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One of the most serious English Sparkling producers. This historic estate has been in the Goring family since 1743. The tiny 16-acre vineyard is close-planted on a steep south-facing chalk escarpment described as 'similar to the Côte des Blancs' in Champagne. The fruit is picked very selectively with quality being the absolute focus. The grapes are pressed gently using a traditional Coquard press. After three years on the lees this wine, composed of 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay & 22% Pinot Meunier, is hand disgorged and balanced with a minimal dosage of just 4g/L. It has a fine counterbalance between toasty richness and power from the wines élevage in Burgundian French Oak barrels, with racy acidity, tension and a focused chalky minerality.

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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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Monday
Jul192010

Trockenbeerenauswhat?

Look, I don't speak German. Or French or Italian, for that matter. And I'm guessing you might not either. But I do like wine from the countries where those languages are spoken, and I work in the wine business, which makes it doubly-embarrassing when I mispronunce terms or regions. That's why I think the new Enotria Guide iPhone/iPod Touch app is pretty friggin' cool. Created by K&L's very own Melissa Lavrinc Smith, the Entoria Guide is an audio database of more than 200 French, German and Italian wine term pronunciations. From varietals to regions to German QmP styles, this snazzy little guide will help you say it all like a pro, and make you look über-sophisticated in front of wine nerds and neophytes alike. Plus, because it's organized by region and varietal and includes things like Premier Cru classifications, it's a great study guide whether you're just learning about wine or studying for a sommelier exam.  And while I wish it dug a little deeper, and also had Portuguese and Spanish pronunciations, it's a great start. Now if I could just get my dad to download it.

Leah Greenstein

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Please update the Enotria app!!! I really find it useful but it needs to be expanded. thanks
July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRichard P.
I'm sorry, I've been working on it but am having trouble with Apple not having it available in their store. As soon as I do an update I will do another blog post on it.

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