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Bruno Michel "Blanche" Brut Champagne $34.99One of our best non-vintage Champagnes, this organically grown blend of half each Chardonnay and Meunier comes entirely from Bruno Michel's estate. It has been aged for six years on the lees and shows wonderful natural toasty quality as well as incredible vibrance! This was the big hit of our most recent staff Champagne tasting and we think you will love it too.

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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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Friday
Apr122013

St. Clair vs. Suckling - K&L Takes the Suckling Wine Challenge Round 2: Italy

K&L Wine Challenge Round 2: Italy!

St. Clair vs. Suckling: K&L Takes the Suckling Retail Challenge

Challenge #2: Italy

When noted wine critic James Suckling challenged K&L to his retail challenge, our Italian buyer Greg St. Clair was on the first flight to LA to meet him at our Hollywood store to take him up on it.

In this edition of the Wine Challenge, Greg chose three wines from Italy for James to taste blind. All three must meet the price requirement of being $30 or less.

What wines did Greg choose? How did they show? Click the picture above to watch the video from Challenge #2 and find out what wines succeeded and how they scored. 

(We've also posted a cheat sheet of the results with links learn more about each wine below.)

K&L Challenge #2: Italy - Suckling's Scores and Reviews

Click the links to learn more about these wines currently in stock at K&L:

Wine #1

91 pts   2008 Cantine Ascheri Barolo ($29.99)  A wine with really lovely fruit and a citrus and berry character. Full body, with firm tannins and a juicy finish. Long and delicious. So pretty, balanced. Drink now. So right now.

Wine #2

93 pts   2010 Anna Maria Abbona "Maioli" Dolcetto di Dogliani ($20.99) This is crazy with a subtle berry and juicy character. Full and very balanced with fine tannins and complex flavors. Turns firm and gorgeous.

Wine #3

93 pts   2010 Riecine Chianti Classico ($23.99) A wine with fresh fruit and chocolate, berry and juicy character. Lovely undertones of sliced orange. Long. Intense.

 

Links to Past Challenge Videos

K&L v. Suckling Challenge #1

 

Stay tuned for more Suckling Wine Challenge videos and related posts on Uncorked...

 

K&L Italian buyer Greg St. Clair and James Suckling in the K&L Hollywood store.

Saturday
Mar162013

St. Clair vs. Suckling: K&L Takes the James Suckling Retail Challenge!

 

St. Clair vs. Suckling: K&L Takes the Suckling Retail Challenge!

Challenge #1

When noted wine critic James Suckling challenged K&L to his retail challenge, our Italian buyer Greg St. Clair was on the first flight to LA to meet him at our Hollywood store to take him up on it.

What wines did Greg choose? How did they show? Click the image above to watch the video from Challenge #1 (out of 8) and find out how which wines succeeded.

The results for each challenge will be posted on Uncorked in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned for more Suckling Retail Challenge videos and related posts! 

 

 

K&L Italian buyer Greg St. Clair and James Suckling in the K&L Hollywood store.

                  

Cram session: James Suckling prepares for the Challenge.  

Friday
Feb242012

*Bellisimo Brunello* Tasting with K&L & James Suckling! Sunday May 12th at Fort Mason, San Francisco

Join K&L Wine Merchants and James Suckling for a special Brunello tasting featuring 30+ Brunello producers, pouring '07 Brunelli and '06 Riservas! Standard and VIP Tickets available. Purchase VIP tickets to gain early entry to the event and full access to all the wines!

 

VIP Bellisimo Brunello with K&L Wine Merchants & James Suckling

Sunday, May 12th 2012

2pm- 5pm (VIP Admission at 2pm; General Admission at 3pm)

VIP Tickets ($99) Click to purchase:  http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1086430

General Tickets ($69) Click to purchase: http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1086806 

Location:

1 Fort Mason (General's Residence)

Entrance at Bay & Franklin

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Some of the confirmed producers are listed below:

Antinori - Pian delle Vigne

Capanna

Caparzo

Casanova di Neri

Castello Banfi

Castello Romitorio

Celestino Pecci

Ciacci Piccolomini D'Aragona

Donna Olga

Eredi

Fuligni

Fanti-Tenuta San Filippo

La Rasina

La Serena

Marchesi de Frescobaldi

Mastrojanni

Maté

Nicale

Podere la Vigna

Poggio Il Castellare

San Filippo

San Polino

Scopone

Silvio Nardi

Siro Pacenti

Tassi

Uccelleria

Valdicava

Vitanza

...and more!

 

VIP Ticket holders will have their name added to the guest list.

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Shop Brunello on KLWines.com