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2000 Labégorce, Margaux $39.99

A great value in Bordeaux! This bottle is mature enough to drink now, but has time in hand if you want to keep it in the cellar for the future. We love it for its laid back elegance and classic balance. A must try for your next nice steak dinner.

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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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Thursday
Aug232012

Brick's Beer News: Beer Sale and Upcoming Tastings in LA and Redwood City

By: Bryan Brick | K&L Beer Buyer

Get excited! This Saturday, August 25th we are hosting Artisan Beer Tastings in Redwood City (1-4pm) and Hollywood (3pm-5:30pm).  Both stores will feature great new craft brews handpicked by yours truly. To see the full lineups, follow this link: Artisan Beer Tastings - Saturday August 25th 

Beer Sale!

Below is a listing of the latest inventory clearance items with discounted prices that have just gotten updated within our inventory. Please note - in order to view the new (hidden) prices you need to be a member of our Insider's Advantage email list, and be logged into our website. '

For real-time inventory information on all of these items, view the full listing of Insider's Advantage hidden price beers on our site.  

 Adnams "Broadside" ESB, England 500ml (Previously $5)

Abbaye de St. Amand Blonde Ale, Belgium 330ml (Previously $4)

 

Adnams Brewery has been under the same family ownership since 1872. The tradition of brewing dates back six centuries in Southwold, England. Adnams Broadside contains two malts (Maris Otter Pale and Caramel) and two hops (Goldings and Fuggles). 7.3 percent by weight, 42 IBUs

2012 Almanac Beer Company "Winter" Witbier Brewed With Oranges and Ginger, California 750ml (Previously $16)

 

2008 Amager Bryghus "Julebryg" Danish Holiday Ale, Denmark 500ml (Previously $10)

This noble winter beer winter offers complex aromas of fruit, alcohol and hops. In the mouth it is slightly sweet with a hint of burnt caramel. It is also quite bitter, amazingly, and finishes with a persistent note of spicy hops. A brew for all seasons, but especially those cooler months when 9% abv is called for in a brew! 

Brouwerij De Dochter Van De Korenaar "Bravoure" Smoked Ale, Belgium 11.2 oz (Previously $5.49) - limited

De Dochter Van De Korenaar translates to "the daughter of the corn ear is an old Flemish synonym for beer dating back to the 16th century. Now reincarnated as the moniker of a new, tiny craft brewery from the Belgian enclave of Baarle-Hertog (actually located about 10 kilometers across the Dutch border). And when De Dochter opened its doors in 2007, folks immediately started taking notice. Despite its newness, the beers turned out by this little gem suffer from no lack of experience. Brewer/owner Ronald Mengerink has been brewing beer since he was 16. His Bravoure is incredibly complex but still designed to be easy-drinking; perhaps the most subtle and balanced smoked beer we've ever come across.

Brouwerij De Dolle "Oerbier" Strong Dark Ale, Belgium 11.2oz (Previously $6)  

Chouffe "McChouffe" Belgian Ale 750ml (Previously $12) - limited

This is an unfiltered dark beer, which is re-fermented in the bottle as well as in the keg. Behind its fruity flavour a slight hint of bitterness may be found. Great with mussels and fries!

Coedo Shikkoku Schwarzbier, Japan 11.2 oz. (Previously $4.49)

De Ryck Arend Triple, Belgium 330ml (Previously $4)

De Struise Brouwers "Tsjeeses Reserva" Belgian X-Mas Ale, Beligum 330ml (Previously $9.49)

Dugges Ale & Porterbryggeriet "Hiphiphooray!" Pale Ale, Sweden 500ml (Previously $8.49)

Evil Twin Brewing "Disco Beer" IPA Aged in Chardonnay Barrels, Denmark 11.2oz (Previously $10)

Evil Twin Brewing "Soft XMas" Imperial Stout aged on Sour Cherries, Denmark 500ml (Previously $15) - limited

Evil Twin Brewing "Xmas Eve in a New York City Hotel Room" Imperial Stout, Denmark 11.2oz (Previously $9) - limited

Grado Plato "Cantus Caeli" Ale Brewed with Honey and Grapes, Italy 500ml (Previously $20) - limited

HaandBryggeriet "Bestefar" Norwegian Winter Ale, Norway 500ml (Previously $10) - limited 

A rare, spiced Norwegian beer for a cold winter's night. Complex undertones of fennel seed, juniper, cocoa powder and toasty malt.

