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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • September 27: Billecart-Salmon's Bicentennial Celebration Dinner at Otium Los Angeles 7pm $255 - Please join us for dinner with Antoine Roland-Billecart, sixth generation family member of this celebrated Champagne House, as we toast Billecart-Salmon's 200-year anniversary.

    4 courses, 5 wines!

    Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve
    Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut
    2006 Billecart-Salmon “Cuvée Louis” Blanc de Blancs
    2006 Billecart-Salmon "Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart" NFB Brut
    Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé

    Otium Restaurant is located at 222 S Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Purchase tickets here!
  • September 30: The Great Wines of the Andes Presented by James Suckling - Use special K&L code (KL1810) to receive 10% off this great event. Discover the fabulous terroirs of the Andes where the wine scene is becoming on of the world's most exciting! This event is presented by James Suckling. For all event-related enquiries contact eventsus@jamessuckling.com. Purchase tickets here... https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-wines-of-the-andes-2018-grand-tasting-san-francisco-tickets-45284557330?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
  • October 5: Winemaker Dinner with Brian Talley of California's Talley Vineyards at Barbrix, Los Angeles 7:00pm $85 - Meet and Dine with Brian Talley of California's Talley Vineyards Barbrix is located at 2442 Hyperion Street, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
  • October 11: Cristal Vertical Dinner at République Los Angeles 7:00pm - You read that right. Details to come. République is located at 624 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

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.

  • August 18: Wines of Australia and New Zealand in all three stores $20 - It's "down under" time! The great reds and whites from our friends "down under" will be featured in all three stores. Classics like Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as other varietals. Join us for the following:

    2014 Tongue In Groove "The Mound Vineyard" Riesling Waipara Valley $19.99
    2015 Tongue in Groove "Cabal Vineyard" Pinot Noir Waipara Valley $29.99
    2013 Thistledown "The Great Escape Chardonnay Adelaide Hills $14.99
    2017 Maison L'Envoyé Pinot Noir Tasmania $24.99
    2015 Paxton "AAA" Shiraz-Grenache McLaren Vale South Australia (Biodynamic) $16.99
    2016 Fromm "Fromm Vineyard" Marlborough Pinot Noir $39.99
    2016 Fromm "Cuvée H" Marlborough Pinot Noir $39.99
    2016 Fromm "La Strada" Marlborough Pinot Noir $19.95
    2016 Fromm "La Strada" Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc $16.99 2015 Robert Oatley Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia $14.99
    Graham Beck Brut Rosé Western Cape $14.99
    2015 Savage "White" Western Cape $29.99

    Walk in only. Lineup subject to change.
  • August 25: Champagne in all three stores! $20.00 - Our last stop at Bubble Town until the Champagne Tent Event's in late October! So, get on board the Champagne train and leave your worries behind! This tasting will be all about the 2012 vintage. We will feature the following:

    2012 Louise Brison Brut Champagne $34.99
    2012 Louis Brochet "Alain" Millesime Brut Champagne $34.99
    2012 Gilbert Jacquesson Vintage Brut Champagne $34.99
    Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne $34.99 (not declared as vintage, but all 2012)
    2012 Franck Bonville "Millesime" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne $39.99
    2012 Louis Roederer Brut Rosé Champagne $64.99
    2012 Michel Arnould "Carte d'Or" Brut Champagne $49.99
    Lineup subject to change.

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings

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

  • August 16: French Wines for The Dog Days of Summer $5 - This summer may be sweltering, but it doesn't mean you have to give up your beloved red wine. Come enjoy a collection of French reds that work for all occasions, no matter the temperature. There will be French whites, too, and even Champagne, all poured by an expert from Vintage 59 Imports!

