Prime Burgundy Time
I don't want to toot my own horn, or anything, but let me distract you from spirits for a moment to tell you: never in our store's history have we had as much good Burgundy for affordable prices as we do right now. Alex, Trey, and I have been hard at work behind the scenes, working with new producers and expanding allocations with some of our favorite imports to bring you—for the first time I can remember—more red Burgundy that you can handle.
Seriously. There's almost too much. There's so much delicious new Bourgogne rouge in stock we can't fit it all on the shelf. You can go check out the On the Trail blog where I've been posting about this, or you can click on the links below, but if you even remotely care about wine this is a rare moment in history. It's made that much more exciting (and desperate) by the fact that 2016 is pretty much dead as a vintage in Burgundy. Frost and hail wiped out most of the fruit, so 2014 and 15 will be vintages to grab while they're here.
As if the new Giboulot, Charriére, and Bart values weren't exciting enough (these are a few of our best direct imports), we just got in a batch of closeouts from Diageo that are half-priced and seriously serious. My colleagues and I are currently scrambling to see how much each of us can afford before we send out the big email next week. Again, I stress, this is a rare time at K&L. I remember back in the day during our previous Burgundy era when finding a drinkable, exciting, and character-driven red Burgundy was difficult. Today I don't even know where to start!
2015 is the best red Burgundy vintage I've tasted in my career, so I'm doing whatever I can to alert people to our current surplus of riches. Go over to Pronto down the street on El Camino, get a roasted chicken combination dinner, pop a bottle of $20 Bourgogne rouge, and find out what the fuss is about.
That's most definitely what I'll be doing tonight.