HaandBryggeriet "Nissefar" Norwegian Holiday Ale, Norway 500ml (Previously $9)

Hakusekikan Natural Honey Yeast Lambic, Japan 11.2 oz. (Previously $6.49)

Hantverksbryggeriet "Kosacken" Russian Imperial Stout, Sweden 330ml (Previously $7) - limted

High Water Brewing "Aphotic" Baltic Porter, California 22oz (Previously $15)

Seasonal release. Vintage: 2011. Released: January 10, 2012. Brewmaster's Notes: "This beer is one of my favorites. It was a blast to brew it and was really an evolving process. One third of the beer was barrel aged in 18 Year old Elijah Craig bourbon barrels, another third was aged in premium Brandy barrels and the final third was aged in stainless. After 4 months of aging the three different variations were combined back together resulting in the blend you have in front of you. Copious amounts of Carafa 1,2 and 3 as well as chocolate malts and Midnight Wheat malts were used. Deep, dark and delicious!!!!"

J.W. Lees "Manchester Star" Porter, England 16.9oz (Previously $7.49) - limited

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales "Noel de Calabaza" Special Ale, Michigan 750ml (Previously $15)

L'Hermitiere "Demi-Sec" Cidre, France 750ml (Previously $16) - limited

2010 LoverBeer "DuvaBeer" Ale Brewed with Grape Juice, Italy 330ml (Previously $18) - limited 

Marble Brewery Double, England 750ml (Previously $20) - limited

Microbrasserie Charlevoix "Dominus Vobiscum" Double, Canada 500ml (Previously $8) - limited

The Belgian-style dubbel has a complex aroma of anise, candied fruit, and raisins. A subtle bitterness blends with licorice, mocha, and sarsaparilla, revealing Madeira wine, caramel, and peppery spice in the finish. This is the most difficult-to-make beer that Charlevoix brews, it is unfiltered, allowing the beer's complexity to evolve and change over time. 8.5% ABV

Midtfyns Bryghus Imperial Stout, Denmark 500ml (Previously $10)

Mikkeller "Bourbon Barrel Aged From Via To" Holiday Ale, Denmark 375ml (Previously $15)

Mikkeller "From/Via To" Christmas Porter, Denmark 750ml (Previously $15)

The newest Mikeller Christmas Porter with sweet spice and a texture like crushed velvet. Plus, it's got a nifty little gift label, so you don't even need to wrap it!

Mikkeller Porter, Denmark 500ml (Previously $10) - limited

2010 Mikkeller "Santa's Little Helper" Belgian Ale Brewed With Spices and Aged in Rum Barrels, Denmark 375ml (Previously $14)

Mikkeller "Sur Munk" Wild Ale, Denmark 500ml (Previously $14)

Mikkeller "To/From" Christmas Porter, Denmark 750ml (Previously $15)

The second Christmas porter from Mikkeller. A spiced porter with fine malt background and lovely hop aroma and flavor. The label is designed as a 'From To' card ... fill in the names and put the bottle under the Christmas tree. The perfect Christmas gift for the lazy man/woman! Ingredients: Water, malt (pale, smoked, cara-crystal, brown and chocolate), roasted barley, dark cassonade, hops (amarillo, saaz and cascade), spices (star anise, clove, cinnamon and coriander seeds) and yeast. 8% abv

Nethergate "Dirty Dick's Audit Ale" English Strong Ale, England 500ml (Previously $5)

Pausa Cafe "Navidad" Holiday Ale, Italy 750ml (Previously $25) - limited

Picobrouwerij Alvinne "Podge" Imperial Belgian Stout, Belgium 11.2oz (Previously $5.49)

This fascinating Stout shows an amazing red wine character, licorice, dark fruits, molasses and coffee with pronounced roasted/coffee/rich chocolate flavors with a touch of sourness [Stout character] combined with dark fruity flavors [Belgian influence].

