Archive for the ‘Rhône’ Category

Tasting Recap 1/21/10: Corsica and the Southern Rhône

Tweet Last week’s staff tasting focused on recent arrivals from Corsica and the south of France. More often than not, Kermit likes to taste north to south, however this time we started in Corsica and moved north to the mainland. Our normal behavior is also to taste white before red, but I’ve heard of other […]

A Vote of Sorts

Tweet We voted at the end of the tasting. Kermit asked, “which red did you like best, the ‘Pourpre’ or the ‘Causse du Bousquet?’” Out of the eight voters  it was a split decision (Kermit was the ninth attendee but didn’t vote). Each red received four votes. What does that mean? It was close, I […]

New Arrivals!

In our recent email blast we featured some new arrivals that we are excited about. Here are a few more, all hailing from the 2008 vintage…

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 […]