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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 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!
    We will feature the following wines in San Francisco:
    2013 Foucher-Lebrun "Petit le Mont" Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley-$11.99
    NV Michel Loriot "Authentic" Brut Champagne-$29.99
    2011 Domaine Jean Pascal & Fils Bourgogne Blanc "Les Riaux"-419.99
    2013 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand-$26.99
    2013 Bethel Heights/K&L Wine Merchants Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir-$24.99
    2013 Brewer-Clifton/K&L Wine Merchants "B-C. Kessler-Haak Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir-$39.99
    2012 Erik Banti "Carato" Toscana-$7.99
    2009 Bodegas Muga "Seleccion Especial" Reserva Rioja-$39.99
    1997 Ch. Potensac, Medoc-$26.99
    2012 Domaine Bila Haut "Occultm Lapidem" Cotes du Roussillon Villages-$26.99

    In Redwood City, from 1-4pm we will be pouring the following wines for $20 per person:
    NV Michel Loriot "Authentic" Brut Champagne (previously Cuvee Reserve) $29.99
    2013 Foucher-Lebrun "Petit le Mont" Sauvignon Blanc $11.99
    2011 Domaine Jean Pascal & Fils Bourgogne Blanc "Les Riaux" $19.99
    2013 Talley/K&L Wine Merchants Edna Valley Chardonnay $24.99
    2012 Erik Banti "Carato" Toscana $7.99
    2013 Bethel Heights/K&L Wine Merchants Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir $24.99
    2013 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Pinot Noir Marlborough $26.99
    2009 Bodegas Muga "Selección Especial" Reserva Rioja $39.99
    2012 Domaine de Bila Haut "Occultum Lapidem" Côtes du Roussillon-Villages $26.99
    1997 Potensac, Médoc $26.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
    Cost to taste is $20  
  • 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?   

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings

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

  • 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 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 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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