Teufelweizen Weizenbock, California 750ml (Previously $14)

Thornbridge Brewery/Dark Star "Coalition" Old Ale, England 16.9oz (Previously $15) - limited

Thornbridge Brewery "St. Petersburg" Imperial Russian Stout, England 16.9oz (Previously $8.49)

Dark brown with a creamy tan head, almost latte like in appearance. Lemony, minty hop nose with underlying chocolate-caramel. Big, sweet roasted malt in the mouth with hints of chicory and bitter coffee. Some dark chocolate and wisps of peaty smoke. Boozy, bitter finish with some roasted hazelnut and maple syrup characters. Nice, slightly dry, bitter ending. 7.7% abv

To Øl "Black Ball" Porter, Denmark 330ml (Previously $5.49)

Yeastie Boys "Pot Kettle Blackl" Black IPA, New Zealand 330ml (Previously $6) - limited 

 

For real-time inventory information on all of these items, view the full listing of Insider's Advantage hidden price beers on our site.

View recent emailed offers on our Email Archive page.

Thursday
Jun282012

Spanish & Portuguese Wine News: 

By: Joe Manekin | K&L Spanish & Portugues Wine Buyer

Good afternoon, everyone,

Things are heating up in the Sherry section with a new exclusive Equipo Navazos Manzanilla bottling! (you won't find it anywhere else around these parts).  Also a few tasting events here in Redwood City to look forward to, tonight and tomorrow night.

1.)  Equipo Navazos Manzanilla "I Think" en Rama (375ml) - $14.99

This is connoisseur sherry, plain and simple.  Bottled just a few months ago, without filtration, it is manzanilla at its purest and most expressive.  Get some before we here buy it all http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1089369

2.) Passport to Vinho Verde tasting TONIGHT in Redwood City (5-6:30pm) We're pouring a focused selection of 3 distinctive vinho verdes.  Perfect weather for some vinho verde tonight....http://www.facebook.com/events/468376553175438/

3.) Vibrant Rioja tasting tomorrow in Redwood City (5-6:30pm) We will be focusing on a few DI's (yes I've hyped these wines quite a bit in the past few weeks; taste them and you will understand why) as well as continuing to explore the concept of single village Rioja wines. Also, since Riojanos love chorizo and the Palacios chorizo factory is located in Rioja (Logroño, to be exact) I will be bringing in some Palacios chorizo. $5 to taste. http://www.facebook.com/events/340476179359934/

Un saludo,

-Joe

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Joe Manekin

Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American Wine Buyer

K&L Wine Merchants

Ph: 877.559.4637 ext. 2748

joemanekin@klwines.com

Tuesday
Jun192012

Spanish & Portuguese Wine News 6/19/12: Rioja DI's Have Landed, Miguel Merino Comes to Town

By: Joe Manekin | K&L Spanish & Portuguese Wine Buyer

Hola, Iberiophiles,

It's been a few weeks of silencio on the emails, so now that the honeymoon is over (I mean that literally as I'm just returning from Kaua'i), let's get down to business and continue to put together a strong foundation built upon ongoing communication. Communication about about delicious, honestly made Spanish and Portuguese wines. Baby, together we can do this. 

OK, enough of the bad jokes.  Lots of new wine and events.

1.) Our Direct imports have landed  More terrific, unusually terroir expressive, soulful Riojas have come in from Puelles (Abalos, Rioja Alta) and Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos (Laguardia, Rioja Alavesa).  These wines are spectacular, traditionally styled Riojas.  Some of the best values out there (that's why we asked them to sell us wine directly, and thankfully they shook my hand and agreed to do so). 

