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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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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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May032011

Behind the Wine: Greg Brewer from Brewer-Clifton

Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton of Brewer-Clifton. Photo courtesy of the winery.

If you love California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, you shouldn't miss this Thursday's Brewer-Clifton tasting at K&L San Francisco (5-6:30 p.m.). Get a little insight into the Brewer-Clifton project with this quick interview with Greg Brewer.

K&L: How did you get into the wine business?

Greg Brewer: I got into the business while I was still teaching French at UCSB.  A part time job pouring at the Santa Barbara Winery tasting room swiftly inspired me to pursue a career in the wine industry with production as a primary focus.

K&L: What’s your winemaking philosophy?

GB: Our philosophy is one of deliberate simplicity and focused restraint.  Every intervention on our part is avoided at all costs with the goal of preserving the more pure and carnal demonstration of site possible.

What are some of your favorite restaurants?

Alinea, Nobuo at Teeter House, Providence and the entire Thomas Keller restaurant group.

What did you drink last night? (Or the last time you had a glass of wine that wasn’t your own?)

Pinot from Copain and Arneis from Palmina.

What’s your position on wine-pairing and what do you like to pair your wines with?

I love finding sincerity and intent as harmonizing elements between food and wine.  For me, the presence of that fundamental eclipses more finite attention to specifics.

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

The best advice is to not be intimidated by wines and wine related topics.  Every point of view is valid and should be construed just as any other subjective material in our lives.

If you could have dinner with any three people in history, who would you invite and what would you serve them?

Bjork, Grant Achatz and Miya Ando.  We would have creepy Icelandic fish executed by Grant on slabs of steel produced by Miya.

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