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Special K&L Dinners and Tastings

  • January 14: The Fete du Bordeaux - The annual Fête du Bordeaux will be held at One Market Restaurant in San Francisco on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Damien Barton-Sartorius of Langoa and Léoville-Barton, Jean Charles Cazes of Lynch-Bages ,and Marielle Cazaux from La Conseillante will join us as we introduce the 2015 Ormes de Pez, Langoa-Barton, Lynch-Bages, Léoville-Barton, La Conseillante and Mauvesin-Barton during a tasting that begins at 6 p.m. We will follow with champagne and a four-course meal featuring old and rare Bordeaux, including the 2006 Langoa-Barton, the 2008 Lynch-Bages, the 2011 La Conseillante, the 2000 Lynch-Bages, the 2006 Léoville-Barton, the1999 La Conseillante and the 2009 Château Suduiraut. K&L will send an e-mail confirmation one week prior to event. Names will be at the entrance, so no physical tickets will be needed.! Purchase now!
  • January 25: UGC Tasting - K&L Wine Merchants will present the 2015 vintage from the members of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGC) at the City View at METREON (135 Fourth Street, Suite 4000) in San Francisco on Thursday, January 25th, 2018. Guests will taste with more than 80 different château owners and representatives from 6pm-8pm. $65 per person (tax not included). No paper tickets will be mailed. Names will be on a guest list at the door. Presenting châteaux: de Chantegrive, Carbonnieux, Les Carmes Haut - Brion, de Chevalier, de Fieuzal, de France, Haut - Bailly, Larrivet Haut - Brion, Latour - Martillac ,La Louvière, Malartic - Lagravière , Olivier, Pape Clément, Smith Haut Lafitte, Beau - Séjour Bécot, Canon , Canon - La - Gaffelière, La Couspaude, Dassault. La Dominique, Clos Fourtet, La Gaffelière, Grand Mayne, Larcis Ducasse, Pavie Macquin, Valandraud, Villemaurine, Beauregard, Le Bon Pasteur, La Cabanne, Clinet, Gazin, Rouget, Clarke, Fourcas Hosten, Maucaillou, Poujeaux, Chasse - Spleen, de Camensac, Cantemerle, Citran, Coufran, La Lagune, La Tour Carnet, Brane - Cantenac, Cantenac Brown, Dauzac, Giscours, du Tertre, Kirwan, Lascombes, Malescot Saint-Exupéry, Marquis de Terme, Prieuré - Lichine, Rauzan - Ségla, Siran, Beaumont, Gruaud Larose, Langoa Barton, Léoville Barton, Clerc Milon, Grand - Puy Ducasse, Pichon Baron, Lynch - Bages, Ormes De Pez, Phélan Ségur, Lafon - Rochet and more! Buy now...
  • February 3: Glenmorangie Spios Launch Dinner w/ Dr. Bill Lumsden - Saturday February 3rd @ CUT Steakhouse, Beverly Hills 7 PM - Join us in welcoming Dr. Bill Lumsden to the famous CUT Steakhouse in Beverly Hills for an incredible evening of rare Glenmorangie and stupendous food. They'll be unveiling their newest Private Edition, Glenmorangie Spios aged exclusively in American Rye Whiskey barrels. Be one of the first 15 people in North America to experience this special whisky and get an opportunity to be first in line to buy the limited release offering as well as have Dr. Bill sign your bottle. Expect a Chef inspired menu from one of Los Angeles' premier steakhouses and specially prepared cocktails along with pairings from the full range of the Glenmorangie products, including the extremely Rare Vintage 1990 which retailers for $650! You cannot miss this ONCE IN A LIFETIME event, which brings the best store, restaurant and scotch together in one place. Please remember to use UBER or Lyft if you plan to attend. Only 15 spaces available. No physical ticket will be issued and your name will appear on a guest list at entry. Please have a valid government issued ID for entry. CUT Steakhouse is located in the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel at 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Doors open at 7pm. http://klwines.com/p/i?i=1340271

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.

  • January 20: French Regional. - All three stores will feature French Regional wine - explore the lesser-known wine regions of France!

