Come Taste Rippon This Week!
I continue to advocate on behalf of my friend Ryan Woodhouse who continues to supply me with the best wine at K&L—hands down. One of my favorite people is in town this week: Nick Mills, from Rippon Winery. He's going to do two public events at K&L while he's here:
San Francisco: Thursday 3/3 @ 5-6:30pm
Redwood City: Friday 3/4 @ 5-6:30pm
The tastings are $5 per person and you'll taste:
2013 Rippon Riesling Lake Wanaka Central Otago $24.99
2007 Rippon "Rippon" Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Central Otago $44.99
2009 Rippon "Rippon" Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Central Otago $44.99
2011 Rippon "Emma's Block" Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Central Otago $79.99
2011 Rippon "Tinker's Field" Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Central Otago $89.99
That's a pretty stellar line-up for five bucks, but what do I know? Not only will you get to taste great wines, you'll get to meet the man behind the wines. Nick Mills worked at DRC for God's sake! Domaine de la Romanée-Conti: the most famous, respected, and revered wine producer in the world (read Ryan's On the Trail post here). He's a hoot, and he knows a lot about farming, skiing, and being a generally cool dude.
I wish we could do awesome events like this in the store with spirits, but the CA spirits tasting license is so restrictive. At least you can taste some great wines though. Make an effort for this one. It's really worth your time.