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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • September 22: A Special Tasting with Actor Kyle MacLachlan 5:00-7:00pm $5 - Hot off the successful return of Twin Peaks to television this summer, Special Agent Dale Cooper himself (actor Kyle MacLachlan) will be in the Hollywood store on Friday to pour his Pursued by Bear wines from Washington. Come and meet the man while tasting his delicious Cabernet, Syrah, and crisp rosé. Tasting fee will be $5.

    Featuring:
    Pursued by Bear “Blushing Bear” Rose $27.99
    Pursued by Bear “Baby Bear” Syrah $59.99
    Pursued by Bear Cabernet Sauvignon $59.99

    We will stop pouring at 7:00pm - please arrive promptly to ensure your chance to taste!
  • October 21: Hollywood Champagne Event - Fall has arrived and it's time for our annual Champagne Event on Saturday, October 21st at our Hollywood location on Vine Street from 4:00 to 7:00pm. A group of our favorite artisanal grower/producers will be flying in from France to present their wines exclusively to K&L guests. Producers include Aspasie, Baron Fuente, Fallet Dart ,Le Brun de Neuville and Louise Brison. This is a rare opportunity to engage with the people that grow the grapes and make the wine, and to learn more about their approach to Champagne. We will also have many of the big-name producers on hand to present their selections. From the big houses we will have representatives from Louis Roederer, Billecart-Salmon, Laurent Perrier, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Krug, Pol Roger, and more. For $95 per person plus tax you will be able to sample more than 60 Champagnes plus enjoy small bites from Republique. This event will benefit our good friends at the Hollywood Police Activities League (PAL), a community-based crime prevention program that provides young people with positive alternatives to gangs and drugs. Purchase here...
  • October 22: San Francisco Champagne Event - We are throwing our annual fall Champagne Tent Event on Sunday, October 22nd in San Francisco at our Harrison street locationt from 2-5 p.m. A group of our favorite artisanal grower/producers will be flying in from France to present their wines exclusively to K&L guests. Producers include Aspasie, Baron Fuente,Le Brun de Neuville and Louise Brison.. This is a rare opportunity to engage with the people that grow the grapes and make the wine and to learn more about their approach to Champagne. We will also have many of the big name producers on hand to present their selections. From the big houses we will have representatives from Louis Roederer, Billecart-Salmon, Laurent Perrier, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Krug, Champagne Drappier and more. For $95 per person plus tax you will be able to sample more than 60 champagnes plus enjoy small bites. A portion of the proceeds with go to support Table of Plenty (TOP) a small, Half Moon Bay charity that is committed to serving a Thursday evening dinner for struggling families, elders, homeless and hungry on the coastside. Buy now!

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 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.

    Redwood City will pour the following:
    2016 Silvano Follador Prosecco Brut Nature $19.99
    2015 Vigneti Massa Timorasso Terra Petit Derthona $19.99
    2013 Skerk Carso Vitovska $19.99
    2016 Sesta di Sopra Sangiovese Toscana $14.99
    2015 Albatreti Rosso di Montalcino $17.99
    2015 Capanna Rosso di Montalcino$17.99
    2015 La Gerla Rosso di Montalcino $21.99
    2015 Tiezzi Rosso di Montalcino $23.99
    2012 Castello di Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino $44.95
    2012 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino $39.99
    2013 Brezza "Cannubi" Barolo $79.99
    2013 Brezza "Sarmassa" Barolo $69.99

    Walk-in only. Lineup subject to change.
  • 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 will be pouring:
    2015 Olivier Leflaive “Oncle Vincent” Bourgogne Blanc
    2014 Domaine Faiveley Montagny Blanc
    2015 Domaine Pernot-Belicard Bourgogne Blanc
    2013 Bruno Colin Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru “La Garenne”
    2015 Domaine Parent Bourgogne Rouge
    2015 Domaine Huguenot "Champs Perdrix" Marsannay
    2015 Domaine Huguenot Marsannay
    2015 Domaine Jean-Michel Giboulot Savigny-lès-Beaune
    2015 Francois Parent Chambolle Musigny
    2015 Domaine Parent Beaune 1er Cru "Les Epenottes"​

