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Saber Madness at K&L!

We have been chopping off the tops of Champagne bottles as fast as we can drink them- who needs a stopper when you are ready to commit to finishing the bottle! One of our favorites was this magnum ($84.99) of Franck Bonville Brut Rosé that Mellyn expertly decapitated on Christmas Eve. It also comes in regular 750ml ($39.99) and half bottles ($21.99). Olivier Bonville adds 8% Pinot Noir Rouge from Ambonnay superstar Paul Dethune to his top class assembelage of grand cru, estate Chardonnay to create this fabulous rose. This is one of the most elegant, bright, refreshing rose Champagnes that we carry, yet it does not lack red cherry Pinot Noir authority. We can’t get enough- bring another to the block!

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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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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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