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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • May 24: Glenmorangie Dinner w/ Travis Tidwell - Wednesday May 24th @ Wood & Vine, Hollywood 7:30 PM - Join us in welcoming the dynamic Travis Tidwell as he walks us through an evening of small bites and single malt from the wonderful Glenmorangie Distillery. We'll experience the Highland Distillers wonderful line of classics and wood finished specialties. The Original, The Quinta Ruban, The La Santa, and the Nectar D'Or are the four flagship offerings distilled on the giant Giraffe shaped stills that have made Glenmo famous. In addition, we'll try the Extremely Rare 18 Year Old, The Private Reserve Baccalta and the spectacular new Grand Vintage 1990. That last one is worth the price of addimission alone, but you'll get all this and wonderful small bites from the Wood & Vine kitchen. This is a once in a lifetime deal to taste some of the Highland's finest. Make sure to UBER or use the subway, the Hollywood & Vine station is right next to the restaurant. Ticket holders can show up with valid ID without any need for a physical ticket. Only 30 tickets available. http://klwines.com/p/i?i=1303609

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.

  • May 27: Wines of Germany & Austria in all three stores - $20 - Germany and Austria make unique, elegant wines in a cool climate that makes for high acid, old world style wines. The diversity of the terrain, soil and weather conditions means that these countries can ripen both whites and reds equally. At our tasting you will discover a world of dry and off-dry wines of all styles, sparkling, rosé, white and red! Join us to explore the wine regions of Germany and Austria and to discover something unknown.


    Hildt Elbling Sekt (Flaschengärung) (Biodynamic) $16.99
    2015 Fürst Elbling Franken (1L) $14.99
    2015 Clemens Busch Riesling Trocken (Dry) Mosel (Biodynamic) $19.99
    2015 Vollenweider Wolfer Goldgrube Riesling Kabinett Mosel $24.99
    2015 Van Volxem "Rotschiefer" Kabinett feinherb Saar $24.99
    2015 Sohm & Kracher "Lion" Grüner Veltliner Weinviertal $19.99
    2015 Stagård "Handwerk" Grüner Veltliner Kremstal $19.99
    2013 Neumayer Raufsetzen Grüner Veltliner Traisental $19.99
    2016 Reichsrat von Buhl "Bone Dry" Spätburgunder Rosé Pfalz $16.99
    2016 Friedrich Becker Rosé Pfalz $18.99
    2015 Meyer-Näkel "Blauschiefer" (Blue Slate) Pinot Noir Ahr $49.99
    2012 Ebner Ebenauer St Laurent "Alte Reben" Weinviertal $19.99

    Walk-in only. Line-Up Subject to Change.
  • June 3: Wines of Spain and Portugal in all three stores. - All three stores will feature red and white wines that have recently arrived from Spain and Portugal.

    2016 Zudugarai “Amats” Getariako Txakolina ($13.99)
    2014 Laventura Viura Rioja ($19.99)
    2014 Rodrigo Mendes “Salvora” Albariño Rias Baixas ($49.99)
    2016 Pedro Martinez Alesanco Rosado Rioja ($9.99)
    2016 Zudugarai “Amats” Rosé Getariako Txakolina ($13.99)
    2015 Lambuena Roble Ribera del Duero ($9.99)
    2005 Bodegas Puelles Gran Reserva Rioja ($19.99)
    2012 Bodega Dominguez Tacoronte Acentejo Canary Islands ($34.99)
    2015 Costers del Priorat “Les Pisarres” Priorat ($24.99) 2012 Joan d’Anguera “L’Hostal” Montsant ($79.99)
    Lineup subject to change
  • June 10: Champagne in all three stores! $20.00 - All three stores will feature champagnes from our recently published e-newsletter, "Summer Weddings".

    San Francisco will pour:
    2009 Franck Bonville "Millesime" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne-$49.99
    NV Franck Bonville "Belles Voyes" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne-$69.99
    NV Franck Bonville Brut Rosé Champagne-$39.99
    2010 Pierre Paillard "Les Mottelettes" Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne-$69.99
    NV Pierre Paillard "Les Parcelles" Bouzy Grand Cru Extra Brut Champagne-$48.99
    NV Boulard-Bauquaire "Trepail" Brut Blanc de Blancs Vieilles Vignes Champagne-$39.99
    2005 Bollinger "Grande Année" Brut Champagne-$99.99
    2007 Bollinger "Grande Année" Brut Champagne-$99.99
    NV Bollinger Brut Rosé Champagne-$69.99
  • June 17: Wines of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. - All three stores will feature wines from "Down Under" (in two cases, at least) and South Africa. Red and white wines will be featured.
  • June 24: Domestic new releases in all three stores-$20.00 - All three stores will feature newly released domestic wines.
  • July 1: Bordeaux in all three stores-$20.00 - All three stores will feature red Bordeaux, a white and a Sauternes. Highlight will be upon the newly released 2014 vintage.
  • July 8: Wines of Italy in all three stores. $20 - Beat the heat of summer with wines of Italy!

Wednesday Evening Spirits Tasting

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

  • June 7: Taste El Silencio Mezcal - No Tasting Fee -  El Silencio Espadin Black Bottle Mezcal (750ml) $29.99
  • June 14: A Tasting With Jameson Irish Whiskey

    Jameson Caskmates Irish Whiskey (750ml) $29.99
    Jameson Cooper's Croze Irish Whiskey (750ml) $59.99
    Jameson Irish Whiskey (750ml) $21.99

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings

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

  • May 25: Thirsty Thursday: Beer -$5 - In anticipation of Memorial Day, we are tasting BEER this Thursday! It’s a rare occasion that we taste beer in the tasting bar, so come join us to taste some of our favorite local beers.