    Walk in only. Line-up subject to change. $20 to taste.
  • October 7: Bordeaux in all three stores-$20.00 - We will continue our exploration into the popular 2014 vintage and will feature an older or vintage or two, as well!
  • October 21: Tasting bars closed for Champagne Tent Events. - Our annual Champagne Tent events are happening this weekend! Hollywood will host on Saturday, 21 October and San Francisco will host on Sunday, 22 October. Please see our "Special Events" section for more info and ticket information.
  • October 28: Grand Bordeaux Tasting in all three stores. $50.00 - Our annual Grand Bordeaux tastings will be happening for all three stores on this day. Attendance is limited and tickets must be pre-purchased. More info coming soon!
  • November 4: Grand Domestic tasting in all three stores. $50.00 - Our annual "Grand" series has started! During these tastings, we pour the best of the best! Limited attendance and tickets must be pre-purchased. More info coming soon!
  • November 11: Grand Burgundy Tasting in all three stores. $50.00 - Our Grand Burgundy tasting caps off this series for the year. The best of our red and Burgundies will be featured. Limited attendance and tickets must be pre-purchased. More info coming soon!

Wednesday Evening Spirits Tasting


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

  • October 11: A Tasting with Terlato Artisan Spirits at 4:30pm-6:15pm - No Tasting Fee
    Featuring
    Nonino Moscato Grappa (750ml) $56.99
    Nonino Chardonnay Grappa (750ml) $56.99
    Nonino Quintessentia Amaro (750ml) $44.99

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • September 21: Oktoberfest featuring Weihenstephaner Beer, $5 to taste - It’s that wonderful time of year again, when German bier comes to the forefront: Oktoberfest! Weihenstephaner, one of Germany’s oldest breweries, will be here pouring a selection of their beautifully-crafted, easygoing brews for you to try. We may even have pretzels on hand. Dirndl, lederhosen and hats optional but encouraged. PROST!

    Featuring:
    Weihenstephaner "Festbier" Märzen, Germany $3.99
    Weihenstephaner "Korbinian" Dopplebock, Germany $3.99
    Weihenstephaner "Vitus" Hefe-Bock, Germany $3.99
    Weihenstephaner HefeWeis, Germany$3.99
    Weihenstephaner Original Lager, Germany $3.99

    Disclaimer: Walk-in only. Line-up subject to change. Last ticket sold at 7:00pm.
  • September 22: FRIDAY NIGHT - A Special Tasting with Actor Kyle MacLachlan - Hot off the successful return of Twin Peaks to television this summer, Special Agent Dale Cooper himself (actor Kyle MacLachlan) will be in the Hollywood store to pour his Pursued by Bear wines from Washington. Come and meet the man while tasting his delicious Cabernet, Syrah, and crisp rose. Tasting fee will be $5

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • September 21: A Tasting with Wine Bridge Imports with a focus on the Wines of Portugal - $5

    Featuring

    2016 Soalheiro "Allo" Vinho Verde $14.99
    2016 Soalherio Alvarinho Vinho Verde $23.99
    2015 Doural Vinho Regional Douriense $8.99
    2012 Luis Pato Vinhas Velhas Beiras $27.99
  • October 5: Champagne Chateau de Bligny Tasting - $5
    Featuring
    Chateau de Bligny "Cuvée Six Cépages" Brut Champagne $99.99
    Chateau de Bligny "Grand Reserve" Brut Champagne $34.99
    Chateau de Bligny Grand Reserve Rose Brut Champagne $49.99
  • October 12: **Special Champagne Event hosted by Peter Liem** - $10 - Thursday, October 12th at 5pm-6:30pm in our San Francsico store we will be hosting Peter Liem for the release of the long awaited book Champagne: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region $59.99. We will be hosting this event in concert with Champagne Louis Roederer. He will be there to sign books and maybe even join me in a discussion about the wines. The tasting will be $10, but we will discount the book to $49.99 if you want to taste. Sorry, we can’t offer the discount if you don’t want to taste or can’t make it to San Francisco! This book includes beautifully renditions of the famous Larmat maps of the Champagne region in a gorgeous box set package. It took me ten years of searching to get my original set, and if you are interested in a preview, you can see the story of them here. These represent the best cartography of the Champagne region, and the book is worth the price for them alone. Peter Liem is the only English language journalist that lives in the region and reports on the wines with in-depth research, not just strings of adjectives. We will be tasting the best-in-class Louis Roederer "Brut Premier" Champagne ($39.99) which wowed us at our latest staff Champagne summit with a combination of chiseled minerality and layered richness, the just released 2009 Louis Roederer Brut Champagne$64.99 which comes from the original estate of Roederer in Verzenay and Avize along with a couple others.

