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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • October 24: Ch. L'Avocat in San Francisco from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  - A very special tasting with Ch. L'Avocat vineyards and winemakers Sean and Nicola Allison.   

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.

  • October 25: Grand Bordeaux Tasting in Redwood City - Please join us for a tremendous tasting of older and current vintages of some of Bordeaux's top estates! There are a limited amount of tickets for pre-purchase and this event will sell as it has in past years.

    Ralph Sands and Alex Pross will be joined by Nicola from Chateau Avocat direct from Bordeaux to pour:

    2011 d'Yquem "Y Blanc" Bordeaux Blanc $169.99
    1990 Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc $139.99
    1990 Palmer, Margaux $499
    1995 Montrose, St-Estèphe $199.99
    2000 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac $239.99
    2005 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac $199.99
    2009 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien $139.99
    2010 Canon-La-Gaffelière, St-Emilion $139.99
    2010 Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan $229.99
    2010 Lynch-Bages, Pauillac $189.99
    2010 Rieussec, Sauternes $74.99

    Line-up is subject to change depending on availability.
    Tickets are $65 per person- no shared tastings, no exceptions.
     Purchase Here... 
  • October 25: Grand Bordeaux Tasting in Hollywood - Please join us for a tremendous tasting of older and current vintages of some of Bordeaux's top estates! There are a limited amount of tickets for pre-purchase and this event will sell as it has in past years.

    2011 Château d'Yquem "Y" $169.99
    1990 Château Sociando Mallet $139.99
    1990 Château Palmer Margaux $399.99
    1995 Château Montrose $199.99
    2005 Château Pontet Canet $199.99
    2009 Château Leoville Barton $139.99
    2010 Canon La Gaffeliere $139.99
    2010 Château Pape Clement $229.99
    2010 Château Lynch Bages $189.99
    2010 Château Rieussec $74.99

    Line-up is subject to change depending on availability.
    Tickets are $55 per person- no shared tastings, no exceptions.
     Purchase Here.... 
  • October 25: Grand Bordeaux Tasting in San Francisco-$65.00 - Please join us for a tremendous tasting of older and current vintages of some of Bordeaux's top estates! There are a limited amount of tickets for pre-purchase and this event will sell as it has in past years. The line-up that we will be pouring is:
    2011 d'Yquem "Y" Blanc-$169.99
    1990 Sociando Mallet Haut Medoc-$139.99
    1990 Palmer Margaux-$399.99
    1995 Montrose St. Estephe-4199.99
    2000 Pichon Lalande Pauillac-$239.99
    2005 Pontet Canet Pauillac-$199.99
    2009 Leoville Barton St. Julien-$139.99
    2010 Canon La Gaffeliere St. Emilion-$139.99
    2010 Pape Clement Pessac Leognan-$229.99
    2010 Lynch Bages Pauillac-$189.99
    2010 Rieussec Sauternes-$74.99 Purchase here... 
  • November 1: Grand Domestic Tasting in Hollywood. $50.00
     - Please join us for a tremendous tasting of some of California's top Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux Blends! There are a limited amount of tickets for pre-purchase and this event will sell as it has in past years.
     Purchase your tickets here: 
  • November 1: Grand California Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting in Redwood City - Don't miss this once a year tasting! Please join us on Saturday November 1st from 1-4pm when we will be tasting a lineup of California Cabernet Sauvignons from 2011 & 2012.

    2011 Dominus $139.99
    2011 Opus One $229
    2011 Joseph Phelps Insignia $179.99
    2011 Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon $139.99
    2011 Araujo "Eisele Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon $495
    2012 Far Niente Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon $119
    2012 Lewis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $79.99
    2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon $54.99
    2012 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon $59.99

    Line-up is subject to change & tickets are limited.
    The cost is $50 per person. Pre-purchase required. No shared tastings, no exceptions.
     Redwood City Tickets Available Here... 
  • November 8: Grand Champagne Tasting in all three stores. $50.00 - All three stores will have our annual Grand Champagne tasting. The best bubbles on the market will be featured. Attendence is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.   
  • November 15: Wines of the Loire valley in all three stores!  - This is a great opportunity to taste the delicious reds and whites of the Loire valley and to get a start on your Thanksgiving wine shopping! The wines of the Loire valley are perfect for your holiday feasts and versatile enough to brighten every meal!   
  • November 22: Premium wines of Burgundy in all three stores. - Our buyer, Keith Wollenberg, will pick his high-end favorites to brighten the end of November. This will be a limited attendence event with pre-purchase tickets only. Details coming soon!   
  • 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!   

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • October 22: Wednesday Night tasting with Ramey Wine Cellars 
  • October 23: Ch l'Avocat 
  • October 30: Brewer-Clifton Tasting 
  • November 13: Palmina Tasting 

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • October 23: Special Tasting with Ch. L'Avocat on Friday, 24 October.  
  • October 30: Franz Gojer wines.  
  • November 6: Rombauer Vineyards!  - This hugely popular winery will be in our SF store to feature their famous chardonnay, zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon and others.   
  • November 13: Bodkin Winery.  - This unique producer of sauvignon blanc and sparkling wine will be in our SF store to feature these wonderful and well-reviewed wines. Don't miss out on this tasting!   
  • 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

  • October 23: Thirsty Thursdays! Beer from Around the Globe! - Please join us this week as we taste some favorites from around the world:

    Fyne Ales "Jarl" Hoppy Blonde Session Ale, Scotland 330ml $6.99
    Brasserie De La Senne "Wadesda #4" Hoppy Belgian Blonde, Belgium 330ml $5.49
    Brasserie De La Senne/ Le Trou du Diable "Schieve Tabarnak" Hoppy Belgian Ale, Belgium 330ml $5.49
    Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes "La Douze" Pale Ale Brewed With Fleur du Sel, Switzerland 330ml $7.99
    Ca L'Arenys "Guineu No Sucks" Wild Ale, Spain 330ml $6.49
    Brasserie à Vapeur "Cochonnette" Saison Ale, Belgium 11.2oz $4.99

    As usual, 6 beers for 5 bucks.
    Walk in only. Lineup subject to change.   
  • October 30: Thirsty Thursdays! - Tasting cancelled this week- it's inventory time! See you next Thursday!  
  • October 30: Thirsty Thursdays- Beer! - Lineup posted the week of- stay tuned!  
  • November 6: Thirsty Thursdays- Beer! - Lineup posted the week of- stay tuned!  
  • November 13: Thirsty Thursdays- Beer! - Lineup posted the week of- stay tuned!  
  • November 20: Thirsty Thursdays- Beer! - Lineup posted the week of- stay tuned!  
  • 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:

  • October 24: Patz & Hall - 2013 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Chardonnay $34.99
    2012 Patz & Hall "Dutton Ranch" Russian River Valley Chardonnay $34.99
    2012 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir $37.99
    2012 Patz & Hall "Jenkins Ranch Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir $54.99
    2012 Patz & Hall "Chenowith Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir $54.99

    Walk in only. Lineup subject to change.
    Cost to taste is $5  
  • October 31: Bar Closed- Happy Halloween! - See you next Friday! Happy Haunting!  
  • November 7: New Zealand 
  • November 14: Spain 
  • November 21: Ancient Peaks Winery 
  • 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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