Archive for the ‘Burgundy’ Category

September Newsletter: Consider the Glass, 2011 Maume P-A, New Quintarelli, Southwestern Gems

Tweet The September newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… 2012 BEAUJOLAIS LIMITED QUANTITY ALERT by Katya Karagadayeva Despite the challenges that 2012 posed in Beaujolais—there was frost, there was hail, and there was rain—the talent of our producers and a late ripening season blessed us with […]

The Bourgogne Sessions

Tweet In 2006, Kermit sat down with photographer Dean Berdusis and sommelier Justin Leone to chat about Burgundy. Dean recently posted the interview and passed it on to us. We hope you enjoy the video. Click here to view the video on Vimeo.

Varsity Quaffing

Tweet As winter slowly winds down, the days become longer, springtime vegetables start to appear in the market, and my taste buds turn away from big, hearty wines in favor of the easily devoured quaffer. It’s a theme that never gets old around KLWM. Shortly after graduating college, I moved to France to lead bicycle […]

Into the Eye of the Strike: Arrivée

Tweet Sunday, October 24 My flight arrived on time in Paris.  Sailed through passport control and customs without much fanfare.  Jumped in a cab and told my cabbie I was glad he wasn’t on strike.  “Il faut travailler” was his response, you have to work.  Right answer.  He is from Cambodia and has lived here […]

Terroir You Can See

Tweet In early August, I paid a visit to vigneron Laurent Martelet of Domaine Comtesse Bernard de Cherisey in his enchanting corner of Burgundy, the Hameau de Blagny. My visit was well-timed because in the July newsletter, Kermit wrote about Laurent’s premier crus and put them on pre-arrival at an excellent discount.  We all look […]

Off To France

Tweet Vacation time can means different things for employees of KLWM. So far this year we’ve headed to Hawaii, Vermont, Zion National Park, and a few have taken the relaxing “stay-cation,” choosing just to stay home. I’ll be following in the footsteps of many salespeople who decide to spend their precious vacation time traveling to […]

Colin Family White Burgs Scream “Drink Me”

Tweet The 2008s from Bruno Colin and his father Michel of Colin-Deléger were recently offered at pre-arrival prices. Sample bottles for our staff tasting arrived mid-May. We found the 2008s to be beautifully approachable—there is much pleasure to be had now. They are complex, vivid wines, real stunners. They scream, “drink me” as the aroma […]

August Newsletter Now Available Online

Tweet The August newsletter is now available! Download the PDF by clicking here. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… PRE-ARRIVAL OFFER: 2007 DOMAINE ENTE I want good homes for these wines. They are for palates that are educated in the ways and wiles of white Burgundy. You have to appreciate nerve, minerality, precision, and impeccability. Domaine […]

June Newsletter Now Available Online

Tweet The June newsletter is now available! Download the PDF by clicking here. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… Pre-Arrival Red Burgundy by Dixon Brooke I think the time is ripe to revisit the annals of KLWM wine lore for our own version of the vintage chart. The truth is that Kermit did publish one, but […]

Meursault, May 12th, 2009

Tweet I’ve just come down the hill from the lost hamlet of Blagny, up in the hills above Puligny-Montrachet in the Côte d’Or in Burgundy. You may have heard the name “Blagny” before, attached to a bottle of premier cru Meursault-Blagny, or perhaps even a bottle of the increasingly rare Blagny Rouge. The tiny, ancient […]