Archive for the ‘Bandol’ Category

The Best Rosé In The World

Tweet Reynald Delille of Domaine de Terrebrune seems to have made it a rule when pouring his rosé for visitors to slyly say (in English), “the best rosé in the world.” It comes out sheepish and humble, but he believes it, and he’s got a cellar full of back vintages of the rosé to prove […]

Le Tempier Rosé Est Arrivé

Tweet Little needs to be said outside of “it’s here,” to excite people about Domaine Tempier’s Rosé. The 2009, like every previous vintage, is stunning, and lays down a serious argument for not just being one of the greatest rosés in the world, but one of the world’s greatest wines. It is just so good […]

A Visit from Tour du Bon

Tweet During the summer we received a surprise visit from one of our French winemakers, Agnès Henry from Domaine de la Tour du Bon in Bandol. Agnès came in right as the shop opened and introduced herself. I chatted with her a while and showed her where her wines are located in the shop. This […]

July Newsletter Now Available Online

Tweet The July newsletter is now available! Download the PDF by clicking here. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… 2007 Bandol, Domaine Tempier Pre-Arrival Yes, I  just arrived at my place near Domaine Tempier and immediately visited to re-taste their great 2007s now that they are in bottle. How convenient! It is a great vintage for […]

Independence Day Wines

Tweet The time around July 4th is when French wine sales take a little hit. Domestic wineries jump on the “buy American” bandwagon and people head to their local shops that feature their favorite homegrown wines. This makes sense, right? July 4th = Zinfandel? Why on earth would you buy a bottle of French wine […]

Tasting Recap: 5/20/09, Rosés and Southern Reds

Tweet The other night we tasted through our first large shipment of 2008 rosés and some other recent arrivals. Here are the highlights… 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault and man does that Syrah show in the 2008 Languedoc Rosé from Château Lascaux ($14.95). The Lascaux Rosé consistently has a peppery spice to […]

2008 Tempier Rosé… It’s Here!

Tweet The moment that you rosé drinkers have been waiting for has finally arrived: the 2008 Bandol Rosé from Domaine Tempier is now in the Berkeley shop! Give us a call at 510.524.1524 or come by the shop and pick some up before we drink it all. No really, we might drink it all…it’s that […]

Rosé Season Approaches

Tweet Any time someone uses a superlative to describe one of our wines, we tend to appreciate it and enjoy the fact that someone else out there enjoys our wines as much as we do. Kermit has long described the Bandol Rosé from Domaine Tempier as the best rosé in the world. Jeremy Parzen of […]