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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • February 23: Bruichladdich "Peat & Smoke" Master Class @ The Powder Room in Hollywood - Join us and National Brand Ambassador Michelle Fedor for an intimate evening of exceptional food and smokey whisky at one of Hollywood's swankiest cocktail destinations. We'll enjoy a bevy of small bites including Braised Beef Crostini, Ahi Tartar Wonton, Portabello Risotto Cakes, and Moroccan chicken cups paired with a line up of Bruichladdich's smokiest whiskies. We'll be enjoying a Botanist Gin welcome cocktail before moving through 6 very special smoky offerings from this unique distillery. Expect to see the standard offer Port Charlotte Scottish Barley, followed by the Port Charlotte Islay Barley. Then we'll experience the magic that is the new release of Port Charlotte 10 Year Old "Second Edition" before turning up the peat to eleven with a flight of Octomores. You'll get to enjoy the 7.1, 7.3, and very special Octomore 10 year old "Second Edition". All this for an incredible $10! Seating is extremely limited, so don't hesitate to secure your seat today. Once your order is placed you'll be on the list. Please arrive with valid ID and be sure to Uber or Lyft over so you can participate without guilt or parking issues. The Powder Room is located at 1606 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. http://klwines.com/p/i?i=1291741
  • March 10: James Suckling's Great Wines of Italy Beverly Hills - JamesSuckling.com is delighted to present the Great Wines of Italy San Francisco on March 11 at the Presidio at the Golden Gate Club, featuring the region’s most sought-after wines from prestigious Italian brands as well as chosen premium boutique wineries. Last year in 2016, the same event—Great Wines of Italy Asia—was a sold-out success, attracting nearly 3,000 registered attendees between Hong Kong and Bangkok (here’s a video recap). We anticipate the same crowds in the United States. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-wines-of-italy-beverly-hills-2017-tickets-30363034654?aff=es2
  • March 11: James Suckling's Great Wines of Italy San Francisco - JamesSuckling.com is delighted to present the Great Wines of Italy San Francisco on March 11 at the Presidio at the Golden Gate Club, featuring the region’s most sought-after wines from prestigious Italian brands as well as chosen premium boutique wineries. Last year in 2016, the same event—Great Wines of Italy Asia—was a sold-out success, attracting nearly 3,000 registered attendees between Hong Kong and Bangkok (here’s a video recap). We anticipate the same crowds in the United States. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-wines-of-italy-san-francisco-2017-tickets-30363402755?discount=KL

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.

  • February 18: Wines of Italy in all three stores. $20 - Buyer Greg St. Clair currently has some interesting new wines arriving and they will be featured during this tasting.

    San Francisco will be pouring:

    2015 Antinori San Giovanni Orvieto $19.99
    2015 Marisa Cuomo "Ravello" Costa d'Amalfi Bianco $22.99
    2014 La Sibilla Campi Flegrei Piedirosso $18.99
    2014 Tenuta di Sesta Rosso di Montalcino $14.99
    2011 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino $34.99
    2013 Isole e Olena "Cepparello" Toscana $79.99
    2014 Sapaio "Volpolo" Bolgheri $49.99
    2012 Felsina "Maestro Raro" Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana $49.99
    2010 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco $42.99
    2012 Prunotto Barolo $46.99

    Hollywood will be pouring:
    2015 Lunae Colli di Luni Vermentino $19.99
    2015 Treves Petite Arvine Valle d’Aosta $26.99
    2013 Felsina Chianti Classico $19.99
    2013 Antinori La Braccesca Vino Nobile di Montepulciano $21.99
    2014 Biondi “Outis” Etna Rosso $35.99
    2011 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino $49.99
    2011 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino $34.99
    2012 Ettore Germano Barolo “Prapo” $59.99
    2010 Contrade di Taurasi, Taurasi $49.99
    2010 Musella Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva $64.99

    Line-up subject to change.

