Archive for the ‘Monthly Newsletter’ Category

December Newsletter: Values of the Month, White Burgundy

Tweet The December Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… VALUES OF THE MONTH selected by kermit lynch by Dixon Brooke We’ve got two Kermit Lynch custom selections here, an old friend and a new face. We are excited about having a white selection out of Italy, […]

Visit the Loire

Tweet by Kermit Lynch During my recent visit to the Chinon/Bourgueil region for tastings, I couldn’t help thinking of my readers and clients, and how much you might enjoy the same trip, but as a vacation. You will discover a special charm and dynamic. There is a lot of great old stuff to see—the plentiful […]

November Newsletter: Introducing Weingut Carlotto, Toscana

Tweet The November Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… INTRODUCING WEINGUT CARLOTTO by Dixon Brooke The search for the holy grail of Lagrein ended at the humble doorstep of this tiny father-daughter estate in the town of Ora, just south of Bolzano in Italy’s Alto Adige. […]

MOLD

Tweet by Kermit Lynch   © Gail Skoff Mold might be considered a tough sell these days, but here I go. When I began to buy wine in Burgundy in the seventies, the vignerons had a saying: If you build a cave, a winery installation, and mold doesn’t grow in it, start all over in […]

October Newsletter: Mold, The Guardian of Burgundy, New Domaines

Tweet The October Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… FOUR DECADES OF CATHERINE & PIERRE BRETON > by Dixon Brooke © Catherine & Pierre Breton The Bretons are quite a couple. Let’s start with the fact that their last name, Breton, is literally a synonym for […]

September Newsletter: Premier Cru Burgundies, Rhône Wines, Northern Italy

Tweet The September Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… PREMIER CRU BURGUNDIES by Anthony Lynch 2013 SANTENAY ROUGE 1ER CRU “LE BEAUREPAIRE” JEAN-MARC VINCENT > Jean-Marc and Anne-Marie Vincent represent a breed of vigneron that is harder and harder to come by. The elegance and seductiveness of this Pinot Noir […]

August Newsletter: Staff Selections!, 2013 Jobard PA, Vigneron de l’Année

Tweet The August Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… VINEYARD SALAD > by Chris Santini A good friend of mine who interned for several months at Domaine Barral recently described to me how Michelin two- and three-star chefs from all over France would regularly descend upon […]

July Newsletter: Tempier P-A, Raiding the Cellar, Rosé Time Continues!

Tweet The July Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… Top TEMPIER ROSÉ HAS ARRIVED . . . AMONG OTHERS! by Anthony Lynch 2014 BANDOL ROSÉ > DOMAINE TEMPIER I recently heard somebody say that “rosé season” had begun. Rosé season?! What a preposterous notion. Years of […]

June Newsletter: Quintarelli, Rosé Time!, It’s Happening in Paris

Tweet The June Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… ROSÉ TIME—FINALLY! > by Dixon Brooke Strikes at the port of Oakland—something we haven’t been accustomed to on this side of the pond—delayed our annual releases of freshly bottled rosé direct from mainland France and Corsica. We struggle […]

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 […]