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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

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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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