    All three stores will be pouring:

    2016 Chateau de Ripaille Vin de Savoie Ripaille $12.99
    2016 Yves Duport Altesse de Montagnieu $16.99
    2016 Domaine Cauhape Jurancon Sec $13.99
    2015 Domaine Pecheur Poulsard Cotes du Jura Rouge $21.99
    2013 Domaine Dugois Trousseau “En Grevelliere” Arbois Rouge $19.99
    2015 Yves Duport Mondeuse "Terre Brune" Bugey $17.99
    2016 Arbau “Negrette on l’Appelle” Fronton $15.99
    2014 Chateau Haut-Monplaisir “Prestige” Cahors $19.99
    2012 Chateau Bouscasse Madiran $19.99
    2010 Domaine Dugois Vin Jaune Arbois $39.99

    Lineup subject to change. $20 to taste. Walk in only, last ticket sold at 5:30pm in Hollywood.
  • January 27: Budget Friendly Wines. - Beginning of the year monetary blues? All three stores will feature "best buy" wines from around the world. Look not only for great values but, superior surprises, as well.
  • February 3: Wines of Italy. $20.00 - New arrivals from Italy are hitting are shores! Time to try them out!
  • February 10: Annual (almost) Valentine's Day Champagne tasting. $20.00 - All three stores will have their annual "Valentine's Day" Champagne tasting.

    San Francisco will feature "The reds of Valentine's Day, a look at Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier":
    NV Egrot Brut Champagne (Elisabeth Goutorbe)-$34.99
    NV Collard-Picard "Cuvee Selection" Brut-$49.99
    NV Drappier "Sans Soufre" Brut Zero Blanc de Noirs-$59.99
    2007 Bollinger "Grande Annee" Brut-$99.99
    2009 Alexandre Le Brun "Cuvee Revelation" Brut-$79.99
    2011 Michel Arnould "Memoire de Vignes" Brut-$59.99
    NV Michel Arnould Brut Rose-$34.99
    NV Gilbert Jacquesson "Cuvee Eugenie" Brut Rose-$29.99
    NV Bollinger Brut Rose-$69.99
    Lineup subject to change. "A tasting for Dee and Doc"
  • February 17: Wines of Chile and Argentina. - All three stores will pour new releases from South America. The biggest of brightest of which are Argentina and Chile.
  • February 24: Wines of the Rhone Valley. - All three stores will feature the unique and exceptional red and white wines of the Rhone Valley. Look for excellent values and some very cellar worthy wines!

Wednesday Evening Spirits Tasting


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

  • January 17: Belle Meade Bourbon Whiskey

    Pouring:

    Belle Meade Single Barrel Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • January 24: A Tasting with Smooth Ambler Spirits

    Featuring

    Smooth Ambler "Contradiction" Bourbon (750ml) $42.99
    Smooth Ambler "Old Scout" American Whiskey (750ml) $31.99
  • January 31: A Tasting with Spirit Works: California Distillery from Grain to Glass - No Tasting Fee

    Featuring

    Spirit Works Gin (750ml) $32.99
    Spirit Works "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel #14-0084 Rye Whiskey (750ml) $54.99
    Spirit Works Distillery Sloe Gin (750ml) $34.99
  • February 7: A Tasting with Bruichladdich & Westland Distilleries

Hollywood Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • January 18: Experience another side of Loire Valley with Jacky Blot Wines $5 - Winebroker-turned-winemaker Jacky Blot is a rising star of the Loire Valley, producing cult wines that showcase the terroir of lesser-known appellations Bourgueil and Montlouis Sur Loire. Over the years he's put together 12 hectares of ancient vineyards. The vines are meticulously cared for and grapes are hand harvested then fermented using native yeasts. The wines are spectacular and just as important as those from Chinon and Vouvray - just not as famous. Experience another side of Loire with this incredible lineup:

    Jacky Blot Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups "Triple Zero" Montlouis Pétillant Brut $26.99
    Jacky Blot Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups "Triple Zero" Montlouis Pétillant Brut Rosé $26.99
    Jacky Blot Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups "Clos de Mosny" Montlouis Sur Loire $31.99
    Jacky Blot Domaine de la Butte "Mi-Pente" Bourgueil $34.99

