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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • October 18: Champagne Tent Event in Hollywood - Add some sparkle to your fall calendar with K&L Hollywood's Annual Champagne Tent Event. Join us on Saturday, October 18th from 4-7 p.m.as we present more than 50 different bubblies. A group of our favorite artisanal grower/producers will be flying in from France to present their wines exclusively to K&L guests. This is a rare opportunity to engage with the people that grow the grapes and make the wine and to learn more about their approach to Champagne. We will also have many of the big name producers on hand to present their selections. From the big houses we will have representatives from Louis Roederer, Billecart-Salmon, Laurent Perrier, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Krug, Perrier-Jouët, and more. Small bites will also be provided. This event will sell out. Purchase tickets now! Purchase here... 
  • October 19: Champagne Tent Event in San Francisco - Bubbles Galore! We are throwing our annual fall Champagne Tent Event on Sunday, October 19th at our San Francisco store from 2-5 p.m. A group of our favorite artisanal grower/producers will be flying in from France to present their wines exclusively to K&L guests. This is a rare opportunity to engage with the people that grow the grapes and make the wine and to learn more about their approach to Champagne. We will also have many of the big name producers on hand to present their selections. From the big houses we will have representatives from Louis Roederer, Billecart-Salmon, Laurent Perrier, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Krug, Perrier-Jouët, and more. More than 50 champagnes to taste. Small bites will also be provided. This event will benefit one of our favorite charities, the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. ALCF was founded in 2006 and is one of the largest patient-driven philanthropies driven to eradicate lung cancer through research, awareness, education, early detection and treatment. Please join us in supporting this amazing charity. Purchase now... 
  • 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 4: Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Cote Rotie in all three stores - This upscale tasting will feature the best and brightest from these two Northern and Southern Rhone appellations. A great way to start the month and to taste Rhones wines that are perfect for collectors and very special meals. The San Francisco and Hollywood tastings are $30, and the Redwood City tasting is $50.

    Redwood City:
    Please come join us for a spectacular tasting revolving around some of Rhone Valley's greatest wines and producers. The line-up is:
    2010 Guigal "Ex-Voto" Hermitage Blanc $299.99
    2012 Clos Saint Jean "Vieilles Vignes" Chateauneuf-du-Pape $49.99
    2010 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape $89.99
    2012 Janasse "Vieilles Vignes" Chateauneuf-du-Pape $109.99
    2012 Giraud "Grenaches de Pierre" Chateauneuf-du-Pape $49.99
    2011 Delas Freres "Les Bessards" Hermitage $179.99
    2012 Clos Saint Jean "Combe des Fous" Chateauneuf-du-Pape $139.99
    2012 Marcoux "Vieilles Vignes" Chateauneuf-du-Pape $169.99
    2012 Roger Sabon "Secret de Sabon" Chateauneuf-du-Pape $199.99
    2010 Guigal "EX-Voto" Hermitage Rouge $399.99

    Seating is limited. Pre-purchase tickets are required.
    Line-up subject to change.


    San Francisco will be pouring the following:
    2012 E. Guigal Condrieu $49.99
    2012 Domaine Giraud "Gallimardes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc $49.99
    2007 Bernard Levet "La Chavaroche" Côte-Rôtie 464.99
    2012 Cédric Parpette "Montmains" Côte-Rôtie 454.99
    2010 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas $34.99
    2012 Clos Saint Jean "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape 449.99
    2010 Domaine de Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape $41.99
    2012 Domaine de la Janasse "Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape $49.99
    2011 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape $99.99
    2012 Vincent Paris "Granit 60 Vieilles Vignes" Cornas $59.99

    In the Hollwood store, we will be pouring ($30):
    2013 Clos Saint-Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc $49.99
    2012 E. Guigal Condrieu $49.99
    2010 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas $34.99
    2012 Cédric Parpette "Montmains" Côte-Rôtie $54.99
    2011 Jean-Michel Stephan Côte-Rôtie $64.99
    2007 Ferraton Pere et Fils "Les Miaux" Hermitage $46.99
    2011 Alain Voge "Vieilles Vignes" Cornas $69.99
    2010 Domaine de Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape $41.99
    2012 Clos Saint Jean "Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf-du-Pape $49.99
    2011 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape $99.99
     Purchase Redwood City Tickets  
  • October 11: Wines of Napa in all three stores.  - The reds and whites of the world-renowned Napa Valley will be featured in all three of our stores. A great opportunity to taste new releases and old favorites!   
  • October 18: Tasting bars CLOSED in all three stores - Champagne Tent Event weekend!  - Our in-store tasting bars will be closed prepare for (and have!) our annual Champagne Tent Events! Hollywood will host on Saturday, the 18th and San Francisco will host on Sunday, the 19th. Do not wait to purchase tickets! These tastings sell out every year! See our "Special Events" section for more information and ticket purchase.   
  • October 25: Grand Bordeaux Tastings in all three stores-$50.00 - Our annual Grand Bordeaux tastings will be features in all three stores. The creme de la creme from the famous Bordeaux region will be featured. Limited attendence. Pre-purchase tickets required. Tasting list and tickets coming soon!   

Wednesday Evening Spirits Tasting

  • October 1: REDWOOD CITY: Venus Spirits - Join us for a free tasting from 5pm-6:30pm with Sean Venus of Venus Spirits- he will be pouring his locally inspired Gin and Agave Spirit (Aka California Tequila). FREE!  

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • October 2: Siduri 
  • October 9: Half Pint Ciders 
  • October 22: Ramey 
  • October 23: Ch l'Avocat 

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • October 2: Big Basin Vineyards.  - This fantastic Syrah and Pinot Noir producer will be in our SF store to pour their latest releases.   
  • October 9: Te Whare Ra Vineyards of New Zealand.  - One of our favorite NZ vineyards will be making a very special appearance in our SF store to present their latest red and white releases.   
  • October 16: Ciarcelli Sparkling wines.  - This new (for us) sparkling wine house will be in our SF store pouring their current lineup.   
  • October 23: Tasting Bar-Closed-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 2: Thirsty Thursdays Beer- Canadian Beers! - Hockey is back so let's taste some Canadian beers! Honestly, the hockey excuse aside, we have really been looking forward to pouring these amazing beers for quite some time now:
    Le Trou du Diable "Saison du Tracteur" Farmhouse Ale
    Le Trou du Diable "Dulcis Succubus" Wine Barrel Aged Saison
    Trois Mousquetaires "Kellerbier" Franconian Unfiltered Pilsner
    Trois Mousquetaires Doppelbock
    Trois Mousquetaires Grande Cuvee Porter Baltique
    Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! "Péché Mortél" Imperial Coffee Stout

    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:

  • October 3: Ruinart Champagne - Join us for Champagne Friday with the oldest house in Champagne!

    Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne $64.99
    Ruinart Brut Rosé Champagne $72.99
    2004 Ruinart "Dom Ruinart" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne $124.99
    2002 Ruinart "Dom Ruinart" Brut Rosé Champagne $299.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
    Cost to taste is $10  
  • October 10: Te Whare Ra (TWR) New Zealand - Anna Flowerday, co-owner and winemaker at Te Whare Ra in New Zealand, is coming to the US to meet you all!  
  • October 17: Spain 
  • October 24: Patz & Hall 
  • October 31: TBD 
  • November 7: New Zealand 
  • November 14: Spain 
  • November 21: Ancient Peaks Winery 
  • November 28: Bar Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday 

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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