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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • September 27: Billecart-Salmon's Bicentennial Celebration Dinner at Otium Los Angeles 7pm $255 - Please join us for dinner with Antoine Roland-Billecart, sixth generation family member of this celebrated Champagne House, as we toast Billecart-Salmon's 200-year anniversary.

    4 courses, 5 wines!

    Featuring:
    Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve
    Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut
    2006 Billecart-Salmon “Cuvée Louis” Blanc de Blancs
    2006 Billecart-Salmon "Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart" NFB Brut
    Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé

    Otium Restaurant is located at 222 S Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Purchase tickets here!
  • September 30: The Great Wines of the Andes Presented by James Suckling in San Francisco - Use special K&L code (KL1810) to receive 10% off this great event. Discover the fabulous terroirs of the Andes where the wine scene is becoming on of the world's most exciting! This event is presented by James Suckling. For all event-related enquiries contact eventsus@jamessuckling.com. Purchase tickets here... Purchase Now!
  • October 5: Winemaker Dinner with Brian Talley of California's Talley Vineyards at Barbrix, Los Angeles 7:00pm $85 - Meet and Dine with Brian Talley of California's Talley Vineyards

    There's still time to get your tickets to our farm-to-table extravaganza!

    Join us for an intimate look at the wines of Talley Vineyards. Winemaker Brian Talley will be there to guide you through his wines paired with passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by a three course meal of inspired dishes, featuring Dungeness crab agnolotti, grilled New York steak, and Point Reyes original blue cheese for dessert. Plus, produce will be sourced from Talley farms! Join us for the ultimate farm-to-table experience, elevated with incredible handcrafted wines.

    Price is all-inclusive for 4 courses, 6 wines.

    Featuring:
    2016 Talley / K&L Wine Merchants Edna Valley Chardonnay
    2016 Oliver's Vineyard Chardonnay
    2008 Oliver's Vineyard Chardonnay
    2016 Rincon Vineyard Pinot Noir
    2009 Rincon Vineyard Pinot Noir
    2014 Bishop's Peak Elevation

    Barbrix is located at 2442 Hyperion Street, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Tickets are live!
  • October 11: Cristal Vertical Dinner at République Los Angeles 7:00pm - SOLD OUT. - Join us for a very special evening featuring of one of the most prestigious and sought-after Champagnes in the world. Taste through five vintages: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2008 and 2009, paired with a five-course menu designed by Chef Walter Manzke of République.

    République is located at 624 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
  • October 27: Hollywood Champagne Tent Event - Join us in Hollywood for our yearly champagne event! Buy tickets here...
  • October 28: San Francisco Champagne Tent Event - It's fall and time to taste all of the bubblies in preparation for the holiday season! 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 - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • September 29: Exploring California's Central Coast - $20 - Our domestic team is back from their buy trip and are thrilled to bring you these newly discovered Central Coast gems! Please join us this Saturday for the following lineup:

    2017 Aequorea "Spanish Springs Vineyard" San Luis Obispo County Viognier $29.95
    2015 Ann Albert Wines "Zotovich Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay $34.95
    2015 Tyler "Bien Nacido Vineyard - W Block" Santa Maria Chardonnay $49.95
    2016 Adelaida "HMR Estate Vineyard" Adelaida District Chardonnay $34.95
    2016 El Lugar "Rincon Vineyard" Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir $39.99
    2015 Deovlet "Sanford & Benedict Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir $54.95
    2016 Levo Wines "Right to Bear Flowxrs" Santa Barbara County Grenache $39.95
    2014 Rusack "Estate" Ballard Canyon Syrah $29.95
    2013 Jonata "Todos" Central Coast Red Blend $49.95
    2016 Brander "Reserve" Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $39.95

    In Hollywood, we will be pouring:
    CALIFORNIA – THE NEW WAVE…

    2016 Tatomer “Meeresboden” SBC Gruner Veltliner $24.99
    2017 Massican “Annia” Napa Valley $33.99
    2017 Field Recordings “Skins” Central Coast $19.99
    2017 Amplify Wines “Camp 4 Vineyard” Santa Ynez Valley Carignane $21.99
    2016 Vinca Minor Mendocino County Carignane $26.99
    2015 Ser Winery “John Smith Vineyard” San Benito Country Graciano $24.99
    2016 A Tribute to Grace Santa Barbara Country Grenache $24.99
    2017 Idlewild “The Bird-Flora & Fauna” Mendocino Red $21.99
    2014 Inizi Napa Valley Charbono $29.99
    2014 White Hart “Vasthounded” Monterey County Tannat/Dornfelder $34.99

    Walk in only. Lineup subject to change.
  • October 6: Los Angeles Grand Bordeaux Tasting - Join us as we taste some of our favorite Bordeaux wines... Buy now...
  • October 6: San Francisco Grand Bordeaux Tasting - Join us as we taste some of our favorite Bordeaux wines.... Purchase here...
  • October 6: Redwood City Grand Bordeaux Tasting - Join us as we taste some of our favorite Bordeaux wines... Purchase Here...

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


     Hollywood - Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00pm - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • September 27: Wines of Slovenia - Slovenian wine may have names that seem difficult, but the flavors are as approachable as they come. Don't miss this easygoing adventure - you're sure to discover your next favorite crowd pleaser. Correct pronunciation optional.