    Disclaimer: Lineup subject to change. Walk in only, last ticket sold at 7:00pm.
  • January 25: Fort Point Beer $5 - Saison release party.
  • February 1: Sake! $5
  • February 8: Blue Danube Presents Hungarian Wines $5
  • March 1: Bell's Brewery $5

San Francisco Thursday Night Tastings


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

  • January 18: Wines from Ribera Del Duero & Rueda - $5

    Hosted by Andy Booth

    2016 Bodegas Angel Rodriguez "Martinsancho" Verdejo Rueda $18.99
    2014 Dominio del Aguila Picaro Ribera del Duero $21.99
    2014 Diaz Bayo Crianza Ribera del Duero $19.99
    2014 Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez Pesquera Ribera del Duero $29.99
    2014 Hacienda Solano Ribera del Duero $17.99
    2013 Hacienda Solano Viñas Viejas Ribera del Duero $29.99
  • January 25: La Honda Winery Tasting - $5
  • February 1: Frederick Wildman Presents Champagne Pol Roger- $10

    Featuring

    Pol Roger "White Foil - Extra Cuvée de Réserve" Brut Champagne $39.99
    2008 Pol Roger Vintage Brut Champagne $89.99
    Pol Roger Brut Rose’ Champagne $109.00
    2008 Pol Roger Blanc de Blanc $119.00
    2004 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill Brut Champagne $225.
  • February 8: Wines hosted by Blue Danube Wine Imports

Redwood City Thursday Night Beer Tastings


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

  • January 18: Thirsty Thursday: FiftyFifty Eclipse – Round 2 - Join beer buyer Jim Boyce this Thursday for Round 2 of our FiftyFifty Eclipse beer tasting. The second round will feature the following along with some cellar additions:

    2017 FiftyFifty Brewing Company "Eclipse - Vanilla (Ivory Wax)" Imperial Stout, California (22oz) $26.99
    2017 FiftyFifty Brewing Company "Eclipse - Maple Barrel (Honey Wax)" Imperial Stout, California (22oz) $26.99
    2017 FiftyFifty Brewing Company "Eclipse - Willet Bourbon (Metallic Copper Wax)" Imperial Stout, California (22oz) $26.99
    2017 FiftyFifty Brewing Company "Eclipse - Rye Cuvee (Dark Olive Green Wax)" Imperial Stout, California (22oz) $26.99

    Walk-in only. Line-up subject to change. $5 to taste.
  • January 25: Thirsty Thursday - Line up posted week of the 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.

  • January 19: "Good Friends Stick Around: Featuring Good Beer Co." - $5

    Featuring

    - The Good Beer Company "Cara Cara Viejo" Farmhouse Ale w/ Cara Cara Oranges Aged in Oak Barrels, California (750ml) $16.99
    - The Good Beer Company "Cobwebs" Farmhouse / Mixed Culture Ales Aged in Oak Barrels, California (750ml) $16.99
    - The Good Beer Company "JK&LOL" Farmhouse Ale aged in K&L Four Roses Single Barrel w/ Peaches, California (750ml) $22.99
    - The Good Beer Company "Ralph" Farmhouse Ale w/ Cherries aged in Oak Barrels, California (750ml) $19.99
    - The Good Beer Company "Viejo" Farmhouse Ale Aged in Oak Barrels, California (750ml) $11.99
    - The Good Beer Company "Vivo" Farmhouse Blonde Aged in Oak Barrels, California (750ml) $11.99

Redwood City Friday Night Tastings


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

  • January 19: Framingham Wines - New Zealand - Come in this Friday for a special line-up showcasing the wines of Framingham, one of our all-time favorite producers out of New Zealand. Known for their Riesling, which they do better than nearly any one else in the country, we will also be pouring Savvy and Pinot Noir from their first and second labels. The following will be featured:

    2016 Ribbonwood (Framingham) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough $9.99
    2015 Framingham: F-Series Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough $19.99
    2015 Framingham F-Series "Old Vine Riesling" Marlborough $19.99
    2016 Ribbonwood (Framingham) Pinot Noir Marlborough $14.99
    2015 Framingham F-Series Pinot Noir Marlborough $24.99
    2016 Framingham "Select" Riesling Marlborough $19.99

    Walk-in only. Line up subject to change. $5 to taste.
  • January 26: Champagne Friday - Line up posted week of the 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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