Archive for the ‘Rosé’ Category

How to Chill Wine: A Professional’s Guide to Cooling Fermented Grape Beverages

Tweet Thirst is an affliction that can strike at any moment. The desire to satisfy this vicious desire can be overwhelming, especially in the summertime when the sun’s rays tempt us beyond reason to sit down and enjoy a cool glass of wine. Consequently, I have compiled a list of proven methods to properly chill […]

A Tour of Bugey with Patrick Bottex

Tweet Patrick Bottex makes one of the most delicious beverages in existence. He runs his tiny operation in the little hamlet of La Cueille, located near the town of Poncin in the Bugey region, somewhere between Lyon and Geneva. Despite the proximity to these major cities and the nearby autoroute, it might nonetheless be an […]

The Best Rosé In The World

Tweet Reynald Delille of Domaine de Terrebrune seems to have made it a rule when pouring his rosé for visitors to slyly say (in English), “the best rosé in the world.” It comes out sheepish and humble, but he believes it, and he’s got a cellar full of back vintages of the rosé to prove […]

Real Men Drink Rosé

Tweet And lots of it. For the manly contingent on the KLWM staff, rosé has no season and any day is a good day to have a glass. Our stocks of rosé were getting low until, thankfully, the first round of the 2009s arrived. If forced to describe 2009 rosé in one sentence, I’d say, […]

A Visit To Domaine de Fontsainte

Tweet On a recent wine trip through the beautiful and still underappreciated Languedoc region of southern France, I had the pleasure to pay my friend Bruno Laboucarié a visit. Bruno represents the current generation of the Laboucarié family managing their property, Domaine de Fontsainte, in the appellation of Corbières.  He took the reins from his […]

Low Alcohol Wine Selection

Tweet Long ago I learned to appreciate subtlety and finesse in a wine.  Maybe that’s why I work here, right?  But I use those descriptors often when I speak about wine – especially a wine that draws you in seductively instead of punching you in the nose, and on the palate leaves a perfumed aftertaste […]

Events in California: August

Tweet Two great events featuring Kermit Lynch wines will take place in California during August. Details are below. We hope to see you there! Think Pink VIII! A dinner at Café Rouge in Berkeley featuring the rosés of Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant. Thursday Evening, August 6th 1782 4th St. Berkeley, CA 94710 Reservations: 510.525.1440, Open […]

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 […]

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 […]