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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • May 16: James Suckling Presents Bordeaux Confidential - Join K&L Wine Merchants and James Suckling as we highlight the exceptional wines of Bordeaux! Purchase tickets here...

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.

  • April 18: Champagne in all three stores! - Spring is officially here! Come in and celebrate with Champagne! We will feature Grand Marque houses as well as some of our favorite (and new) small-estate releases.

    San Francisco will feature new arrivals and introductions to new estates:
    NV Paul Louis Martin Blanc de Bancs-$39.99
    2006 Launois "Special Club" Brut Blanc de Blancs-$59.99
    NV Alexandre Le Brun "Passion" Brut-$49.99
    NV Jean Jacques Lamoureaux "Reserve" Brut-$39.99
    NV Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Brut-$48.99
    2004 Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Brut Vintage-$75.99
    NV Drappier Carte d"Or Brut-$39.99
    NV Drappier Brut Rose-$54.99
    NV Franck Bonville Brut Rose-$39.99
    $20.00 for the flight. Lineup subject to change.

    In Redwood City, Champagne Buyer Gary Westby is pouring "April in the Aube"! $20

    Drappier Carte d'Or Brut Champagne $39.99
    Drappier Charles de Gaulle Brut Champagne $69.99
    Jean-Jacques Lamoureux "Réserve" Brut Champagne $39.99
    Fleury Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne $39.99
    2004 Fleury "Cuveé Robert Fleury" Extra Brut Champagne $59.99
    Fleury Brut Rosé Champagne (1.5L) $109.99
    Drappier Rose Brut Champagne $54.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
    Cost to taste is $20
  • April 25: Bordeaux in all three stores. - Our monthly Bordeaux tasting will feature newly released 2011 vintage as well a an older vintage or two. Ten selections will be featured. $20.00
  • May 2: French Regional Wines. - This melting pot of styles and prices will be featured with new release reds, whites and even a rose or sparkling wine or two! These wines are perfect for planning any meal and will be a great way to start planning your summer meals.
  • May 9: Domestic new releases. - All three stores will feature brand spanking new releases of domestic wines. Each store will feature their own unique listing, which will be tailored to each clientele. Tasting lists will be posted prior to the tasting.
  • May 16: Wines of Burgundy. - The fabulous wines of Burgundy will be featured in all three stores. Both reds and whites will be featured.
  • May 23: Artisinal Beers in Redwood City and Hollywood. - Prepare for your summer with some great, small-production beers! Some of our favorite established craft beers and new arrivals will be featured.
  • May 23: Wines of Greece in San Francisco. - Greece is one of the oldest winemaking countries on the planet and we will have a rare, must-attend tasting of the reds, whites and sparkling, both traditional and new world, from this country. The wines of Greece have increased immensely in popularity in the US and this is a great opportunity to either discover them or to update your palate with great new releases.
  • May 30: Our annual Rose tasting! - We are in the height of rose wine season and all three stores will feature the latest releases of rose, both still and sparkling, domestic and imported. We will feature wines from France, the USA, Spain, Italy, Germany and other countries.

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • April 16: Sherry tasting - only $6!
    Love sherry? Have no idea what it is? Expert or newcomer, we invite you to learn about sherry and help dispel the myth that it's only a sweet drink for your grandmother.
  • April 30: Heidsieck Tasting
  • May 7: Wines from Marc Barriot
  • May 8: Friday night tasting with Domaine Begude
  • May 14: Apertif tasting with DOG

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • April 16: Tasting Bar Closed.
  • April 23: Philip Togni Vineyards. - This world-renowned Spring Mountain proudcer will make a rare appearance in our SF store to feature Philip Togni and Tanbark label wines.
  • April 30: Ridge Vineyards! - One of our very favorite zinfandel, cabernet and chardonnay producers will be in our SF store to feature new releases of their wines including the Geyserville, Three Valleys and Estate wines. A very special tasting that should not be missed!
  • May 7: Domaine Begude. - A representative from this customer and staff favorite from the Languedoc region will be here to feature their latest releases. A great opportunity to try some affordable and top notch wines from this region.
  • May 14: Fort Ross Vineyards. - This popular vineyard will feature their latest releases of their excellent pinot noir's and chardonnay's.
  • May 21: Buty Vineyards of Washington state. - This boutique producer, located in Walla Walla, will be having an in-store tasting of the latest releases of cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. This is a special, one-time only tasting, so don't miss it!
  • May 28: Barber Cellars with winemaker Mike Barber. - Mike Babrber, of Barber Cellars will be in our SF store to pour and talk about his well-reviewed zinfandel's and pinot gris. A rare opportunity to meet the winemaker!
  • June 4: Erset e Neue of Italy. - This wonderful producer from the Alto Adige will be featuring their latest releases in our SF store for your enjoyment! These food-friendly, elegant and balanced wines are perfect for the start of summer!

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings


     Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

  • April 16: Thirsty Thursdays: Attack of the Killer Cans! - With a even warmer week ahead, it's time to spend a few more hours outdoors with family, friends, and some delicious canned beers! Let’s see if we can add a new favorite or two:

    18th Street Brewery / Central State "Grace Salee" Saison w/ Pink Sea Salt, Massachusetts
    Bell's Brewery "Smitten" Golden Rye Ale, Michigan
    Caldera Brewing Company Pale Ale, Oregon
    Evil Twin "Nomader Weisse" Berliner Weisse, Denmark
    Mike Hess Brewing "Claritus" Kolsch, California
    Mike Hess Brewing "Grazias" Vienna Cream Ale, California
    Mike Hess Brewing "Habitus" Double IPA, California
    Mike Hess Brewing "Solis Occasus" IPA, California

    Walk-in Only. Lineup subject to change.
    As usual, 6 beers for 5 bucks.
  • April 23: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted the week of the tasting. Stay tuned!

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings


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

  • April 17: Flowers Winery with winemaker Dave! - As nursery owners in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Walt and Joan Flowers had long dreamed of combining their love of wine with their passion for agriculture. This love would eventually lead them across country to Northern California's rugged Sonoma Coast. After responding to a small classified ad in a national wine publication, that's exactly where they landed. In 1989, Walt and Joan purchased 321 acres, including a ridge top, high above the Pacific Ocean on the northern Sonoma Coast. With the same determination they drew on to build their successful nursery business; the Flowers proceeded with the dream of producing their favorite varietals Pinot Noir & Chardonnay in a place they believed uniquely suited to growing them.

    Today, Flowers Winery produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from its two estate properties, Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard and Sea View Ridge Vineyard, as well as select vineyards in the coolest regions of the Sonoma Coast AVA, which are farmed to Flowers' specifications by their own crews.

    2013 Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay $39.99
    2012 Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir $39.99
    2011 Flowers "Perennial" Sonoma Coast Red Blend $29.99
    2011 Flowers "Sea View Ridge" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir $64.99
    Plus… Dave’s "babies"- 2 bonus wines from the winery: the Camp Meeting Ridge Pinot Noir & Chardonnay!!!

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
    Cost to taste is $10
  • April 24: Champagne Friday #3 with Champagne Buyer Gary Westby
  • May 1: Thomas Fogarty
  • May 8: Medlock Ames
  • May 15: Kathryn Kennedy Winery
  • May 22: Eric Kent 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

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