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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.

  • August 2: "Blind" International Pinot Noirs in all three stores.  - All three of our stores will feature a "blind" tasting of Pinot Noir from around the world. Come in and test your palate!   
  • August 9: Rhone and French Regional wines! - All three stores will feature wines from the latest newsletter!  
  • August 16: Bordeaux in all three stores.  - Yes, you know that it is mid-month when you see Bordeaux! This month, we will focus upon affordable Bordeaux. Yes, they are out there!   
  • August 23: Wines of the Commonwelath in all three stores.  - All three stores will feature wines from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.   
  • August 30: Burgundy in all three stores.  - All three stores will end the long summer with a tasting of our newest arrivals of red and white Burgundies chosen by buyer Keith Wollenberg.   

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • August 7: Foxen with Jenny Dore 
  • August 21: Failla with Ehren Jordan 
  • September 4: Pali Wine Co. 
  • September 11: Chappellet with Amy Chappellet 
  • September 18: Ancient Peaks Winery 
  • October 2: Siduri 
  • October 22: Ramey 

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • July 31: Pali Wine Company.  - Pali Wine Company vineyards will be in our SF store to pour their latest releases of red and white wines.   
  • August 7: Vintage 59 Imports-Wines of Champagne and the Loire Valley.  - Vintage 59 Imports will be in the SF store to feature Champagne and wines of the Loire Valley that they import into the US. Small estate vineayrds=high quality!   
  • August 14: Bethel Heights Vineyards. - This outstanding Oregon producer will be in our SF store to pour their latest releases.   
  • August 21: Oliver McCrum Wines-Wines of Italy.  - The venerable Oliver McCrum wines will be in our store to feature their latest releases of wines from Italy. A bit of red, a bit of white and a whole lot of fun! Just say "allo, Ollie"!   
  • August 28: Nest and Maimai Vineyards of New Zeland.  - These two awesome New Zealand vineyards will be pouring their latest selections in our San Francisco store.   
  • September 4: Cain Vineyards.  - This renowned and historical winery will be in our SF store to pour their latest release Bordeaux blends.   
  • September 11: Devoto Ciders.  - This boutique cider producer will be in our SF store to pour an array of ciders, which are taking NorCal by storm. Don't miss the boat! Come in and find out what all the fuss is about.   
  • September 25: Vintage 59 imports-Wines of Burgundy.  - Vintage 59 imports will be in our SF store to feature newly arrived red and white Burgundies that they import into the US.   

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings


     Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

  • July 31: Thirsty Thursdays! - Lineup posted the week of the tasting. Stay tuned!  
  • August 7: Thirsty Thursdays! - Lineup posted the week of the tasting. Stay tuned!  
  • August 14: Thirsty Thursdays! - Lineup posted the week of the tasting. Stay tuned!  
  • August 21: Thirsty Thursdays! - Lineup posted the week of the tasting. Stay tuned!  
  • August 28: 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:

  • August 1: South African Wines 
  • August 8: Kenneth Volk 
  • August 15: Bethel Heights- Oregon! - Join Ben Casteel of Bethel Heights in Oregon!  
  • August 22: Wines of Spain 
  • August 29: Talley Vineyards with winemaker David Block! 

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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