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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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Wine Wednesday: Sesta di Sopra Extra Vergine Olive Oil

With all the hullabaloo about gift-giving, it's easy to forget that Hanukkah is really about something much simpler: olive oil. No, the Maccabees weren't fighting the Syrian Greeks over extra virgin, they were battling religious oppression and persecution. But when the Maccabees triumphed in their three-year campaign against the Syrian Greeks and returned to the rededicate their desecrated Temple in Jerusalem they found little oil left--just enough to last one day. But as the story goes, the oil burned brightly for eight days, and today Jews celebrate Hanukkah to commemorate that "miracle of light" and their triumph over tyrrany. 

So to properly commemorate the first night of Hanukkah, our Wine Wednesday wine isn't wine at all, but instead the super high-quality, small production, vintage-dated extra virgin olive oil from our friends at Sesta di Sopra ($21.99). Ettore and Enrica, the same fabulous couple behind some of our favorite Brunelli makes this oil from an old grove of olive trees on their property. This bottle is from the 2009 harvest and classic Tuscan olive oil--bright green and wonderfully spicy. For unbelievably delicious (and decadent) latkes, try frying them in a little of this. It's also perfect for drizzling over pasta, pizza, salads, bruschetta or for just dipping your bread in!

Leah Greenstein

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