Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 8:18AM | Uncorked Blog Administrator
K&L Wine Merchants hosts regular wine tastings in both of its Bay Area locations. At the San Francisco store wine tasting are held each Saturday from Noon to 3 p.m. and on Thursday evenings. In Redwood City tastings are held on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Wine tastings provide a wonderful opportunity to discover a new wine region or variety, or rediscover some old favorites—without having to commit to the purchase of an entire bottle! No need to reserve a space, just come on in and pull up a glass! For further information about other special monthly tastings and dinners, please see our website at www.klwines.com and click on the “local events” bar. Saturday-April 1st-International Old Vine Tasting. Our staff and buyers pool their talents to do a tasting that is out of the ordinary. We will feature wines grown from old vines (30 years plus) from California, France, Spain and other countries. We will pour both red and white but, will emphasize old vine reds. Twelve wines to be poured. Tasting price T.B.A. Saturday-April 8th-New Arrivals from Italy. Greg, Mike Parres and Jeff Garneau highlight the newest arrivals from Italy. Greg and Mike will be on hand to discuss the hot upcoming releases that they tasted during their February/March trip to Italy. Ten wines to be poured. Tasting price T.B.A. Saturday-April 15th-Wines from Alsace/Loire. Prepare for your Easter Sunday with the delicious wines of Alsace/Loire. Jeff Vierra and Eric Story pick their favorite red and white wines to make this holiday weekend all the more special. Ten wines to be poured. Tasting price T.B.A. Saturday-April 22nd-Bordeaux. Clyde, Ralph, Steve and Alexandre take us on a further exploration into the renowned 2003 vintage. Come on by to taste the latest and greatest Bordeaux. Steve and Ralph, just back from Bordeaux, will be on hand to discuss tasting notes from the 2005 vintage. Ten wines to be poured, including eight red, one white and one Sauterne. Tasting price T.B.A Saturday, April 29th-Cabernets from California Trey, Mike Jordan and Martin Reyes will finish the month with a tasting to parallel the April 22nd Bordeaux tasting. Not to be outdone, they will highlight California cabernets from the 2003 vintage. Will they measure up to France’s best? We will feature both boutique wineries and some well-known vineyards. Ten wines to be poured. Tasting price T.B.A.