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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: 1997 Langoa-Barton

There are a lot of reasons I like working for K&L, not the least of which is that I get to drink and write about wine for a living. But a close second to that is this: while our staff are a bunch of wine geeks, we're not snobs. Case in point is our Wine of the Week, the 1997 Langoa-Barton, which is selling for only $39.99. While that may not sound like a super bargain in this economy, consider what it is: 10-year-old Bordeaux that you can enjoy RIGHT NOW. And trust me, we are. This is not First Growth Bordeaux, nor is it highly-rated, but it is incredibly drinkable. On the nose it has basil, umeboshi, red plum, cranberry and cherry aromas. Medium-bodied on the palate, it has spice, blackberry, mineral and meaty tones, with perfectly integrated tannins and fantastic freshness. I brought this to dinner at Fraiche in Culver City for a friend's birthday a couple of weeks ago and ended up in a long conversation with the sommelier about what an awesome wine (and what a great value) it was. It paired perfectly with Chef Elderoy Andrease's decadent rack of lamb.

Leah Greenstein

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