Stay Connected
What We're Drinking

 

Just add duck crepinettes!

Buying ready to drink 1er cru Burgundy is not easy. For a couple of years I did the Old and Rare wine buying here at K&L and found it easy to find California Cabernet and even Bordeaux from collectors. But Burgundy… Forget it. They had to die, get a divorce or have doctors orders to part with the king of all Pinot Noir! This bottle of 2007 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Nuits St-Georges 1er cru Les Boudots ($99) comes direct from the property from our friends at Atherton, and like most of the 2007’s, drinks fabulously right now. This wine showed excellent sweet beet fruit, savory depth, and incredible finesse and length. The tannins are completely resolved, and went perfectly with duck crepinettes from the fatted calf in San Francisco. This is the kind of Burgundy that gets people hooked- you have been warned!!!! –Gary Westby

Recent Videos

Tasting with Oliver Krug

Upcoming Events

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.

>>Upcoming Special Events, Dinners, and Tastings

See all K&L Local Events

Archives
« World Cup Match-Up: Uruguay | Main | World Cup Match-Up »
Friday
Jun112010

Getting to Know: Shaun Green

Shaun Green: K&L's Master of EverythingWhat’s your position at K&L and how long have you been with the company?

I work in our customer service department, wine sales, accounting, IT, you name it I've probably been asked to do it.  It keeps my day exciting.

What did you do before K&L?

I started carrying out boxes in High School for K&L, so I’ve always been connected to the company.

What do you do in your spare time?

Outside the wine world, I love gardening and we regularly attend the magnificent SF Symphony, Opera and Ballet.

What was your "epiphany wine"—the bottle or glass that got you interested in wine? Is there a current wine that you consider the equivalent?

I would say it was more of an epiphany vintage... I tasted the young wines of the 1981 Bordeaux vintage and was completely perplexed. It sparked my imagination wondering how these brash wines could ever taste good. And it started my asking questions, lots and lots of questions of Ralph, Clyde, and Kevin (my then manager). It's a credit to their character that they still talk to me!

Describe your perfect meal. What wine(s) would you pair with it?

Starts with Champagne, Comtes de Champagne would be fine, and smoked fish…followed by a White Burgundy and a mature Red Burgundy (Keith would pick them for me) and a ’61 Chateau Latour with grilled lamb and roast vegetables. Most importantly it should be a huge dinner with plenty of friends and last way too long into the night. 

How do you think your palate’s changed over the years?

I've become more and more fascinated with the fine evolution of older wines, and less excited by exaggerated and massive wines. Elegance and finesse have become much more important to me.  I want my wines to be poetic and thought provoking.

What do you like to drink?

Champagne (lots of Gary's finds from Europe) and whatever is my current obsession. At the moment it's Burgundy and Sauvignon Blanc. 

What words of advice do you have to offer people just getting into wine?

Taste all you can, ask questions, and listen to all those who have been around a while.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend