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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • February 9: Burgundy Tasting at the Clift Hotel - Join K&L Wine Merchants and Frederick Wildman for a special opportunity to taste some amazing burgundies. We will feature the following properties: Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils, Stéphane Aviron, Chateau Fuisse and Vincent Selections, Olvier Leflaive, Domaine Labruyère, Domaine Faiveley and Billaud-Simon. Over 40 wines poured. We will sell out, so purchase tickets now!No tickets will be mailed. Once purchased, your name will be added to a guest list. For a complete list of wines, please email kerri@klwines.com. Purchase here...
  • February 25: Great Wines of Italy with James Suckling - Join K&L Wine Merchants and James Suckling for the Great Wines of Italy at the Petersen Auto Museum in Los Angeles. Event starts at 7pm and ends at 9pm. Participating wineries include: Poderi Aldo Conterno, Allegrini, Poggio Antico, Antinori, Argentiera, Argiano, I Balzini, Banfi, Bellavista, Bibi Graetz, Biondi-Santi, Giacomo Borgogno & Figli, Il Borro, Castello di Bossi, Brancaia, Agricola Brandini, Bruno Giacosa, Caiarossa, Camigliano, Caparzo, Casale del Giglio, Casanova di Neri, Castiglion del Bosco, Cava D'Onice, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, ColleMassari, Grattamacco, Poggio di Sotto, Contratto, Cordero di Montezemolo, Cusumano, Damilano, Maria Caterina Dei, Donnafugata, Empson Selections, Enrico Serafino, Feudo Maccari, Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute, Fontanafredda, Castello di Fonterutoli (Mazzei), Fontodi, Franz Haas, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, Fuligni, Gagliole, Poderi Gianni Gagliardo, Jermann, La Mannella, La Rasina, La Spinetta, Fattoria La Torre, Fattoria La Valentina, Lamole di Lamole, Fattoria Le Pupille, Azienda Agricola Leuta, Livio Felluga, Loredan Gasparini Venegazzu, Luce della Vite, Fattoria di Magliano, Masciarelli, Agricola Masi, Mauro Molino, Michele Chiarlo, Monteverro, Nals Margreid, Nino Franco, Poggio la Noce, Orma, Ornellaia, Parusso, Petra, Petrolo, Piazzano, Pieropan, Pio Cesare, Pitars, Podernuovo a Palazzone, Prunotto, Renato Ratti, Renieri, Riecine, Roberto Voerzio, Rocca delle Macìe, Rocca di Castagnoli, Castello Romitorio, Ruffino, San Fabiano Calcinaia, San Filippo, San Polino, San Polo, Sassetti Livio Pertimali, Scopone, Tenuta Sette Ponti, Tenute Silvio Nardi, Siro Pacenti, Tassi di Franci Franca, Tedeschi, Poggio al Tesoro, Cantina Tramin, Umani Ronchi, Valdicava, Vie di Romans, Vignamaggio, Vitalonga, Ciccio Zaccagnini. Purchase here...
  • February 28: Great Wines of Italy with James Suckling - Join K&L Wine Merchants and James Suckling as we present the Great Wines of Italy at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco. The tasting will open at 2:30pm. Participating wineries include: Poderi Aldo Conterno, Allegrini, Poggio Antico, Antinori, Argiano, Banfi, Bellavista, Bibi Graetz, Giacomo Borgogno & Figli, Il Borro, Bosco Agostino, Castello di Bossi, Brancaia, Agricola Brandini, Capezzana, Casale del Giglio, Casanova di Neri, Castiglion del Bosco, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, ColleMassari, Grattamacco, Poggio di Sotto, Contratto, Cusumano, Maria Caterina Dei, Elio Grasso, Empson Selections, Feudo Maccari, Ambrogio e Giovanni Folonari Tenute, Fontanafredda, Castello di Fonterutoli (Mazzei), Franz Haas, Poderi Gianni Gagliardo, Jermann, La Massa, La Rasina, La Spinetta, Fattoria Le Pupille, Livio Felluga, Agricola Masi, Castello di Monsanto, Monteverro, Nals Margreid, Orma, Ornellaia, Petra, Petrolo, Pieropan, Tenuta Pietranera, Pio Cesare, Pitars, Podernuovo a Palazzone, Querciabella, Renato Ratti, Renieri, Roberto Voerzio, Ruffino, San Filippo, San Polino, Schiopetto, Tenuta Sette Ponti, Tenute Silvio Nardi, Siro Pacenti, Tony Sasa, Cantina Tramin, Valdicava, Vignamaggio. 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.

  • February 13: Wines of Italy in all three stores. $20 - All three stores will feature new arrivals from Italy. A great time to see what is new and what is hot!

