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Mulan Chan-Randel
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Mulan Chan-Randel is the French Regional and Rhone Valley wine buyer for K&L Wine Merchants, and has just completed the two year Diploma certification through the London based Wine & Spirit Education Trust. From 2004-2006, and concurrent to her position at K&L, she served as the wine director at San Francico's Bambuddha Lounge. Mulan has participated in the San Francisco Chronicle wine tasting panel and was also selected as an instructor in the UC Berkeley Extension Wine Studies Program. She has written for Chow Magazine , and contributed to such wine trade publications as The Wine Spectator, Wine and Vines and Patterson's Beverage Journal. Mulan regularly offers food and wine pairing advice at, and has spoken at numerous venues including the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. She is also a candidate for the prestigious Master of Wine qualification. Read Mulan's blog, <a href="">mumu les vignes</a>


2010 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône
Review Date: 04-15-2014
How Guigal manages to produce such a consistently delicious and well priced Cotes-du-Rhone never ceases to amaze me. And with the stellar quality of the 2010 vintage, boy are we in for a added treat. This perenially over-acheiving wine offers up rich dark berried fruit aromatics, along with just a touch of black tea and mineral nuance. A fine texture, and a clean buttoned up finish make for a well balanced wine with ripe tannins and good acidity. And despite its ubiquity, Guigal's rendition still remains for me the most quintessential Cotes-du-Rhone.
Drink from 2014 to 2014
Price: $12.99 Add To Waiting List
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Jean-Louis Denois Pinot Noir Brut Rosé
Review Date: 08-20-2013
Jean-Louis Denois' latest release of this 100% pinot noir sparkling wine is his best ever. Delicate and dry, with just a hint of red berry nuance and pinot spice, it finishes dry, crisp and clean. It is my go to sparkling rosé.
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List

Jean-Louis Denois "Tradition" Brut Reserve
Review Date: 08-20-2013
As one of the first sparklers that we direct imported from the south of France, Jean-Louis Denois' Brut Tradition has gained quite a following over the past 10 years. Composed of 50% each Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and vinified in the traditional method aged 18 months on the lees, this super value sparkling wine can give many wines from Champagne a run for their money!
Price: $14.99 Add To Waiting List

Antech "Brut Nature" Blanquette de Limoux
Review Date: 08-20-2013
Bubble heads who really enjoy a brisk and crisp sparkler need look no further. Antech's Brut Nature sparkling wine is vinified with zero dosage, making it quite possibly the most precise and racy sparkling wine on our shelves. Try it with an assorted platter of fruit de mer, or as a very high quality sparkler for your next mimosa.
Price: $12.99 Add To Waiting List

2006 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Review Date: 05-20-2009
Domaine Charvin is one of my favorite producers in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Although it is never the most full-bodied, rough hewn or strident of the Rhone reds, it is, in my estimation, always one of the most beautiful and graceful examples from the appellation. The 2006 is no exception. Its dried floral, earth and blackberry tea nuances remind me of a fine Chateauneuf-du-Pape deeply inspired by the great red Burgundies to the north. Gorgeous.

Raspail "Grande Tradition" Clairette de Die
Review Date: 12-30-2008
This Clairette de Die is truly one of the most versatile sparklers that we have in the store. Just a touch of residual sugar imparts a delicate sweetness that make this the perfect wine to pair with salty appetizers like salumi or potato chips! It works great with spicier, more exotic fare like Indian curries and spicy Thai cuisine, too. An open bottle never seems to last longer than five minutes at dinner parties.
Price: $16.99 Add To Waiting List