If you've got five bucks and fifteen minutes, then it behooves you to drop by the Redwood City store tonight between 5 and 6:30 PM tonight and taste the Te Whare Ra selections with winemaker Anna Flowerday. These are some of the best direct-import wines we have at K&L and the Sauvignon Blanc might be the best we have from any region of the world. Ryan Woodhouse, our new Southern Hemisphere wine buyer, has done for our Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa wine department what David OG and I did for the booze. He works his ass off because he loves what he does and it shows in his commitment to his category. Two years ago I wouldn't touch most of the heavy-handed shiraz wines and overly-grassy white wines from down under; today, however, I think his discoveries are some of the most exciting wines we have at K&L—period. With the direct-import pricing we get from using our own middleman, these wines are insanely inexpensive for the quality. Come by tonight and you'll see exactly what I mean (plus, we've got the winemaker herself in town).
Te Whare Ra makes Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling. All of them, plus maybe a few extras, will be available in tonight's event. For $5 you can't drink any better than this in the entire Bay Area. If you even remotely like wine, then you should come by. These are crowd-pleasing expressions that will excite even the most general of drinkers, while simultaneously stunning the more-experienced aficionado.
Get your ass over here tonight!