    In Redwood City, we will be pouring:
    2010 Carpazo Brunello di Montalcino (95 pts James Suckling)
    2010 Carpazo "La Casa" Brunello di Montalcino (96 pts James Suckling)
    2010 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino (97 pts James Suckling)
    2010 Poggio Antico "Altero" Brunello di Montalcino (96 pts James Suckling)
    2010 Agostina Pieri Brunello di Montalcino (95 pts Robert Parker)
    2010 Tassi Brunello di Montalcino (93 pts Robert Parker)
    2010 Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino (98 pts James Suckling)

    Walk-in only. Cost to taste is $20.
  • February 20: Wines of the Rhone valley in all three stores. - At last! We will have a Rhone tasting! There have been many new and interesting wines that have been arriving since last Fall and now will be the opportunity to taste them.
  • February 27: Wines of Burgundy in all three stores. $20.00. - All three stores will feature newly arrived red and white wines from Burgundy and (perhaps) a rare bottling or two. Burgundy lovers rejoice! Your time is here!

Wednesday Evening Spirits Tasting

  • February 10: San Francisco - Alacrán Tequila Tasting - 5-6:30pm - No Tasting Fee
  • February 17: San Francisco - Venus Spirits - 5pm-6:30pm - No Tasting Fee
  • March 2: San Francisco - Aberlour Single Malt Whisky - 5pm-6:30pm - No Tasting Fee

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • March 3: Clos de l'Anhel
  • March 31: Domaine de la Reserve d’O
  • April 7: J Mourat Tasting

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • February 11: Sherry and wines of Spain with Alexander Jules - Alexander Jules will be in our SF store to highlight Sherry and wines of Spain.
    Tasting Fee $8
    Featuring
    Sidra Acebal "El Carrascu" Sidra de Asturias (700ml)
    Alexander Jules Fino "4/65" Jerez de la Frontera
    Alexander Jules Manzanilla "5/41" Sanlucar de Barrameda
    2013 Bodega Vidas "Siete Vidas" Albarín Cangas
    Akilia "Villa de San Lorenzo" Mencía Bierzo
    Line-up subject to change
  • February 18: Vintage 59-Champagne and Burgundy!
    Wines to be featured:
    Champagne Jacquesson Cuvée 738
    2014 Pavillon de Chavannes Côte de Brouilly "Cuvée des Ambassades"
    2013 Voillot Volnay 1er Cru "Fremiets"
    2013 Voillot Volnay 1er Cru "Champans"
  • March 3: Rippon Vineyards with Nick Mills. - Rippon vineyards of New Zealand with be pouring their newest releases in our SF tasting bar.
  • March 10: Sophie GUIRAUDON from Clos de l'Anhel . - A very special tasting with Clos de l'Anhel in our SF store on this day. This is one not to miss!
  • March 24: Marie Chauffrey – Domaine de la Reserve d’O. - Marie Chauffrey will be in our SF store to feature selections from Domaine de la Reserve d'O, a great new producer (for us) from The Vinifilles (which means wine girl), an association of women producers who own and operate their own estates. This particular estate is in the Terrasses du Larzac sub-region of Languedoc.
  • March 31: Honig Vineyards with Steven Honig - This super popular Rutherford producer will be in our SF store to feature their current releases of sauvignon blanc and cabernet sauvignon, including some reserve releases and a dessert selection.

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings


     Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

  • February 11: Thirsty Thursdays: Perennial Ales & The Commons Bruery
    Perennial Ales "Regalia" Belgian Ale w/ Brett, Missouri
    Perennial Ales "Jack Rose" Cider/Ale Fermented w/ Lime & Pomegranate
    Perennial Ales "Hopfentea" Berliner Weisse w/ Tea
    Perennial Ales / The Commons Brewery "Meriwether" Blended Yeast Saison
    The Commons Brewery "Fleur de Ferme" Dark Farmhouse Ale, Oregon
    The Commons Brewery "Boysen" Imperial Porter w/ Boysenberries

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $5 to taste.
  • February 18: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the event. Stay tuned!
  • February 25: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the event. Stay tuned!

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings


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

  • February 12: Claiborne & Churchill Winery -  Be the first to taste the 2014 vintage new releases from our friends at Claiborne & Churchill!

    2014 Claiborne & Churchill Central Coast Gewürztraminer
    2014 Claiborne & Churchill Central Coast Riesling
    2014 Claiborne & Churchill Central Coast Pinot Gris
    2014 Claiborne & Churchill "Classic-Estate" Edna Valley Pinot Noir

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
    Cost to taste is $5
  • February 26: Champagne Friday
  • March 4: Rippon Vineyards with Nick Mills - Nick Mills, winemaker at famed Rippon Vineyards joins us for a special tasting! The lineup is as follows:

    2013 Rippon Riesling Lake Wanaka Central Otago $24.99
    2007 Rippon "Rippon" Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Central Otago $44.99
    2009 Rippon "Rippon" Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Central Otago $44.99
    2011 Rippon "Emma's Block" Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Central Otago $79.99
    2011 Rippon "Tinker's Field" Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Central Otago $89.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
  • March 11: Sophie Guiraudon from Clos de l'Anhel
  • March 25: Marie Chauffrey – Domaine de la Reserve d’O - Marie Chauffrey will be in our Redwood City store to feature selections from Domaine de la Reserve d'O, a great new producer (for us) from The Vinifilles (which means wine girls), an association of women producers who own and operate their own estates. This particular estate is in the Terrasses du Larzac sub-region of Languedoc.

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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