Bodegas Puelles: Jesús and Felix Puelles farm nearly 30 hectares spread across various plots in the village of Abalos, a part of Rioja Alta rich in winemaking history (one of the Puelles vineyards still has an example of a 14th century lagar for foot trodding grapes and decanting the juice right in the vineyard).  Distinctive for the fact that these are wines all from Abalos fruit (single village wine is still a rarity in Rioja) and with brightness and a wonderfully chalky mineral bite, Bodegas Puelles has a lineage of grape growers dating back a few hundred years; the farming know-how shows in the quality of these wines.

2008 Bodegas Puelles Crianza Rioja ($15.99)

2004 Bodegas Puelles Reserva Rioja ($19.99)

Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos: Where to start?  You can learn more about them on our website (search: 'lesmos') and in an upcoming July newsletter article. For now let me simply say that these are breathtaking, traditional, artisanal wines made by Angel Escudero de Gravalos with some help from his family. Delicious wines that truly speak to the place of their origin. They also come primarily from one village, Laguardia, though there is some fruit from vineyards in Villalba as well (both villages are in Rioja Alavesa). Very little known, even in Rioja, I suspect that this will change as people become more familiar with these spectacular wines.  These are some of the best value reds in our entire inventory right now.

2005 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Crianza Rioja ($12.99)

2004 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Reserva Rioja  ($19.99)

2.) Miguel Merino is Here! By way of reminder we have a very special guest here this week, Sr. Miguel Merino.  In-store tastings are walk-in and open to the public. For a nominal fee you will meet this very interesting man and taste the entire range of Miguel Merino wines we carry in our stores. 

If you live in the Bay Area, please note that we have a handful of spots open for a very special dinner we are having with Miguel at Contigo, a superb Catalan restaurant in Noe Valley (SF). Due to the intimate nature of the dinner (15 person limit), the promotion has been very light, and I'm probably going to under-sell this, but... know that if you attend you will drink some damn fine, single village Rioja, including a few older vintages and Miguel's wonderful company. See below for details and info on how to order tickets.

In-store tasting with Miguel Merino in Redwood City, Tuesday June 19th (5-6:30pm)

Event listing on KLWines.com

Invite friends & share: http://www.facebook.com/klwines#!/events/473883769295261/

Come and taste our full line-up of Miguel Merino wines with the owner himself.  Learn about the various terroirs of Briones, the origin of Merino's graciano plants, Miguel's very thorough, three tiered selection process, where to find the best foie gras tapa in Haro, amongst many other topics to be sure.

 

Very intimate wine dinner with Miguel Merino at Contigo in SF, Wednesday June 20th at 8:30pm

Join Miguel and me and enjoy his wines with Brett Emerson's wonderful Catalan inspired cuisine at Contigo in Noe Valley.  We will be pouring the following wines (as well as a few special surprises): 

2008 Miguel Merino "Viñas Jovenes" Crianza Rioja

2009 Miguel Merino Mazuelo de Quinta Cruz Rioja

2005 Miguel Merino Reserva Rioja

2004 Miguel Merino Gran Reserva Rioja

2008 Miguel Merino "Unnum" Rioja

Only 15 spots are available, first come, first served.  We have reserved the outdoor (heated) patio, which is perfect for this amount of people.  There will be five courses served. Cost is $100 (wine, gratuity and tax all included).  Purchase your ticket using the link below or email me with questions, joemanekin@klwines.com.

Purchase Tickets: http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1093719 

 

3.)  Actually, there is no 'three'

There was going to be more, but I think that is plenty for now.  Will try to catch you early next week for a round-up of more new stuff and tasting events to look forward to.

Un saludo,

Joe

 

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Joe Manekin

Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American Wine Buyer

K&L Wine Merchants

Ph: 877.559.4637 ext. 2748

joemanekin@klwines.com

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