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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.

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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
Oct112012

Take the K&L Blind Tasting Challenge This Weekend! 

Put your Palate to the Test!

Join us for our first-ever 2-day Blind Tasting Challenge, hosted by the expert staff at K&L in Redwood City. The Challenge includes the Blind Chardonnay Tasting on Friday 10/12 (5pm-6:30pm) and the Blind Cabernet Tasting on Saturday 10/13 (1pm-4pm). Attend both tastings and vote on your favorites! The lineups will be revealed after the tasting, and the most popular duo of Chardonnay and Cabernet will be featured the following week on Uncorked.

This is a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of these two important varietals and their potential for incredible diversity in expression based on factors of terroir, climate, viticulture, and winemaking technique as you sharpen your blind tasting skills and learn from the pros. If you think you know Chard and Cab, think again...

All palates welcome! The main goal is to learn, taste, and have fun, and anyone is welcome to attend and share in these tastings, voting is optional. No RSVP required. Come on down!

 
K&L Redwood City Blind Chardonnay Tasting Friday October 12th (5pm-6:30pm) | $10  Details

K&L Redwood City Blind Cabernet Tasting Saturday October 13th (1pm-4pm) | $20  Details

May the best wine win!

Thursday
Sep202012

Spanish & Portuguese Wine News: Come Taste this Saturday 9/22 at K&L!

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

Greetings all,

 

It's September, the shelves are full of new arrivals as well as reliable favorites, and of course we are gearing up for a busy Iberian tasting season beginning this Saturday in all of our stores. 

1.) Spanish & Portuguese Tasting this Saturday, September 22nd  in all K&L stores

While the exact selections will vary slightly from store to store, the basic theme this go 'round is northern whites and southern reds.  We'll be highlighting a terrific, biodynamic Portuguese vinho verde producer, not by pouring a typical, lighter fizzy vinho verde but instead opting for their full on bubbly (methode champenoise) and mouth watering, tongue tingling  rosé.  We will also focus on great Galician whites other than albariño.  In SF and Redwood City we'll have one of Spain's great cult whites, the new release of Emilio Rojo Ribeiro.  Worth $60?  You be the judge. Reds will feature some excellent young producers, challenging the popular, yet stupid notion (which admittedly, I have been guilty of from time to time!) that wines above 14% alcohol are never balanced. 

Spread the word, invite your people: http://www.facebook.com/klwines#!/events/244447439011032/ 

View listing on K&L Local Events:  http://www.klwines.com/local_events.asp#5

 

2.) Vibrant Rioja Fall Tastings

It's going to be a great season for Rioja fans.  In October and November we will be partnering with Vibrant Rioja to pour first Thursdays in SF and LA, first Fridays in RC. Visit K&L Local Events or K&L Events on Facebook for lineups and more details as the dates approach.

For all of you up in San Francisco, I will also be joining a few of our favorite suppliers as well as pouring some of our brand new direct imports with Vibrant Rioja at a special event in November. This will be on Friday November 9th from 6-8pm, at 18 Reasons on 3674 18th St. Mark your calendars, it should be lots of fun.

 

3.) New wines to stock up on

Valdesil Montenovo Godello Valdeorras - $14.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1112601

 

Bacalhao Azeitao "JP" Vinho Regional Setubal - $8.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1112472

 

Primitivo Quiles "Cono 4" Jumilla - $11.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1112484

 

Saludos,

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<mailto:joemanekin@klwines.com>

 

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.

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