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With the James Bond movie Spectre being released today, no time could be better to drink Bollinger. The most suave spy in the world has been sipping on Bollinger since Moonraker in 1979. While we can’t all drive a fully loaded, customized machine gun having Aston Martin, we certainly can chill down a bottle of Bolli! The 2004 Bollinger "Grande Année" Brut Champagne ($109) is as good as Champagne gets; all barrel fermented and full of masculine, Pinot Noir power and high class elegance. We even have a few bottles of the limited 2009 Bollinger "James Bond 007" Brut Champagne ($195) in stock for the diehard fan of Bond & Champagne!

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We host regular weekly and Saturday wine tastings in each K&L location.

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Bordeaux Tastings Saturday at All K&L Locations

Whatever your plans are for the weekend, make sure you set aside enough time to attend the Bordeaux tasting at the K&L store nearest you. Our Bordeaux team has been working diligently to put together a list of wines to taste that will appeal to Bordeaux afficiandoes, and be a great jumping off point to those looking to explore the region. And, because we're between vintages, you'll have the opportunity to taste wines from as far back as the 1962 vintage (if you're in Redwood City). Aged Bordeaux is where it's at, so if you've never gotten the chance to taste something other than the current release, this is a tasting series you won't want to miss. For more information on K&L in-store tasting and special events, visit our Local Events page or call your local store.
At K&L Hollywood (3-5:30 p.m.) Steve Greer will be pouring:
2008 Ch. Bonnet Blanc
2008 Ch. Ormes de Pez 
2005 Ch. La Bienfaisance
2005 Clos Marsalette
2001 Ch. Camensac
1999 Ch. Kirwan
1998 Ch. Lalande-Borie
1994 Ch. Ormes de Pez
1993 Ch. Léoville-Barton
2006 Ch. Doisy-Védrines
At K&L San Francisco (12-3 p.m.) Steve Bearden will be pouring:
2007 Ch. L'Avocat Blanc
2007 Ch. Lafaurie-Peyraguey
1999 Ch. Haut-Bailly
1994 Ch. Corbin Michotte
2005 Ch. Clos Marsalette
2005 Ch. La Bienfaisance
2008 Ch. Lugagnac
2006 Ch. La Fleur de Boüard
2008 Ch. Tour maillet
2004 Ch. Cos d'Estournel
And, at K&L Redwood City (1-4 p.m.) Ralph Sands will be pouring: 
2007 Ch. L'Avocat Blanc
2009 Ch. Belian Giraud
2009 Ch. de Colombier
2005 Ch. La Bienfaisance
2005 Ch. Clos Marsalette
2004 Ch. Cos d'Estournel
2003 Ch. d'Angludet
1991 Ch. Léoville-Las Cases
1981 Ch. Léoville-Las Cases
2007 Ch. Lafaurie-Peyraguey 
1962 Ch. Doisy-Védrines (Only one bottle will be poured; so be early.)


Leah Greenstein



Wine Wednesday: 2009 Viña Tobia Joven Rioja

We're all fired up for the 25 Grapes extravaganza tomorrow, October 21st, at K&L Hollywood (5:30-7 p.m.), a fantastic tasting being hosted in partnership with one of our favorite Iberian importers, Vinos Unico, and Eastern European wine powerhouse Blue Danube. To get your tastebuds-a-tingling, this week's Wine Wednesday pour is Vinos Unico's unbelievably affordable Viña Tobia Joven Rioja ($9.99).

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Winemaker Interview: Mike Benziger, Part II

Editor’s Note: Check out our video interview with Mike Benizger, as well as photos from the property and more. Then join Kathy Benziger at K&L San Francisco on November 4th to taste their current line-up.

Name: Mike Benziger

Winery: Benziger Family Winery

Number of years in business: 37

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