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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • May 16: James Suckling Presents Bordeaux Confidential - Join K&L Wine Merchants and James Suckling as we highlight the exceptional wines of Bordeaux! Purchase tickets here... 

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.

  • April 4: Wines of the Loire Valley.  - These increasingly popular region will be featured in all three of our tasting bars today. These wines are super food friendly, extra verastile and simply delicious!   
  • April 11: Wines of Italy in all three stores.  - After a very successful buying trip to Italy in late February, our buyers and staff for wines of Italy will have new arrivals and plenty of information about upcoming releases for you. A great opportunity to see what is new and hot!   
  • April 18: Champagne in all three stores!  - Spring is officially here! Come in and celebrate with Champagne! We will feature Grand Marque houses as well as some of our favorite (and new) small-estate releases.   
  • April 25: Bordeaux in all three stores.  - Our monthly Bordeaux tasting will feature newly released 2011 vintage as well a an older vintage or two. Ten selections will be featured. $20.00   

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • April 16: Sherry tasting 
  • April 30: Heidsieck Tasting 
  • May 14: Apertif tasting with DOG 

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • April 9: Flowers Vineyards.  - Flowers Vineyards will be in our SF store to highlight their hugely popular Pinot Noir and other varietals and blends.   
  • April 23: Philip Togni Vineyards.  - This world-renowned Spring Mountain proudcer will make a rare appearance in our SF store to feature Philip Togni and Tanbark label wines.   
  • May 7: Domaine Begude.  - A representative from this customer and staff favorite from the Languedoc region will be here to feature their latest releases. A great opportunity to try some affordable and top notch wines from this region.   
  • May 14: Fort Ross Vineyards.  - This popular vineyard will feature their latest releases of their excellent pinot noir's and chardonnay's.   

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings


     Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

  • April 2: Thirsty Thursdays! New Zealand Beer! - Decided to shake it up a bit and go for the Southern Hemi and pour some New Zealand brews!

    Yeastie Boys "Digital" IPA
    8 Wired "Re-Wired" Hoppy Brown Ale
    8 Wired "C-4" Double Coffee Brown Ale
    8 Wired "iStout" Russian Imperial Stout
    8 Wired "Mighty Imperial" American Strong Ale
    8 Wired "Chardonnay" Barrel Aged Saison w/ Brett

    As usual, 6 beers for 5 bucks.
    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.   

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings


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

  • April 3: Textbook - Come out and meet Jonathan Pey and taste wines from three of his labels- Textbook, Pey-Marin and Spicerack!

    2013 Pey-Marin "The Forager" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay $17.99
    2013 Pey-Marin "The Forager" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir $19.99
    2013 Textbook Napa Valley Chardonnay $18.99
    2012 Textbook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $19.99
    2012 Textbook "Mise en Place" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon $64.99
    2012 Spicerack "Punchdown" Sonoma Coast Syrah $18.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
    Cost to taste is $5  
  • April 10: Ridge Vineyards 
  • April 17: Flowers Winery 
  • April 24: Champagne Friday #3 with Champagne Buyer Gary Westby 
  • May 1: Thomas Fogarty 

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:

  • 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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