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Château de Brézé has a long and storied history, first being mentioned in texts in 1068, lauded by King René of Anjou in the 15th century and served at all the royal courts. In 1957, when the AOC of Saumur Champigny was established, the owner of Château de Brézé refused to be part of the appellation, saying that his estate's vineyards were the best and deserved an appellation all their own. And he was probably right. Unfortunately, the wines from those exceptional vineyards were terrible. Lucky for us, the winery sold in 2009 to Le Comte de Colbert, who recruited Arnaud Lambert from nearby Domaine de Saint Just to make the wine. He changed the vineyards over to organic farming and began producing truly stellar wines worthy of their source. The 2012 Château de Brézé Clos David is all estate-grown Chenin Blanc raised in stainless steel to preserve freshness. It has the slightly-oxidized note of a great White Burgundy and a lovely richness that allows it to pair with a variety of foods.

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

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“Crus Bourgeois Exceptionnels” Dinner

Mark Thursday January 18, 2007 on your calendar and plan to attend this outstanding event. Last year we sold out quickly. Nine châteaux (Poujeaux, Chasse Spleen, Phelan Segur, Potensac, Siran, Haut Marbuzet, Ormes de Pez, de Pez and Labegorce Zede) and their owners/winemakers will come to San Francisco with their 2004 vintage and an older vintage for a grand tasting and dinner at The University Club. $125 inclusive. Tickets on sale November 1. This should again be a great event!

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Oct 21st Fete du Champagne - Lineup of Wines

If you are in the bay area October 21st, you'll want to be at our Fete du Champagne party in the tented parking lot of our SF store. Tickets are required in advance. Great food and this lineup of wines... (wish the Giants had it this good) Ariston Ariston Carte Blanche Brut Champagne Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Champagne Ariston Brut Rosé Champagne Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Champagne De Meric De Meric Blanc de Blanc Sous Bois Brut Champagne De Meric Grande Reserve Sous Bois Brut Champagne 1999 De Meric Vintage Sous Bois Brut Champagne De Meric Grande Sous Bois Bouzy Rosé Brut Champagne Gonet Philippe Gonet Brut Reserve Champagne Philippe Gonet Brut Roy Soleil Blanc de Blancs Champagne 2000 Philippe Gonet Special Club Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Philippe Gonet Brut Rosé Champagne Tarlant Tarlant Brut Zero Champagne Tarlant Brut Zero Champagne Tarlant Cuvee Louis Brut Prestige Champagne Tarlant La Vigne d'Antan Blanc de Blancs Single Vineyard Extra Brut Champagne Tarlant La Vigne d'Or Blanc de Meuniers Single Vineyard Extra Brut Champagne Fleury Fleury "Carte Rouge" Brut Champagne Fleury Brut Rosé Champagne Laurent Perrier Laurent Perrier Brut Champagne 1997 Laurent Perrier Vintage Brut Laurent Perrier "Grand Siecle" Champagne Laurent Perrier Brut Rosé 1997 Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle Cuvee Alexandra Brut Rosé Laurent Perrier Demi-Sec Champagne Roederer Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne 2000 Roederer Vintage Blanc de Blancs Champagne 2000 Roederer Vintage Brut Champagne 2000 Roederer Vintage Brut Rose Champagne Moet 1998 Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne

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Tasting Bar Schedule for October, 2006.

All tastings are from 12 noon to 3 p.m. in San Francisco and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Redwood City. For information about special monthly tastings and dinners, please see our website at and click on the “local events” bar. Prices TBA. Saturday, October 7: Italian in San Francisco. Burgundy in Redwood Ciry. Kirk picks his favorite wines in S.F. from various regions in Italy. Come in and try new arrivals and hot cellar selections. While Keith will open the outstanding Burgundies of Maison Champy. Saturday, October 14: Syrah in San Francisco. Wines of Spain in Redwood City. Mike Jordan will take us on a tour around the world with his favorite Syrah. Wines from North America, Australia, France while Anne’s favorites are poured in Redwood City. Saturday, October 21: Champagne Celebration in San Francisco. Bordeaux in Redwood City. The San Francisco store will close off its parking lot for our big tent tasting of small-estate Champagnes. Join us for over 40 Champagnes and finger food (Call for tickets). Redwood City hosts a tasting of Bordeaux. Ralph and Bryan will pour from the 2003 vintage with one white, one Sauternes and eight reds. Saturday, October 28: Wines of Germany and Austria in San Francisco. Wines of the Rhone in Redwood City. In S.F., Eric Story picks his favorites from Germany and Austria. He’ll highlight excellent buys and fabulous cellar selections! In R.C., Nadia will open great wines from the Rhone. Join us in welcoming the cooler weather with these magnificent reds and whites. —Scott Beckerley, Jeff Garneau

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