    Jacquesson "Cuvée 741" Extra Brut Champagne $74.99
    2017 Château Petit Roubié Picpoul de Pinet $12.99
    2017 Le Rocher des Violettes "Touche-Mitaine" Montlouis Sur Loire $18.99
    2015 Le Rocher des Violettes Côt Vieilles Vignes Touraine Rouge $23.99
    2014 Château Haut-Monplaisir "Prestige" Cahors $19.99

    Walk in only, last ticket sold at 7:00pm.
  • August 23: Château de Saint Cosme Rhône $5
  • August 30: Chateau Guiraud + Bob Varner DOUBLE FEATURE! $5 - Join us for an incredible joint tasting of classic Sauternes and meet the winemaker - legendary California producer Bob Varner.
  • September 13: Wines of indie favorite Skurnik $5
  • September 20: Opa! Greece $5
  • September 27: Slovenia
  • October 4: Peake Ranch Tasting $5 - Peake Ranch owns two properties in Sta Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County (John Sebastiano Vineyard and Peake Ranch), and one property in Santa Maria Valley (Sierra Madre Vineyard) totaling about 2,000 acres. Many highly regarded wine producers source grapes from them including: Kosta Brown, Brewer Clifton, Dragonette, Paul Lato, Siduri, Ken Brown, and many others.

    Join us as we taste through domestic greatness.
  • October 11: Provençal Rosé
  • October 18: Sparkling Wines of Jean-Louis Denois $5 - Poured by his son, Charles!

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings

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

  • August 16: A very special tasting with Chateau Guiraud. - This world renowned producer from Sauternes will be featuring their dry white and dessert style Sauternes. A very rare tasting of current and older vintages. Not to be missed!
  • August 30: A Tasting with Penner-Ash Wine Cellars - $5
  • September 6: A Tasting with Mount Edward Winery (NZ) - $5
  • September 13: A Tasting with Black Lamb Wine
  • September 27: A Tasting with Fess Parker Winery - $5
  • October 4: A Tasting with Liquid Farm - $5
  • October 25: Talley Vineyards - $5 - Estate Bottled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from California's South Central Coast.
  • November 8: A Tasting with Tyler Winery - $5

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

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

  • August 16: Firestone Walker $5 - Swing by this Thirsty Thursday for a lineup from Firestone Walker! Beer buyer Jim Boyce will be pouring a variety of beers including this year’s annual release of Stickee Monkee. The following will be poured:

    Firestone Walker "Pivo" Pilsner, California (12oz) $1.69
    Barrelworks (Firestone Walker) "Krieky Bones" Wild Ale Fermented w/ Sour Cherries, California (375ml) $14.99
    Firestone Walker "Leo v. Ursus - Wookus" Imperial Black IPA, California (16oz cans) $3.99
    2018 Firestone Walker "Stickee Monkee" Barrel Aged Central Coast Quad, California (12oz) $9.99
    Barrelworks (Firestone Walker) "UnderCurrants" Wild Ale Fermented w/ Black Currants, California (375ml) $13.99
    Firestone Walker "Leo v. Ursus - Doublus" Unfiltered Double IPA, California (16oz cans) $3.79

    Walk in only. Lineup 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.

  • September 28: Champagne Friday with Veuve Clicquot! - It's Champagne Friday in San Francisco and Champagne Veuve Clicquot will be in house to pour a selections of their Brut's, Rose's and Demi-Sec and vintage champagnes! It isn't wise to miss a tasting with the world's most well known Champagne house!

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings

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

  • August 17: Veuve Clicquot Champagne $10 - We think the best way to kick off a weekend is with some bubbles! So stop on by this Friday for a Champagne tasting featuring the wines of Veuve Clicquot being poured by Champagne extraordinaire Connie Poon! She will be featuring the following:

    Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne $49.99
    Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé Champagne $64.99
    2008 Veuve Clicquot "Gold Label Reserve" Brut Champagne $84.99
    2008 Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé Champagne $84.99
    2006 Veuve Clicquot "La Grande Dame" Brut Champagne $129

    Walk in only. Lineup 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.

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.