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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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Coravin: What we all want (need) for Christmas

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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 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