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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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Iberian Wine News 9/28/2011: 

By: Joe Manekin  | K&L Staff Member

Spanish & Portuguese News - 9/28/11

Greetings, everyone,

Happy Wednesday, Erev Rosh Hashanah, and (to the Bay Area folks) summer.  Last week felt good - busy in the shop and outside of work eating and drinking- a fun meal out at Aziza (including an amazing older magnum of Miguel Merino Gran Reserva - damn that was good), and some quality time with David "barrel o' whisk(e)y " Driscoll and Jason Marwedel, who made his famous leg of lamb paired with some OLD Bordeaux - hey, this is K&L and we do occasionally drink Bordeaux.

Alright, short and to the point this week:


Why don't you drink more of it?  If you haven't done so in a while, please browse our section, ask one of us about it (the staff loves this stuff nearly as much as I do), and start learning more about what are arguably the best values in the wine world.  Here are two "brown sherry" picks.  Fortified and intense, but actually quite dry.   I would drink these anytime, but especially love them as digestifs after a meal.

Gutierrez Colosia "Sangre y Trabajadero" Oloroso El Puerto de Santa Maria (375ml) - $15.99

For the money, this is one of my favorite olorosos.  Surprisingly elegant.
1979 Gonzalez Byass Palo Cortado Añada Jerez - $129.99
Drank this last week.  SERIOUSLY GOOD.   To give you an idea of how good, it's better than an Equipo Navazos bota punta palo cortado I once drank.  It's one of the most memorable wines I have drunk. Awesome.
2.) October events
Friday October 7th 
Vibrant Rioja tasting in San Francisco store (5-6:30pm). $5
Vibrant Rioja tasting in Hollywood store (5:30-7pm). $5
Friday October 14th
Sherry focused tasting  in Redwood City (5-6:30pm).  From quaffers to collectibles. We will be pouring Remelluri's terrific Rioja as well. Price TBD. Check our event listing on Facebook or K&L Local Events for updates.
Sunday October 16th
For the SoCal people and folks who may happen to be in Los Angeles this weekend. Vibrant Rioja walkaround tasting at Campanile (4-6pm).  $25 to taste at least 25 wines, including some top producers and our new direct imports from Miguel Merino and Bodegas Puelles. Tickets available online:
Thursday October 20th
Vibrant Rioja tasting in Redwood City store (5-6:30pm). $5
Lineups are generally confirmed and posted the week of the tasting, so check our Facebook page or K&L Local Events for updates.
As promised, we're keeping it short this week to prepare for lots of new arrivals we'll have in stock next week.
Joe Manekin
Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American Wine Buyer
K&L Wine Merchants
Ph: 877.559.4637 ext. 2748  |

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