    Check the line-up:

    Eagle Rock Brewery "Ümläüt" Pilsner Style Ale (16oz cans) $3.29
    Bottle Logic Brewing "714" Blonde (16oz cans) $3.19
    Beachwood BBQ & Brewing "Citraholic" IPA (22oz) $8.99
    El Segundo Brewing Co. "Bursted Single Hop Series: Centennial" IPA (22oz) $6.99
    Tilted Shed "Inclinado" Sidra, Sonoma County (750ml) $18.49

    Walk-in only. Line-up subject to change. *Last ticket sold at 7:15pm. Tasting ends promptly at 7:30PM.
  • June 1: Chateau Villeneuve: Saumur, France - Chateau Villeneuve is located in the Loire Valley, in the sub-region of Saumur, a historic property that was significant in WWII before being purchased and restored by the current owners in the 1960’s. The reds are made from Cabernet Franc and the whites, from Chenin Blanc. This wife and husband team uses all estate, organic, fruit from the famous Loire, tuffe (soft limestone) soil, which they also use in the construct of the regions castle. Join the importer to taste and learn more about these wines.

    2015 Chateau de Villeneuve "Le Grand Clos" Saumur-Champigny $34.99
    2015 Chateau de Villeneuve "Les Cormiers" Saumur Blanc $27.99
    2015 Chateau de Villeneuve "Vieilles Vignes" Saumur-Champigny $22.99

    Walk-in only. Line-up subject to change.
    *Last ticket sold at 7:15pm. Tasting ends promptly at 7:30PM.

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings

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

  • May 25: Fort Ross Vineyards -$5

    2014 Fort Ross "Fort Ross Vineyard" Fort Ross-Seaview Chardonnay $39.99
    2016 Fort Ross "Fort Ross Vineyard" Fort Ross-Seaview Rosé $19.99
    2014 Fort Ross "Sea Slopes-Fort Ross Vineyard" Fort Ross-Seaview Pinot Noir $29.99
    2012 Failla "Fort Ross-Seaview Estate" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir $37.99
    2012 Fort Ross "Fort Ross Vineyard" Fort Ross-Seaview Pinotage $37.99
  • June 1: Marietta Cellars - $5

    Marietta "Angeli Cuvee" Sonoma County Red Blend $24.99
    Marietta "Armé-Lot #3" Sonoma-Mendocino Counties Bordeaux Blend $19.99
    Marietta "Christo-Lot #3" North Coast Rhone Blend $19.99
    Marietta "Old Vine Red Lot #65" California Red Blend $11.99

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings

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

  • May 25: Thirsty Thursdays: LA Beer Week - Join Beer Buyer Jim Boyce this Thursday for some excellent beers from multiple Los Angeles area breweries. We will feature the following line-up:

    Phantom Carriage "Muis - Citra / Amarillo" 100% Brett Fermented Wild Blonde Dry Hopped w/ Citra & Amarillo Hops, California (750ml) $14.99
    El Segundo Brewing Co. "Ka-Pau!" IPA, California (22oz) $6.99
    Cellador Ales "Restik" Farmhouse Ale aged in Oak Barrels, California (375ml) $9.99
    Brouwerij West "Picnic Lightning" NE-Style IPA, California (16oz cans) $5.29
    Sanctum Brewing "Thanks For the Invite" Stong Ale w/ Vanilla Beans aged in Bourbon Barrels, California (500ml) $12.99
    Beachwood BBQ & Brewing "Greenshift" Double IPA, California (22oz) $9.99

    Walk-in only. Line-Up Subject to Change. $5 to taste.
  • June 1: Thirsty Thursdays - Lineup posted week of the event. Stay tuned!

San Francisco Friday Night Tastings

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

  • May 26: "A Reason to Wine About" Beer Tasting - $5

    - E9 Brewing "Amitie" Farmhouse Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels, Washington (750ml) $11.49
    - Birrificio l'Olmaia "PVK nel Salco" Saison aged in Red Wine Barrels, Italy (750ml) $29.99
    - Belching Beaver "Batch 3" Sour Ale aged in Wine Barrels, California (500ml) $12.99
    - Cambridge Brewing Co. "OM" Sour Golden Ale aged in Wine Barrels, Massachusetts (750ml) $12.99
    - Mumford Brewing "Daaannngggg!" Imperial Black Saison aged in Red Wine Barrels, California (500ml) 13.49
    - Cleophus Quealy Beer Company "Batch 64 - Maple Triple" Golden Triple aged in Hungarian Oak Cabernet Wine Barrels, California (750ml) $12.99

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings

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

  • May 26: Wines of New Zealand - Framingham and Elephant Hill! - This week’s Friday tasting will feature a great line-up of red and white New Zealand wines from North Island’s Hawke’s Bay and South Island’s Otago regions. Join us for the following wines:

    2015 Framingham F-Series Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough $19.99
    2015 Framingham F-Series "Old Vine Riesling" Marlborough (Dry) $19.99
    2015 Framingham F-Series Pinot Noir Marlborough $24.99

    Elephant Hill:
    2015 Elephant Hill “Le Phant Rouge” Red Blend Hawke’s Bay $19.99
    2014 Elephant Hill Syrah Hawke’s Bay $19.99
    2013 Elephant Hill "Airavata" Syrah Hawke's Bay $49.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change. $5 to taste.

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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