On the Trail

Bastille Day — A Great Day to Taste French Wine!

Gary Westby
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K&L is crazy about France any day of the year, but this is a special time. With France doing so well in the World Cup, our love of everything French is reaching a fever pitch. Add on top of that the start of the Tour de France tomorrow and it is almost too much. Luckily, we will be able to let the tricolor fly next Saturday for le quatorze de juillet — Bastille Day.

We will be having a Tour de France of our own, starting (naturally!) in the north with Champagne, traveling down through Burgundy, the Loire, over to Alsace, down to Bordeaux, across to the Rhone and even out to Corsica. With a little bit of luck, les bleues (the French national soccer team) will be resting for the World Cup final while we are enjoying our wine, and we will be able to toast a French winner in Amiens for the days Tour de France stage.

This is what we will be pouring:

2012 Louise Brison Brut Champagne

2015 Guiraud "Le G" Blanc Bordeaux

2015 Alain Chavy Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres

2014 Domaine Vincent Carême "Le Peu Morier" Vouvray Sec

2016 Julien Schaal Riesling Grand Cru “Sommerberg Granite”

2016 Charles Audoin Bourgogne Rouge - new vintage

2015 Reserve d’O Terrasses du Larzac Rouge

2013 Domaine Santamaria Patrimonio Rouge (Corsica)

2016 Moulin de la Gardette Gigondas Tradition

2006 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac

The tasting runs from noon to 3 pm in San Francisco, from 1 pm to 4 pm in Redwood City, and 3 pm to 5:30 pm in LA. Diana will pour in Los Angeles, Joe will pour in San Francisco and I will be pouring in Redwood City. Come and join us — it is going to be a great time!

- Gary Westby