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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • January 30: The Union Grand Crus Tasting of the 2012 Vintage - They are back! Taste over 80 different Chateaux as they present the 2012 vintage. Purchase 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.

  • November 22: Premium Burgundy Tasting in San Francisco Noon to 3 PM $40  - Join us in San Francisco on Saturday November 22nd, from Noon to 3 PM, for our annual Grand Burgundy Tasting. this year we are tentatively featuring the following wines., including 3 Grands Cru:
    2012 Domaine Champy Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru "En Caradeux"
    2012 Domaine Desertaux=Ferrand Meursault 1er "Boucheres"
    2011 Jacques Bavard Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Embrazees"
    2011 Domaine Jean Pascal Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Folatieres"
    2012 Domaine Champy Volnay 1er Cru "Taillepieds"
    2011 Domaine Chicotot Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru "Rue de Chaux"
    2011 Domaine Odoul-Coquard Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru "Les Baudes"
    2012 Domaine Champy Corton Grand Cru "Bressandes"
    2011 Domaine Odoul-Coquard Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
    2009 Domaine Faiveley Corton Grand Cru "Clos des Cortons Faivelely"
    2005 Domaine Moillard Vosne Romanee 1er Cru "Les Malconsorts"

    Line-up may be subject to change, but this will be a tasting not to be missed. Attendance is strictly limited and pre-purchase will secure you one of the scarce spots. Click Here to Pre-Purchase tickets in San Francisco 
  • November 22: Premium Burgundy Tasting in Hollywood 4:30 to 6:00 PM $40 - Join us in Hollywood on Saturday November 22nd, from 4:30 to 6:00 PM, for our annual Grand Burgundy Tasting. This year we are tentatively featuring the following wines., including 4 Grands Cru:
    2011 Domaine Delarche Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru "Les Vergelesses"
    2012 Domaine Champy Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru "En Caradeux"
    2011 Domaine Delarche Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
    2010 Domaine Louis Jadot Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
    2012 Domaine Michel Gros Chambolle Musigny
    2011 Domaine Odoul Coquard Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru "Les Baudes"
    2011 Domaine Delarche Corton Renardes Grand Cru
    2012 Domaine Champy Corton Bressandes Grand Cru
    2009 Domaine Faiveley Corton Grand Cru "Clos des Cortons Faiveley"
    2005 Domaine Moillard Vosne Romanee 1er Cru "Les Malconsorts"

    Line-up may be subject to change, but this will be a tasting not to miss! Attendance is strictly limited and pre-purchase will secure you one of the scarce spots. Click Here to pre-purchase tickets for the Hollywood Tasting 
  • November 22: Premium Burgundy Tasting - Redwood City 1 to 4 PM $40 - SOLD OUT! - Join us in Redwood City on Saturday November 22nd, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, for our annual Grand Burgundy Tasting. this year we are tentatively featuring the following wines., including 4 Grands Cru:
    2012 Domaine Champy Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru "En Caradeux"
    2012 Domaine Desertaux=Ferrand Meursault 1er "Boucheres"
    2011 Jacques Bavard Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Embrazees"
    2011 Domaine Jean Pascal Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Folatieres"
    2011 Vincent Girardin Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru "Quintessence"
    2012 Domaine Champy Volnay 1er Cru "Taillepieds"
    2011 Domaine Chicotot Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru "Rue de Chaux"
    2011 Domaine Odoul-Coquard Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru "Les Baudes"
    2012 Domaine Champy Corton Grand Cru "Bressandes"
    2011 Domaine Odoul-Coquard Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
    2009 Domaine Faiveley Corton Grand Cru "Clos des Cortons Faiveley"
    2005 Domaine Moillard Vosne Romanee 1er Cru "Les Malconsorts"

    Line-up may be subject to change, but this will be a tasting not to be missed. Attendance is strictly limited and pre-purchase will secure you one of the scarce spots. Click here to pre-purchase Redwood City Tickets 
  • November 29: Hot Holiday picks in all three stores!  - All three of our stores will feature wines from our Holiday newsletter. Great bargains, fantastic cellar selections and wines to give to your favorite relative or friend!   
  • December 6: Tasting Bar Closed for December Saturdays - The tasting bar is closed on Saturdays for the remainder of December. See you in 2015!   
  • December 6: Vintage 59 Champagne! San Francisco store. 12 noon to 3 p.m.  - One of our favorite importers, Vintage 59, will be in our SF store to feature the wonderful bubblies of Barnaut and Jacquesson. Brut, Blanc de Noir and brut Rose will be the styles featured. What better way to spend a Saturday?   

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • November 20: Italian tasting with Tanaro
     - We will be tasting:
    2013 La Ginestraia Riviera Ligure di Ponente Pigato
    2010 Bosco Agostino "La Serra"
    2010 Angelo Germano "Rué" Barolo
    2010 Angelo Germano "Mondoca di Bussia" Barolo
    2010 Brangero "Monvigliero" Barolo
      

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • November 20: Ancient Peaks Vineyards.  - This popular producer of cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, syrah blends and other varietals will be in our SF store to pour their latest delicious releases!   
  • November 27: Tasting bar (and store) CLOSED for Thanksgiving.  - We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!   
  • December 11: Ruinart Champagne!  - This world renowned Blanc de Blanc and Rose champagne producer will be gracing our SF store by pouring their latest releses. A great way to try bubbly for your holiday events and gift giving!   

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings


     Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

  • November 20: Thirsty Thursdays- Beer! 5pm- 6:30pm BAR CLOSED For Remainder of November 
  • November 27: Thirsty Thursdays- Beer! Thanksgiving! BAR (and store) CLOSED 
  • December 4: Thirsty Thursdays- Beer! Bar Closed for December - The tasting bar is closed on Thursdays for the remainder of December. See you in 2015!   

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings


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

  • November 21: Ancient Peaks Winery - Award-winning Ancient Peaks is a family-owned estate winery that produces wine from a single site, the Margarita Vineyard, which was first planted to vines by Franciscan missionaries in 1774. Situated in the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, the Margarita Vineyard is the most southerly site within the Paso Robles appellation, where it enjoys a cooler climate and longer growing season than its neighbors to the north. The climate factor, combined with the unique and varying soil types of ancient uplifted seabed result in the ability of Ancient Peaks to stand out in Paso as a producer of terroir-driven wines with great balance and finesse... not to mention excellent value across the board.

    2013 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Sauvignon Blanc $12.99
    2012 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Merlot $14.99
    2012 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Zinfandel $14.99
    2011 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon $14.99
    2013 Ancient Peaks/K&L Wine Merchants Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon $24.99

    Walk-in only. Line-up subject to change.
    Cost to taste is $5  
  • November 28: Bar Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday 
  • December 5: Tasting Bar Closed for December Fridays - The tasting bar is closed on Fridays for the remainder of December. See you in 2015!  

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:

  • Melissa Lavrinc Smith - In addition to being the Head Sommelier for K&L's Personal Sommelier service and working at K&L full time, she also conducts private and corporate wine, spirits, and cocktail events. As a classically trained chef, Melissa is known for putting on outstanding events focusing on food and wine pairings, as well as more formal wine and sake seminars. Contact Melissa at 650-556-2712 or email her at melissasmith@klwines.com
  • 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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