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Saber Madness at K&L!

We have been chopping off the tops of Champagne bottles as fast as we can drink them- who needs a stopper when you are ready to commit to finishing the bottle! One of our favorites was this magnum ($84.99) of Franck Bonville Brut Rosé that Mellyn expertly decapitated on Christmas Eve. It also comes in regular 750ml ($39.99) and half bottles ($21.99). Olivier Bonville adds 8% Pinot Noir Rouge from Ambonnay superstar Paul Dethune to his top class assembelage of grand cru, estate Chardonnay to create this fabulous rose. This is one of the most elegant, bright, refreshing rose Champagnes that we carry, yet it does not lack red cherry Pinot Noir authority. We can’t get enough- bring another to the block!

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We host regular weekly and Saturday wine tastings in each K&L location.

For the complete calendar, including lineups and additional details related to our events, visit our K&L Local Events on KLWines.com or follow us on Facebook.  

 

Free Spirits Tastings at K&L! Now that we have our license for spirits tastings in Redwood City and San Francisco, we’re excited to host regular free spirits tastings in those locations.  Check the Spirits Journal for an updated tasting schedule.

All tastings will feature different products from the Spirits Department and take place on Wednesdays in Redwood City and San Francisco. Visit our events page on Facebook or the K&L Spirits Journal for more information.

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Wednesday
Oct272010

Wine Wednesday: Restoring Sanity

Saturday, October 30th marks the first-ever Rally to Restore Sanity, an anti-rhetoric, anti-belligerence attempt by comedians John Stewart and Stephen Colbert to make our political discourse a little less volatile. 

What does this have to do with wine, you ask?

We believe that good wine should be affordable to everyone, which is why we go out of our way to make sure we offer great values from all over the world. Sure, we love Cru Burgundy and Classified Growth Bordeaux as much as the next guy, but we can't afford to drink them often either. Seriously, sometimes it seems as though these wines' prices are rising like they're on a high-speed crazy train. So we're proposing our own Wines to Restore Sanity, by raising our glasses to reasonably priced, quality wines, and it officially starts today with the 2008 Domaine Chicotot Bourgogne Rouge ($16.99).

This new arrival is a fantastic introduction to Burgundy from vineyards in Nuits-St-George, with a more-than-sane price tag. Pretty, with sweet cherry and black currant fruit that tastes like it was dusted lightly with earth. There's elegant structure, here, but the tannins aren't overt, making this youthful wine approachable now, with the length to be enjoyable for five or more years.

Here are some other recently mentioned wines with "sane prices."

2009 Viña Tobia Joven Rioja ($9.99)

2005 Mylord, Bordeaux ($10.99)

2008 Fonty's Pool "Single Vineyard" Pinot Noir ($12.99)

Are you with us?

Leah Greenstein

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