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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 1: Premium wines of Burgundy in all three stores-Limited Availability-$50.00
    Come explore the intriguing 2012 vintage as we taste Premier and Grand Cru expressions from some of Burgundy's finest producers. A difficult vintage in the vineyards, featuring hail across the region, has turned to gold in the cellars. Expect complex and structured whites from the Côte de Beaune and surprisingly approachable reds coming from both Côte de Nuit and the hill of Corton. Despite the difficulty in terms of yields, most agree that 2012 has turned out to be a solid vintage and we’re featuring some of the regions VERY best. Don’t wait to get your ticket, space is very limited.

    The Hollywood store will pour:
    2012 Domaine Pierre Matrot MeursaultMeursault - $49.99
    2012 Domaine Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Clos de la Maltroie" - $89.99
    2012 Domaine Alain Chavy Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Folatieres" - $84.99
    2012 Domaine Marius Delarche Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru - $89.95
    2012 Blain-Gagnard Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru - $249.99
    2012 Marchand-Tawse Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru "Les Suchots" - $134.99
    2012 Domaine Georges Roumier Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru "Clos de la Bussiere" - $199
    2012 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Corton Grand Cru "Perrieres" - $279.99
    2012 Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur Clos Vougeot Grand Cru "Musigni" - $169
    2012 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Champeaux" - $249

    In Redwood City, we will pour:

    2012 Domaine Pierre Marot Meursault 1er Cru “Perrieres” $99.99
    2012 Domaine Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet $59.99
    2012 Domaine Bruno Colin Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “La Truffliere” $129.99
    2012 Domaine Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru - $169.95
    2012 Domaine Blain-Gagnard Criots-Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru $249.99
    2012 Domaine Georges Roumier Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru “Clos de la Bussiere” $199.00
    2012 Lucien le Moine Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Suchots” $184.99
    2012 Domaine Arlaud Père & Fils Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru $169.99
    2012 Domaine Francois Lamarche Clos Vougeot Grand Cru $159.99
    2012 Domaine Gros Frere & Soeur Echezeaux Grand Cru $165.00

    Tickets are limited and MUST be purchased in advance. Check in at front counter upon arrival with a valid ID. Line up subject to change based on availability. http://klwines.com/Products/r?r=4294956942%2B4294956784&o=0&z=False
  • August 8: California New Arrivals. - Our stores will feature new releases from California, inclusive of well-known wineries and small-estate vineyards.
  • August 15: Bordeaux! - All three stores will pour Red and white Bordeaux, primarily red and one Sauternes. The focus will be upon the 2012 vintage with some older vintages, as well.
  • August 22: TBD. - OK, we have narrowed this tasting down to either Alsace or the Loire Valley, Greece, Georgia, Bulgaria, Hungary or Lebanon. Perhaps all! We will post the finalized lineup in the near future.
  • August 29: Wines of Chile and Argentina. - All three stores will finish the summer by pouring wines from these two popular South American countries. Both reds and whites will be features. Yes, we will have a malbec or two, but, they will not dominate this tasting! We promise.

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings

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

  • August 13: Bordeaux Tasting with Helene Garcin - 5:30-7:00pm - only $5!
    Come and taste a few Bordeaux wines with Helene Garcine, proprietor of Château Haut-Bergey, Clos l’Eglise, Château Barde-Haut, Château Poesia, Château Branon and Bodega Poesia.
    We will be tasting:
    2013 Haut-Bergey Blanc, Pessac-Léognan - $34.99
    1998 Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Léognan - $24.99
    2004 Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Léognan - $29.99
    2010 Barde Haut, St Emilion - $34.99
    2010 Haut-Bergey, Pessac-Léognan - $34.99

    Tickets sold in advance. Limited availability.
    Purchase tickets here...

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings

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

  • July 30: Chronic Cellars. - This boutique producer will be in our SF store to feature sparkling wine and domestic Rhone blends. A great way to taste some hand-crafted, meticulously produced, small production wines.

    Wines featured will be:
    NV Chronic "Spritz and Giggles" North Coast Sparkling Wine
    2013 Chronic "Sofa King Bueno" Paso Robles Rhône Blend
    2013 Chronic "Suite Petite" California Petite Sirah-Syrah
  • August 6: Champagne Drappier with Charline Drappier! $10.00 - Our SF store will be having a tasting of the latest releases of NV and vintage champagne from this first-class Aube producer. Charline Drappie,r of the Drappier family, will be our gracious host. This is a tasting that Champagne lovers should not miss!

    We will be pouring:
    Drappier Carte d'Or Brut Champagne $39.99
    Drappier Charles de Gaulle Brut Champagne $69.99
    2006 Drappier "Grande Sendrée" Brut Champagne $99
    Drappier Rose Brut Champagne $54.99
  • August 13: Banshee Vineyards. - Banshee is one of our most popular vineyards and they will be featuring their latest releases of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir. This is a great opportunity to try their high-quality and extremely popular wines!
  • August 27: Amici and Olema Vineyards. - A very special treat with a tag team tasting of Amici and Olema vineyards. New releases of cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir and chardonnay will be featured from each vineyard.

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

     Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

  • July 30: Thirsty Thursdays

  • August 6: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted the week of the tasting. Stay tuned!
  • August 13: 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:

  • July 31: Champagne Friday #6 with Gary Westby & Felix Ghoul - Join us this Friday for another fabulous Champagne lineup with Gary Westby and special guest Felix Ghoul from Champagne Canard-Duchenne and Thienot! We will pour the following:

    Canard-Duchêne "Authentic" Brut Champagne $29.99
    Canard-Duchêne "Charles VII" Brut Champagne $49.99
    Canard-Duchene "Authentic" Brut Rosé Champagne $39.99
    Thienot Brut Champagne $39.99
    2005 Thienot Brut Champagne $69.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $10 to taste.
  • August 7: Champagne Drappier with Charlene Drappier. $10.00 - Join us this Friday for a special event Champagne Tasting! This Friday we are joined by Charlene Drappier, 7th generation Champagne producer for a special tasting of the Drappier wines. We will pour:

    Drappier Carte d'Or Brut Champagne $39.99
    Drappier Charles de Gaulle Brut Champagne $69.99
    2006 Drappier "Grande Sendrée" Brut Champagne $99
    Drappier Rose Brut Champagne $54.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $10 to taste.
  • August 14: Poseidon & Obsidian Ridge

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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