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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.

  • October 17: Manekin's picks in Hollywood and Redwood City and San Francisco - Our buyer for Spain, Portugal, Argentina and Chile, Joe Manekin, will pick wines from his current portfolio. Reds and whites will be featured as well as wines to cellar and wines to drink!
  • October 24: Sparkling wine tent event in Hollywood. SF tasting bar closed. RC beer tasting! - Our Hollywood store will be hosting a prepaid ticketed sparkling wine event that will include Champagne and sparkling wines from Italy, Spain, the USA and other locales. Please seen our "Special Events" portion of the events website for details and ticket purchase. Our SF store will have their tasting bar closed on this day. In Redwood City, we will be hosting a beer tasting!
  • October 24: Special Redwood City Saturday Beer Tasting - Beer Buyer Jim Boyce leapt at the chance to pour a full Saturday lineup of beer for you today! Come check out new releases, limited editions, and last minute surprises! Check back the week of the tasting for the cost and the lineup.
  • October 31: "Blind" Tasting in Redwood City and Hollywood. $20.00 - SF tasting bar closed. - All three stores will host a "blind" tasting of red wines. That is, the wine bottles will be covered and you will try to guess the varietal, country and (perhaps!) the vintage. All will be revealed when you complete the set. These tastings are fun and informative! we have done these tastings in the past and our customers are often surprised at how close they are with their guesses. For obvious reasons, we will be unable to give the list of wines being featured. A perfect way to spend Halloween afternoon!
  • November 7: Grand Domestic tasting in all three stores. $50.00 - All three stores will pour the "first growth" cabernet sauvignon of the United States. Expect the best of California with highly collectible and sought after wines. tasting list will be published prior to ticket sales. Limited availability. Tickets must be pre-purchased.
  • November 14: Affordable Champagne tasting in all three stores. - Now that the holidays are nearly upon us, it is THE best time to do your Champagne shopping! Whether you are looking for an affordable sparkler for events and dinners or for gift-giving to loved ones and friends, this is the tasting for you! All of the selections featured will be under $35.00! Brut, Blanc de Blanc and Brut Rose will be featured.

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings

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

  • November 6: Special Friday Night Rhone Rangers Tasting
    The Rhone Rangers are a group of roughly 150 wineries dedicated to making wines from the 22 grape varieties originally made famous in France’s Rhone Valley. They are a non-profit organization focused on promoting the enjoyment of Rhone varietal wines produced in the United States and on Friday November 6th, three producers with the Rhone Rangers will be here pouring their Rhone varietals.

    Join us as we taste the Rhone-varietal wines of Qupe, Quivira and Vina Robles. Only $5!

    We are also offering a $10 discount on admission to the Grand Rhone Rangers tasting on Saturday, November 7th from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM at THE REEF, 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

    Purchase your tickets at https://rrla15.eventbrite.com and enter discount code KandL-VIP

    Purchase your KL tickets here...

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings

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

  • October 15: Tasting Bar Closed.
  • October 22: Tasting Bar Closed.

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

     Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

  • October 15: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the tasting. Stay tuned!
  • October 22: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the tasting. Stay tuned!
  • October 29: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the tasting. Stay tuned!

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings

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

  • October 16: Far Niente & Nickel Nickel
  • October 23: Veramonte Chilean Wines
  • October 30: Louis Roederer Champagne
  • November 6: TBD
  • November 13: DuMol Winery

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

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.