    In Redwood City we will feature the following wines:

    2013 La Monacesca "Mirum" Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva $26.99
    2014 Cantina Terlan "Vorberg" Pinot Bianco Alto Adige Riserva $34.99
    2014 Musella Valpolicella Superiore $17.99
    2011 Musella Amarone della Valpolicella $49.99
    2012 Poggerino Chianti Classico Riserva Bugialla $39.99
    2011 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino $59.99
    2012 Sandro Fay "Carteria" Valtellina Superiore Valgella $34.99
    2011 Proprietà Sperino Lessona $69.99
    2012 Giacomo Fenocchio "Bussia" Barolo $59.99
    2010 Contrade di Taurasi, Taurasi $49.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
  • February 25: Wines of Languedoc in all three stores $20. - We will be pouring the following:

    210 Antech "Grande Cuvée Oublié" Cremant de Limoux $17.99
    2015 Château de la Negly "La Falaise" La Clape $19.99
    2010 Château Saint Jacques d'Albas "La Chapelle d'Albas" Minervois $24.99
    2012 Domaine Aubaï Mema Carignan "L'Insoumise" Vin de France $13.99
    2014 La Jasse Castel "El Abanico" Pays l'Herault Blanc $29.99
    2013 Villa Symposia "Equilibre" Languedoc Rouge $14.99
    2014 Jean-Louis Denois "CabernetS" Haute Vallee de l'Aude $14.99
    2013 Château de la Negly "La Porte du Ciel" La Clape $89.99
    2014 Clos de l'Anhel "Les Dimanches" Corbieres $22.99
    2014 La Jasse Castel "Bleu Velours" Languedoc-Montpeyroux $24.99

    Line-up subject to change. Walk-in tasting.
  • March 4: Burgundy Tasting in all three stores - $20
  • March 11: Domestic Wines in all three stores - $20

Wednesday Evening Spirits Tasting


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

  • February 22: Oakland Spirits Company - No Tasting Fee

    Featuring

    OsCo #5 Gin $24.99
    OsCo Automatic Sea Gin $29.99
    OsCo Glasshouse Lemongrass Brandy $29.99
    OsCo Glasshouse Shiso Brandy $29.99

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • February 22: Special Wednsday Night Tasting with Helen Garcin $5 - Join us to taste with the incredible Helene Garcin who may as well rule Bordeaux, overseeing a number of increbile properties. The Garcin family has a number of holdings in Bordeaux. Hélène manages Barde-Haut in Saint Emilion, Clos l'Eglise in Pomerol, as well as Haut-Bergey in the Graves and Branon in Pessac-Léognan (not to mention Poesia in Argentina). This is a rare opportunity to taste with somone who knows all there is to know about Bordeaux.
    We will be tasting the following:

    2014 Poesia, St-Emilion $49.99
    2014 D'Arce, Côtes de Castillon $16.99
    2015 D'Arce, Côtes de Castillon $15.99
    2005 Bodegas Poesia "Cuvee Helene" Red Argentina $29.99.!

    Line-up subject to change.
    Tickets must be purchased in advance. Purchase tickers here: http://klwines.com/p/i?i=1292516
  • February 23: Direct Import Thursdays: Jura, France - Part of what makes K&L so unique is our Direct Import program. Our buyers seek out producers that we love, support and believe in and bring their wines here to California, cutting out the middle man and bringing us incredible values. This week, we taste wines from an obscure appellation, Jura. Jura is a small region tucked into the foothills of the Alps along eastern France. These traditional alpine wines are unique and complex. Join us to go on a journey through the Jura with our buyer Keith Mabry who will pour a selection of Direct Import Jura wines.

    Line-up:

    NV Domaine Baud "Cuvée Sauvage" Brut Cremant du Jura $19.99
    2008 Domaine Baud Vin Jaune Château-Chalon (620ml) $44.99
    2013 Domaine Baud "Ancestral" Côtes du Jura Rouge $16.99
    2015 Domaine Dugois Ploussard Arbois Rouge $17.99
    2014 Domaine Dugois Chardonnay Arbois Blanc $15.99
    2009 Domaine Dugois Vin Jaune Arbois (620ml) $39.99

    Disclaimer: Walk-in only. Line-Up Subject to Change. *Last ticket sold at 7:15pm. Tasting ends promptly at 7:30PM.
  • March 2: Wines of Hungary with Blue Danube Imports - Hungary has over twenty-two designated wine regions today. That’s right, Hungarian wine is more than just sweet Tokaji. Come discover dry Furmint and wines of regions like Somlo which boasts volcanic soils in the north west of Hungary and picturesque, Soproni which sits just next to a beautiful lake on the boarder of Austria.

