Food Bank to host our first ever food and fund drive!

    Second Harvest is one of the largest food banks in the nation and has been serving the communities of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties since 1974. Support of organizations like K&L and individuals like you allow them to provide food for a stunning quarter million people every month.

    To participate in K&L's partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, click on the link below or bring in nutritious, non-perishable food stuffs as detailed below on your next trip to K&L Redwood City in November or December. Your support goes a long way in providing a meaningful meal to those in need throughout or community.

    The Food Bank accepts all non-perishable food donations, but especially needs these nutritious items:
    ˘ Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili) • Tuna or canned chicken • Peanut butter • Canned foods with pop-top lids • Canned fruit in its own juice or water • Low-sodium canned vegetables • Olive or canola oil • Spices • Low-sugar whole grain cereals • Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit) *Please avoid items packed in glass. No wine, candy or soda please.

    Donate online at our K&L donations page by clicking on the link below! $50 buys 100 meals!
    Our Goals: 500 lbs of food and $5,000!

    https://www.shfb.org/page.aspx?pid=1024&FFDDrive=16%20FD%20Holiday&FFDOrg=161349

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • December 1: Tasting with Blue Danube - Whenever we have a Blue Danube tasting you can expect to taste some super eccentric, interesting and incredible wines that you may never have thought to try before. Blue Danube is an importer that focuses on wines from off the beaten path; places like Hungary, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, and the Republic of Georgia.

    *We will be pouring the following:

    2104 Apátsági Hárslevelü Somló
    2015 Doqi Mtsvane Kakheti Republic of Georgia
    2015 Heimann Kadarka Hungary
    2011 Kabaj Merlot Slovenia

    *Line up subject to change.
  • December 8: Tasting with Vintage 59 Wine Importers - Vintage '59 aims to import wine made by growers who care deeply about land, tradition, & kinship. We will be pouring mainly French wines from Vintage '59.

    *We will be pouring the following:

    Château Coupe Roses "Granaxa" Minervois
    Claude Branger "L Ă©Clipse" MĂ©thode Traditionelle
    Le Rocher des Violettes CĂ´t (Malbec) Vieilles Vignes
    Claude Branger "Terroir Les Gras Moutons" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie

    *Line up subject to change.

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • 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!

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.

There's a web site out there listing local wine events in your neighborhood, whether you live in the SF Bay Area, the east coast, or somewhere in between. Now they're even listing international events! Visit localwineevents.asp for more information.