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 21: Thirsty Thursday: Canadian Craft Beers - Join us this week on Thirsty Thursday for an awesome line-up of Canadian craft beers with beer buyer Jim Boyce. He will be pouring the following:

    Le Trou du Diable "L'Imperatrice (Fut de Bourbon Americain)" Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Canada (750ml) $18.99
    Le Trou du Diable "La Buteuse Brassin Special" Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Tripel, Canada (750ml) $18.99
    Le Trou du Diable "Dulcis Succubus" Wine Barrel Aged Saison, Canada (750ml) $24.99
    Les Trois Mousquetaires "Porter Baltique - Édition Spéciale" Porter aged in Bourbon & Brandy Barrels, Canada (750ml) $19.99
    Les Trois Mousquetaires Weizenbock, Canada (750ml) $13.99
    Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! "Dernière Volonté" Belgian / English Style Ale w/ Brett, Canada (330ml) $4.99

    Walk in only. Line-up subject to change. $5 to taste.

San Francisco Friday Night Tastings


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

  • September 22: “A Vision in September" Beer Tasting
    Featuring

    - The Rare Barrel "Another World" Red Sour Ales aged in Foeder & Oak Barrels, California (750ml) $20.99
    - 8 Wired / Modern Times "Halfway to Whangarei" NZ Hopped Grisette, New Zealand (500ml) $11.99
    - FiftyFifty Brewing Company "Donner Party" Porter, California (22oz) $10.99
    - To Øl "Dangerously Close to Stupid" IPA w/ Papaya, Denmark (500ml cans) $6.49
    - Victory Brewing Co. "White Monkey" Sour Brett Triple aged in White Wine Barrels, Pennsylvania (750ml) $19.99
    - Avery Brewing Company "Rumpkin" Imperial Pumpkin Ale in Rum Barrels, Colorado (12oz) $13.49
    - Beachwood Blendery "Come in Grape, Your Time is Up - Muscat Edition" Lambic-Inspired Ale w/ Muscat Grapes, California (750ml) $19.99

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings


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

  • September 22: Chateau De Bligny - This Friday we will be having a special tasting of Chateau de Bligny Champagne. Join us and taste some varietals not commonly found in Champagne anymore, including Arbanne, Meslier and Pinot Blanc. We will be pouring the following:

    Chateau de Bligny "Grand Reserve" Brut Champagne $34.99
    Chateau de Bligny Grand Reserve Rose Brut Champagne $49.99
    Chateau de Bligny "Cuvée Six Cépages" Brut Champagne $99.99

    Walk in only. Line-up subject to change. $10 to taste.
  • September 28: Champagne Friday- Maligned Meunier with Gary Westby - Explore the misunderstood grape variety Meunier with Champagne Buyer Gary Westby. This late budding variety is native to Champagne, and capable of greatness in the right soil and the right hands. Don’t believe the big house Meunier bashers- come and taste for yourself with five examples of the variety from four different producers who are writing a new story for this cepage.

    Baron Fuente "Cepages Meunier" Brut Champagne $44.99
    Maxime Toubart "Pur Meunier" Brut Champagne $39.99
    Trudon "Monochrome" Brut Champagne $39.99
    Trudon "Rosephile" Brut Rosé Champagne $34.99
    Alexandre Le Brun "Cuvée Revelation" Brut Champagne $79.99

    Walk in only. Line-up subject to change. $10 to taste.
  • October 6: Greywacke - Stay tuned for the line-up posted the week of the event!

    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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