    2014 Samuel Tinon "Birtok" Furmint Tokaji $21.99
    2014 Apátsági Hárslevelü Somló $21.99
    2014 Attila Gere Portugieser Villány $12.99
    2015 Wetzer Kékfrankos Soproni $19.99
    2015 Eszterbauer "Sógor" Kadarka Szekszard $17.99

    Walk-in only. Line-Up Subject to Change. *Last ticket sold at 7:15pm. Tasting ends promptly at 7:30PM.

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • February 23: Domaine Drouhin Oregon -$5

    2014 Domaine Drouhin “Arthur” Dundee Hills Chardonnay
    2014 Roserock (Drouhin Oregon) Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay
    2014 Roserock (Drouhin Oregon) Zephirine Eola-Amity Hills
    2013 Domaine Drouhin “Laurene” Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
    2014 Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
  • March 2: Shatzi Wines - $5
  • March 9: Broadbent Wines - $5
  • March 16: Banshee Wines - $5
  • March 23: Blue Danube Wine - $5
  • March 30: Amici Cellars - $5
  • April 6: Talley Vineyards - $5
  • April 13: Lo-Fi Wines - $5
  • April 20: Wines of Portugal with Eugenio Jardin - $5
  • May 25: Fort Ross Vineyards -$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.

  • February 23: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the event. Stay tuned!
  • March 2: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the event. Stay tuned!
  • March 9: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the event. Stay tuned!
  • March 16: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the event. Stay tuned!

San Francisco Friday Night Tastings


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

  • February 17: Summertime Dreams featuring all Beachwood & BBQ beers - $10

    Featuring
    Beachwood Blendery "Propagation Series 5.2e5 " Berliner Weisse, California (750ml)
    Beachwood Blendery "Propagation Series 2.6e5" Barrel Aged Brett Saison, California (750ml)
    Beachwood Blendery "Propagation Series 1.0e6" Foeder Aged Brown w/ Brett, California 750ml)
    Beachwood Blendery "Umeboshi" Lambic/Gose Inspired Ale w/ Plum & Bamboo Jade Sea Salt, California (750ml)
    Beachwood Blendery "Chaos is a Friend of Mine" Lambic Style Ale, California (750ml) Beachwood Blendery "Careful with that Passion Fruit, Eugene" Lambic Style Ale w/ Passion Fruit, California (750ml)
    Beachwood Blendery "Into the Great Unknown - Czech Saaz" Dry Hopped Ale aged in Oak Barrels, California (750ml)
    Beachwood BBQ & Brewing "Alpha Galatic" Pale Ale, California (22oz)
    Beachwood BBQ & Brewing "Amalgamator" IPA, California (22oz)
    Beachwood BBQ & Brewing "Citraholic" IPA, California (22oz)
    Beachwood BBQ & Brewing "Melrose" IPA, California (22oz)

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings


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

  • February 24: Champagne Gosset $10 - Join us this Friday for another great lineup of Champagne! Champagne Gosset is one of the older houses in the region, with a very unique philosophy of wine making. We will be featuring the following wines:

    Gosset "Excellence" Brut Champagne $34.99
    Gosset "Grand Reserve" Brut Champagne $49.99
    Gosset "Grand Rose" Brut Rose Champagne $74.99
    Gosset Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
  • March 3: German Wines - Join us this Friday for a selection of Rieslings from the Rhengau, Rhenhessen, and Mosel! We will pour the following wines:

    2015 Wittmann Riesling Trocken Rheinhessen $19.99
    2015 Wittmann Morstein Riesling Grosses Gewächs Rheinhessen $76.99
    2014 Robert Weil Riesling Sekt Brut Rheingau $42.99
    2015 Robert Weil "Tradition" Riesling Rheingau $19.99
    2015 Dr. Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett Mosel $24.99
    2015 Maximin Grunhaus Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett Mosel $24.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
  • March 10: Ancient Peaks 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.

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