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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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Mar232012

"Have This With a Meal"

So Jeff Garneau hands me a bottle yesterday and says, "Take this home and have it with a meal. You'll love it."  Always making sure to follow his advice explicitly, I went home and prepared a roast chicken with potatoes, along side a rustic bean stew.  While 1997 isn't the most prestigious vintage in Bordeaux history, we've had some tremendous success with value wines from that year (i.e. Langoa Barton - destined to go down in the K&L hall of fame).  After pouring myself a glass, relishing the savory and earthy characters of the wine, while still enjoying plenty of soft fruit, I was certain that the 1997 Terry Gros Cailloux, St. Julien $19.99 would cost me around $35 to $40.  When I got back to the store today and found that we had loaded up at the $20 price point, I about fainted.  This wine is an absolute steal - I'm still not sure how we got it for this price.  All I can say is this: if you enjoy Bordeaux, or more mature wine in general, then you cannot miss out on this.  The staff will probably buy most of it, but we'll do our best to leave some for our customers.

-David Driscoll

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