Archive for the ‘Monthly Newsletter’ Category

May Newsletter: 2013 Lucien Boillot & Fils P-A, The Latest Finds from Friuli and Chianti, New Beginnings Sampler

Tweet The May Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… PRE-ARRIVAL OFFER 2013 DOMAINE LUCIEN BOILLOT & FILS by Dixon Brooke In Burgundy, 2013 was another year in which Mother Nature reduced the size of the crop without consulting the growers. Hail was a big factor in the […]

April Newsletter: KL Shocker: “Sterile Filtration a Blessing,” 101-Point Wines, Raveneau Switches to Beer, Big Selection of Unnatural Wines

Tweet The April Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… 101-POINT SAMPLER > by Anthony Lynch This month’s sampler contains six wines that received a perfect score—or better. Our panel of experts sampled each wine on separate occasions, at his or her desired pace, with appropriately selected food, […]

March Newsletter: The Quiet Lion of Alsace, Comtesse de Chérisey P-A, Coastal Sampler, Sylvain’s Carignan

Tweet The March Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… LANGHE NEBBIOLO by Dixon Brooke 2013 LANGHE NEBBIOLO “CAMILU” • GUIDO PORRO > Porro of Serralunga makes a Nebbiolo that is easily confused with Barolo—a little too easily. I think I’ve said too much already. I guess the thing […]

February Newsletter: 2013 Vieux Télégraphe PA, Mark’s Farewell Sampler, Cellar-worthy Selections

Tweet The February Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… Farewell Sampler > by Mark Congero Folks, it has been a great run here at KLWM, but after eight years, I am moving on. I am, along with my wife and daughter, headed to Maui. Island life awaits: […]

The Struggle of the Languedoc

Tweet by Chris Santini Hard to imagine but true, Gaddafi once sent a team of Libyan messengers deep in the hills of the Languedoc to meet with a group of angry and exasperated vignerons. The year was 1973, and a century of boiling tensions between these growers and the omnipotent local négociants had culminated in […]

January Newsletter: Bordeaux Trembles, Lapierre Morgon, Value of The Month, Italian Crowd-Pleasers

Tweet The January newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… BENCHMARK BEAUJOLAIS by Jane Berg 2013 MORGON • M. & C. LAPIERRE Among the things I love most about living in France is what the French call the apéritif dînatoire. A proper translation doesn’t exist, though the concept […]

December Newsletter: Legendary Quintarelli, Sweet Temptation, Big Bottles, Holiday Gift Selections

Tweet The December newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS Open Sunday, December 21 & Monday, December 22 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. • **Yes! We’ll be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.** CHAMPAGNE, EVERY DAY by Katya Karagadayeva Grilled broccoli romanesco […]

November Newsletter: Jules Chauvet Revisited, New Arrivals from Benevelli, Alsatian Riesling, Champagne Sale!

Tweet The November newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… 2014 BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU NOUVEAU IN BERKELEY What is it that gets us excited each year for the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau? Is it foggy memories of Nouveau celebrations from the past? NO! It is the yearly update we […]

October Newsletter: 2012 August Clape Pre-Arrival, Peter Dipoli: A Pioneer from Alto Adige, Atypical Alsatian Selections

Tweet The October newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… PIEDMONT TWO FROM FANTINO by Dixon Brooke I’m itching with excitement to introduce these two, from opposite ends of the wide spectrum of vinous wonders emanating from the Fantino vines and cellars in Monforte d’Alba. A starter and […]

September Newsletter: New Arrivals from Liguria & Valle d’Aosta, Burgundy Traditionalists, Late Summer Sampler

Tweet The September newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter…  Late Summer Sampler by Mark Congero Is there a better way to celebrate the bounty of the season than with a late summer pizza party? Well, that is exactly what a handful of my KLWM colleagues and […]