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Bruno Michel "Blanche" Brut Champagne $34.99One of our best non-vintage Champagnes, this organically grown blend of half each Chardonnay and Meunier comes entirely from Bruno Michel's estate. It has been aged for six years on the lees and shows wonderful natural toasty quality as well as incredible vibrance! This was the big hit of our most recent staff Champagne tasting and we think you will love it too.

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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
Dec092013

Coravin: What we all want (need) for Christmas

Coravin Brand Video from Coravin on Vimeo.

 

To order your own Coravin contact us directly via email or at 877-559-4637 

The Coravin is at the top of my own Christmas list. Released earlier this year, it has taken the wine world by storm. It somewhat resembles a rabbit wine opener, but what it does will blow you away. Once you manually attach the Coravin to a bottle of wine, you easily press down on the top of the contraption, inserting a thin, hollow, medical grade needle through the capsule and the cork, into the wine bottle. A small tab allows you to pressurize the wine with argon gas (the gas in wine preserver Private Reserve, and built-in wine dispensing cabinets), and pour out exactly what you want to drink, remove the needle, detach the Coravin, and the cork reseals itself! The wine never come in contact with oxygen! What does this mean? It means that you can drink a bottle one glass at a time over days, weeks, months, possibly years without any compromise to the freshness of the wine. It means that the wine will naturally continue to age as though it had never been touched. It means that you can see if a bottle of wine is ready to drink, past its prime, or needs to be left alone in the depths of your cellar for a while more. It means that you can try every wine in your cellar. It means that you can see if a wine is corked before you take it out to a fancy restaurant with massive corkage fees...

As the first two units at K&L were sold to Clyde and Ralph, we were given immediate and ample feedback on their value. Legend has it Ralph went into his cellar with his Coravin the first night that he had it and didn’t come out until the next day! Talk about a kid in a candy shop.

I personally had the privilege of spending a weekend in Napa Valley with the K&L Domestic buy team tasting incredible wines from the wineries during the day, and then indulging in wines from Clyde Beffa’s personal cellar that night. Two days in a row we tasted first growths, second growths, California wines from the 1960s, Crozes Hermitage; by day three I had to head back to the K&L base and knew I would be missing out on other once in a lifetime wines that were planned to be opened at a restaurant the next night. Taking advantage of Clyde’s generosity I asked to try out the Coravin on the magnum of 1975 Pavie Decesse before I left. Excited to use the new toy we attached it and...it was corked. Luckily this was discovered at home and not in the restaurant, giving Clyde the opportunity to replace it with a magnum of perfectly delicious 1997 Gloria.

"If you have special reservation at a nice restaurant and are bringing a special bottle of wine--why not try it before you bring it?  It is so bad and so expensive to find out it is dead or corked after you get to restaurant." -Clyde Beffa

"The most transformational and exciting new product for wine lovers that has been developed or invented in the last 30-plus years." -Robert Parker

To order your own Coravin contact us directly via email or at 877-559-4637


 

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