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The Freewheel line with a couple of English friends.

It takes a lot of beer to keep the wine business running smoothly. Here in Redwood City, we are very fortunate to have a great English style ale producer right in our backyard: Freewheel Brewing Company. The staff of K&L are fictures at our local pub, and it is a rare moment when one of us isn't there having a pint and a bite of their excellent food. We are also lucky enough to be the first place to offer their bottled beer for sale. If you have never had it, the Freewheel Brewing "FSB" Freewheel Special Bitter, California (500ml) is the benchmark in fresh, balanced, smashable ale. We will do our best to keep some in stock for you, the customer too!

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Cocktail Craze: The Pisco Sour

pisco Our last pisco sour production. This was taken when my parents visited us in in San Francisco. Left to right: Me, Derek and my dad, whose family also lived in Peru when he a young boy.

My husband Derek and I love Pisco Sours—in fact it’s our favorite cocktail. Derek lived in Peru for a year, bartending in Lima for awhile, mastering the technique for this traditional drink that utilizes the Peruvian brandy, pisco. According to Derek, he was ultimately able to make a pisco sour to the standards of the natives after much trial and error—no small feat for a gringo. I wanted to share our recipe and story with you, noticing that Peruvian cuisine is becoming more fashionable here in Northern California, particularly since the recent opening of the Pisco Latin Lounge in San Francisco and the recent arrival of Montesirpe Pisco here at K&L. Pisco Sour 2 parts Montesirpe Pisco 1 part lime juice .75 part simple syrup one egg white Shake with very little ice or blend. Top with cinnamon. Note: Other recipes call for a garnish of bitters instead of cinnamon, but Derek says that cinnamon is what they use in Lima. —Chiara Shannon

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