Archive for the ‘Loire Valley’ Category

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 6/10/09: Great Summer Wines

Tweet Every once in a while during tastings an unintended theme emerges that ties a number of wines together. A theme that goes beyond wines coming from the same region or having similar blends but something that connects seemingly unrelated wines in a way that pre-tasting, one probably would not have put together. Last night’s […]

Tasting at Terroir with Catherine Breton

Tweet Next Tuesday, our friends at Terroir in San Francisco are having a tasting featuring wines from the Loire Valley with special guest, Catherine Breton of Domaine Catherine et Pierre Breton. The event requires an RSVP so please give the guys at Terroir a call at 415.558.9946 if you’d like to attend. Also, check out […]

6,000 Oysters and 700 Sausages

Tweet Thanks to everyone who came to our 18th annual Oyster Bliss! During the course of the the day, the hungry crowds ate through 6,000 oysters and 700 sausages, mingled with Kermit, danced a little and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Everyone sure took to heart our Oyster Bliss motto: DON’T SERVE ME ONE. SERVE ME […]

Don’t Forget Oyster Bliss!

Tweet Don’t forget to join us for tomorrow’s 18th annual Oyster Bliss event! Here are the details: Saturday, April 18th 11am to 4pm No reservations required. Hog Island Oysters, homemade sausages by Christopher Lee of Eccolo, and wines by the glass are served à la carte. Cash only! Denis Jamain of Domaine de Reuilly will […]

Tasting Recap – Thursday, April 9th

Tweet Well, another staff wine tasting here at the wine shop and we have photos to boot! The beauty of working at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant is that the sales staff has ample opportunities to taste everything new, and literally, right off the boat. Our lonesome white of the night was the 2008 Vin de […]

Tasting Recap – Thursday, March 26th

Tweet Last week’s staff tasting at the Berkeley shop featured a line-up of classic Kermit Lynch imports. Kermit likes to taste white before red, young before old, and north to south so we started off far to the north in Alsace with a couple wines from Maison Kuentz-Bas. Kuentz-Bas strives for a traditional style of […]

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 […]