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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.

  • September 5: Wines of Italy in all three stores. $20 - We start off the Fall with a spectacular selection of new wines from Italy chosen by our buyer Greg St. Clair.

    In Redwood City we will pour:
    2013 Le Battistelle Soave Classico “Roccolo del Durlo” $19.99
    2013 La Monacesca Verdicchio di Matelica $17.99
    2010 Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino $39.99
    2010 Bolsignano "Grazia" Brunello di Montalcino $49.95
    2010 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino $49.99
    2010 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino $54.99
    2010 Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino $67.99
    2010 Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino $49.99
    2010 Pieve Santa Restituta (Gaja) Brunello di Montalcino $76.95
    2010 Tassi "Franci" Brunello di Montalcino $109.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $20 to taste.
  • September 12: Wines of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. - More than "down under", this tasting will feature some fantastic wines and new releases from these three countries.
  • September 19: Affordable Bordeaux tasting-Redwood City and Hollywood Tasting Bars. - No, that isn't an oxymoron! There are plenty of good value wines coming from our beloved Bordeaux! Our Redwood City and Hollywood stores will host in-house tastings of great value Bordeaux. Our San Francisco store will host theirs at Alexander's steak house (near the SF store) with appetizers.
  • September 19: Affordable Bordeaux Event-San Francisco store at Alexanders Steakhouse. - Our SF store will have an off-site affordable Bordeaux tasting at nearby Alexanders Steakhouse. This ticketed event will feature many Bordeaux selections and appetizers. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Purchase here...
  • September 26: Burgundy in all three stores. - Fall is the perfect time for new arrivals of red and white Burgundy and we plan to make the most of it! This tasting will feature both "value" Burgundy (yes, they do exist!) and higher end, collectible wines and selections for the cellar.

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings

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

  • September 17: Chablis and Bordeaux Tasting
  • November 6: Rhone Rangers Tasting

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings

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

  • September 3: Champagne Bollinger and Champagne Ayala. - Selections from both of these premium (and popular) Champagne houses will be featured.
  • September 10: Silver Oak and Twomey Vineyards. - These great (and famous!) cabernet sauvignon and merlot producers will be in our SF store to pour their latest releases.
  • October 1: Tasting bar closed.
  • October 8: Tasting Bar Closed.
  • October 15: Tasting Bar Closed.
  • October 22: Tasting Bar Closed.

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

     Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

  • September 3: Thirsty Thursdays: Prairie Artisan Ales - Join beer buyer Jim Boyce for a stellar lineup from Prairie Artisan Ales!

    Prairie Artisan Ales "'Americana" Saison
    Prairie Artisan Ales "Prairie Gold" Sour Golden Ale
    Prairie Artisan Ales "Brett C" Brett Saison w/ Citra & Cascade Hops
    Prairie Artisan Ales "Tulsa Rugby" American Pale Ale
    Prairie Artisan Ales "Okie" Whiskey Barrel Aged Strong Ale Prairie Artisan Ales "Bomb" Imperial Stout
    Prairie Artisan Ales "Pirate Noir" Jamaican Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $5 to taste.
  • September 10: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the tasting. Stay tuned!
  • September 17: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the tasting. Stay tuned!

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings

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

  • September 4: Special Champagne Tasting: Bollinger & Ayala
    Join us this Friday for a special Champagne tasting, with Cyril Delarue, export director of Champagne Bollinger and Ayala, as he presents a few selections from both of these famous houses.

    Ayala "Majeur" Brut Champagne $39.99
    2007 Ayala Blanc de Blancs Champagne $74.99
    Bollinger "Special Cuvée" Brut Champagne $59.99
    Bollinger Brut Rosé Champagne $69.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $10 to taste.
  • September 11: Portugal
  • September 18: Cain Vineyard & Winery
  • September 25: Champagne Friday #8 with Gary Westby

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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