    2014 Kabaj Rebula Slovenia $21.99
    2014 Kabaj "Sivi" Pinot Gris Slovenia $21.99
    2016 Zaro Malvazija Istarska Slovenia $23.99
    2011 Kabaj "Luisa" Slovenia $25.99

    Lineup subject to change. Walk in only. Last ticket sold at 7:00pm; tasting ends promptly at 7:30pm.
  • October 4: Peake Ranch Tasting $5 - Peake Ranch owns two properties in Sta Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County (John Sebastiano Vineyard and Peake Ranch), and one property in Santa Maria Valley (Sierra Madre Vineyard) totaling about 2,000 acres. Many highly regarded wine producers source grapes from them including: Kosta Brown, Brewer Clifton, Dragonette, Paul Lato, Siduri, Ken Brown, and many others.

    Come taste through domestic greatness!
  • October 11: Provençal Rosé
  • October 18: Sparkling Wines of Jean-Louis Denois $5 - Poured by his son, Charles!
  • October 25: Champagne Thursdays: Laurent-Perrier Rosé - $5! - As a kick off to our Annual Champagne Tent Event, we will be pouring Laurent-Perrier's legendary Cuvée Rosé!

    Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes from a total of ten 100%-rated grand cru villages, this Champagne gets its glorious pink color and rounded red fruit flavors from a process known as "saigneé," in which the skins of the grapes are left in contact with the juice for three days. Laurent-Perrier's Cuvée Rosé not only makes a delicious apéritif, but is also a good match for a variety of different dishes. And you get to try it!
  • January 17: Portuguese Wines - New arrivals from Cohen Siderow Wine Imports, paired with authentic snacks straight from Portugal!

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


     San Francisco Store - Thursdays from 5 to 6:30pm - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • September 27: A Tasting with Fess Parker Winery & Epiphany Cellars - $5
  • October 4: A Tasting with Liquid Farm - $5
  • October 11: A Tasting with Resolute, Aerena and Blackbird Vineyards - $5
  • October 18: A Port Tasting with Fonseca and Taylor Fladgate - $5
  • October 25: Talley Vineyards - $5 - Estate Bottled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from California's South Central Coast.
  • November 8: A Tasting with Tyler Winery - $5

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings


     Redwood City - Thursday Night Beer Tastings from 5-6:30pm - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • September 27: Crooked Stave $5 - We’re taking a dive into the sour beer world this week! Join our new beer buyer Stephanie for a stacked lineup from Crooked Stave of Colorado. The following will be poured:

    Crooked Stave "Hop Savant" 100% Brettanoymces Pale Ale, Colorado (375ml) $4.99
    Crooked Stave "Biere de Garde" Ale Fermented in Oak, Colorado (375ml) $7.99
    Crooked Stave "Surette Reserva - Blueberry" Provision Sour Ale aged in Oak Barrels w/ Blueberries, Colorado (750ml) $21.99
    Crooked Stave "Surette Reserva - Raspberry" Provision Sour Ale aged in Oak Barrels w/ Raspberry, Colorado (750ml) $21.99
    Crooked Stave "Mama Bear's Sour Cherry Pie" Burgundy Sour Ale aged in Oak Barrels w/ Montmorency Cherries, Colorado (750ml) $25.99
    Crooked Stave "L'Brett d'Apricot" Golden Sour Ale aged in Oak Barrels w/ Apricot, Colorado (750ml) $21.99
    Crooked Stave "Serenata Notturna - Blueberry" Belgian-Style Golden Sour aged in Oak Barrels w/ Blueberries, Colorado (750ml) $21.99

    Walk in only. Lineup subject to change.

San Francisco Friday Night Tastings


     San Francisco - Friday Night Tastings from 5-6:30pm - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • September 28: Champagne Friday with Veuve Clicquot! $10.00 - It's Champagne Friday in San Francisco and Champagne Veuve Clicquot will be in house to pour a selections of their Brut's, Rose's, and vintage champagnes! It isn't wise to miss a tasting with the world's most well known Champagne house!
  • November 2: Fort Ross Vineyards - $5

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings


     Redwood City Store - Fridays from 5 to 6:30pm - No Person Under 21 Permitted in Tasting Bar.

  • September 28: Champagne Friday: The Western Frontier $10 - Come and taste the rarely imported Champagnes of Charly-sur-Marne! All of these Champagnes are from the Western edge of the region, the part closest to Paris. This unique area is cooler than most of Champagne, and has its own special signature! Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer will be pouring.

    Jean de La Fontaine "L'Éloquente" Brut Champagne $29.99
    Jean de La Fontaine "La Flatteuse" Brut Rosé Champagne $34.99
    Baron-Fuenté "Esprit" Brut Champagne $34.99
    2008 Fallet-Dart Vintage Extra Brut Champagne $39.99
    2008 Fallet-Dart Vintage Brut Champagne $39.99

    Walk in only. Lineup subject to change.

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.

There's a web site out there listing local wine events in your neighborhood, whether you live in the SF Bay Area, the east coast, or somewhere in between. Now they're even listing international events! Visit localwineevents.asp for more information.