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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • August 2: Laurent Perrier Champagne Tasting in San Francisco Store - $5

    Featuring
    1006280 Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut Champagne $54.99
    Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne $34.99
    Laurent Perrier "La Cuvee" Brut Champagne $39.99
    2007 Laurent Perrier Brut Champagne
    Laurent-Perrier "Grand Siècle" Brut $109.99
    Laurent-Perrier "Cuvée Rosé" Brut Rosé Champagne Champagne $69.99
    Laurent-Perrier Demi-Sec Champagne $34.99
  • August 8: Spirits Tasting with Rebel Yell Whiskey!

    Featuring

    Rebel Yell "Reserve" Straight Kentucky Bourbon (750ml) $21.99
    Rebel Yell Kentucky Rye Whiskey (750ml) $21.99
    Rebel Yell Straight Kentucky Bourbon (750ml) $12.99
  • August 16: Ardbeg "An Oa" Celebration @ Wood & Vine in Hollywood - Join us in celebrating the extension of the exceptional Ardbeg core range. We'll enjoy small bites upstairs at the lovely Wood & Vine Restaurant on Hollywood Blvd. Your ticket includes a bevy of Scottish inspired delights to nosh on along with a flight of Ardbegs including the new Kelpie and the Kelpie Committee Release. In addition to those special bottles and the core range, you'll be one of the very first people in North America to taste the new core range line extension dubbed "An Oa". This vatting of multiple cask types will be on regular release starting in September, but a lucky few will get an early preview of this special new whisky. Named for the striking round peninsula that juts out from the south western coast of Islay, An Oa represents the strikingly round and complex nature of this special whisky. Space is very limited. http://klwines.com/p/i?i=1314579

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.

  • July 29: French Regional wines in all three stores. - French Regional: Northeast x South x Southwest wines, will be poured in all three stores. Reds and whites will be featured.

    In Hollywood, buyer Keith Mabry will be pouring:

    2016 Veronique Anne Perret Vin de Savoie Apremont $12.99
    2015 Domaine du Bagnol Cassis Blanc $19.99
    2015 Domaine de l'Aigle À Deux Têtes Chardonnay "Derriere la Roche" Côtes du Jura Blanc $29.99
    2013 Domaine Baud "Ancestral" Côtes du Jura Rouge $16.99
    2015 Mas Karolina Côtes Catalanes $12.99
    2015 Domaine Lafage "Arqueta" Collioure $24.99
    2009 Château de Chambert Cahors $18.99
    2012 Château Peyros Madiran Vieilles Vignes $16.99
    2013 Domaine Leon Barral "Cuvée Valiniere" Faugères $59.99
    2012 Château Vannieres Bandol $49.99
    Domaine de la Beliere Bugey Cerdon Rosé $16.99

    Redwood City and San Francisco will pour the following:

    2016 Veronique Anne Perret Vin de Savoie Apremont $12.99
    2015 Domaine du Bagnol Cassis Blanc $19.99
    2015 Domaine de l'Aigle À Deux Têtes Chardonnay "Derriere la Roche" Côtes du Jura Blanc $29.99
    2013 Domaine Baud "Ancestral" Côtes du Jura Rouge $16.99 9
    2015 Mas Karolina Côtes Catalanes $12.99
    2015 Domaine Lafage "Arqueta" Collioure $24.99
    2009 Château de Chambert Cahors $18.99
    2012 Château Peyros Madiran Vieilles Vignes $16.99
    2013 Domaine Leon Barral "Cuvée Valiniere" Faugères $59.99
    2012 Château Vannieres Bandol $49.99
    Domaine de la Beliere Bugey Cerdon Rosé $16.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $20 Tasting Fee

  • August 5: Wines of Argentina and Chile. - All three stores will feature the wines of South America in the form of Chile and Argentina.

    Featuring


    2016 Matetic "EQ" Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley $14.99
    2016 Bodega Mendel Semillon Mendoza $17.99
    2013 Aleph Semillon Mendoza $19.99
    2016 Gen del Alma "Jijiji" Malbec-Pinot Noir Gualtallary $14.99
    2015 Noemia de Patagonia "A Lisa" Malbec Rio Negro $16.99
    2015 Zorzal "Eggo-Tinto de Tiza" Tupungato $24.99
    2003 Aleph Malbec “Old Vines” Mendoza $39.99
    2012 Haras de Pirque "Hussonet" Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Maipo Valley $9.99
    2016 Garage Wine Company Cinsault Itata Valley $19.99
    2013 Montes “Purple Angel” Carmenere Valle de Colchagua $69.99
    Lineup subject to change
  • August 12: Champagne in all three stores! $20.00 - As summer nears its end, we will have a special Champagne tasting highlighting new estates that we have acquired. Blanc de Blanc, Brut and Brut Rose will be featured.
  • August 19: Wines of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. - All three stores will features wines from these three countries. New releases will be highlighted, along with some classics and cellar selections.
  • August 26: Beers of Summer in all three stores! - All three stores will finish the Summer with a different, and hugely popular, type of bubbly...beer! Special summer releases and staff favorites will be poured.
  • September 2: Bordeaux in all three stores. $2.00. - All three stores will start this month with a Bordeaux tasting highlighting the new 2014 arrivals (for red and Sauternes). An older vintage or two will also be featured.
  • September 9: New domestic releases in all three stores. - Fall is upon us and there are many, many newly released wines coming out of California. So, we will feature newly released gems and collectibles as well as more down to earth selections.
  • September 16: Rhone/French Regional wines in all three stores. - As we move further into Autumn, it is the perfect time for wines of the Rhone. Heartier foods, cooler nights and versatile wines of this region all go together perfectly!
  • September 23: Wines of Italy in all three stores. $20 - As with the rest of this month, we move into Fall featuring (primarily) red wines. This week, we are off to Italy to try the newly arrived red wines from Tuscany, Piedmont and other regions.
  • September 30: Wines of Burgundy in all three stores. $20.00. - What better way to end the month? Throughout the Summer and Fall, we have been receiving many new releases and special lots of Burgundy and it is time to update yourself with what is new. The 2014 vintage (red) and the 2015 vintage (white) will be highlighted.

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • July 27: CHAMPAGNE THURSDAYS Featuring Laurent-Perrier - $5 - Champagne Thursdays continues with Grand Marque Laurent-Perrier! The incredible lineup is still being finalized, but rest assured: this will be a sparkling event you won't want to miss.
  • August 3: Fort Point Beer Company Tasting - $5 - Fort Point Beer Company is a New American brewery - the product of a thriving American craft beer culture, shaped by deeply San Franciscan values: quality craftsmanship and a spirit of innovation. Fort Point Beer Company was founded in 2014 by brothers Tyler and Justin Catalana in the Presidio of San Francisco. The brewery resides in an historic Presidio building that was formerly used as an Army motor pool.

    Their bright, German-inspired beers - all in cans! - have been a runaway hit at our Hollywood store, and we're excited to welcome them for a very special summer night tasting.

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • July 27: A Tasting with Beckmen Vineyards - $5

    Featuring:

    2014 Beckmen "Cuvée Le Bec" Santa Ynez Rhône Blend $16.99
    2014 Beckmen "Estate Purisima Mountain" Ballard Canyon Syrah $27.99
    2016 Beckmen "Estate" Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc $17.99
    2016 eckmen "Purisima Mountain Vineyard" Ballard Canyon Grenache Rosé $18.99
    2015 Beckmen Vineyard "Estate" Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $27.99
  • August 3: Hanzell Vineyards. - This famous Sonoma producer will be in our SF store to pour their super popular Chardonnay's and Pinot Noir's.

    Featuring
    2014 Hanzell "Sebella" Sonoma Valley Chardonnay $29.99
    2014 Hanzell "Sebella" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir $49.99
    2013 Hanzell "Estate" Sonoma Valley Chardonnay $64.99
    2013 Hanzell "Estate" Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir $97.99
  • August 10: Massaya Vineyards. - Massaya Vineyards of Lebanon will be featuring their delicious red and white wines. Something new and different and a great way to expand your wine knowledge and palate.
  • August 31: Chateau Montelena Vineyards. - One of California's most famous vineyards will be in our SF store to feature their newly released red and white wines. Don't miss this tasting!
  • September 7: Carrick Vineyards. - This popular New Zealand producer will be pouring their current line of red and white wines.
  • September 14: Bollinger and Ayala champagnes! - We double hit tonight with the great, great champagnes of Bollinger and Ayala! They will feature Brut NV, Brut vintage and Brut Rose. Champagne lovers rejoice tonight!

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings


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

  • July 27: Thirsty Thursday - Join beer buyer Jim Boyce this Thursday for an awesome line-up of local favorites in honor of Silicon Valley Beer Week! He will be pouring the following:

    Freewheel Brewing English IPA, California (500ml) $5.49
    Freewheel Brewing "FSB" Freewheel Special Bitter, California (500ml) $5.49
    Hop Dogma Brewing Co. "Alpha Dankopotamus" IPA, California (16oz cans) $3.39
    Alpha Acid Brewing "Sim Pickin'" Wild Ale aged on Persimmons, California (375ml) $14.99
    New World Ales "Three Kings" Imperial IPA, California (22oz) $8.99
    Hop Dogma / Alpha Acid / EJ Phair "Hop Mix Vol. 1" NE Style Hazy IPA, California (16oz cans) $4.49

    Walk in only. Line-up subject to change. $5 to taste.
  • August 3: Thirsty Thursday
    Line-up posted week of event. Stay tuned!
    Walk in only. Line-up subject to change.
  • August 10: Thirsty Thursday
    Line-up posted week of event. Stay tuned!
    Walk in only. Line-up 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.

  • August 4: Nomadic Distribution presents Moroccan Wines - $5

    Featuring
    Ouled Thaleb White Blend Zenata Morocco $13.99
    Ouled Thaleb Rosé Morocco $13.99
    Ouled Thaleb Red Blend Morocco $13.99
    Ouled Thaleb Syrah Zenata Morocco $16.99
  • August 18: Charles de Cazanove Champagne! - This boutique producer will be in our SF store to feature non-vintage, vintage and Rose champagnes. Beautiful bubbles at beautiful prices!

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings


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

  • July 28: Hanzell Vineyards - Please join us this Friday for a beautiful line-up from Sonoma producer Hanzell Winery. We will feature red and white wines and the following will be poured:

    2014 Hanzell "Sebella" Sonoma Valley Chardonnay $29.99
    2014 Hanzell "Sebella" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir $49.99
    2013 Hanzell "Estate" Sonoma Valley Chardonnay $64.99
    2013 Hanzell "Estate" Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir $97.99

    Walk in only. Line-up subject to change. $10 to taste.
  • August 4: Nomadic Distribution: Moroccan Wines
    Line-up posted week of event. Stay tuned!
    Walk in only. Line-up subject to change.
  • August 11: Laurent Perrier Champagne
    Line-up posted week of event. Stay tuned!
    Walk in only. Line-up subject to change.
  • August 18: Blue Danube: Georgian Wines
    Line-up posted week of event. Stay tuned!
    Walk in only. Line-up subject to change.
  • August 25: Champagne Friday
    Line-up posted week of event. Stay tuned!
    Walk in only. Line-up subject to change.
  • September 1: Winemonger: Austrian Wines
    Line-up posted week of event. Stay tuned!
    Walk in only. Line-up 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.

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