Archive for the ‘White Wine’ Category

A Guide to the Jura Through the Wines of François Rousset-Martin

Tweet By Anthony Lynch      The Jura wine world is a fascinating, mysterious, and at times confusing one. The region’s recent surge in popularity on American wine lists lies in stark contrast with how strange its wines come across to the uninitiated, with many of its indigenous production methods and quirky winemakers requiring more […]

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 […]

An Update from André

Tweet Once or twice a year, André Ostertag takes pen to paper to keep us up-to-date on how the current vintage in Alsace is progressing and to provide us with his most recent philosophical musings. Winter is typically a quiet time in the winery and vineyards—monitoring fermentations and pruning vines only take so much time—and […]

A question from Kermit Lynch to you…

Tweet As regular readers of our newsletter know, Kermit spends a good chunk of his year in France and Italy. He works, he relaxes, he visits friends. One of his absolute favorite places to mix his work and pleasure is on the island of Corsica. He just returned to his Provençal home after spending a […]

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 […]

Meursault, May 12th, 2009

Tweet I’ve just come down the hill from the lost hamlet of Blagny, up in the hills above Puligny-Montrachet in the Côte d’Or in Burgundy. You may have heard the name “Blagny” before, attached to a bottle of premier cru Meursault-Blagny, or perhaps even a bottle of the increasingly rare Blagny Rouge. The tiny, ancient […]

White Burgundy Sale – Tasting 2

Tweet Our white Burgundy sale is currently on in full force. 20% off by the bottle, 30% off by the case. For a list of the wines, click here. Here are the notes from our second round of tasting… 2006 Puligny-Montrachet “La Truffière” 1er Cru • Bruno Colin Normally $115.00, 20% off per bottle $92.00 […]

May Newsletter Now Available Online

Tweet The May newsletter is now available! Download the PDF by clicking here. In this month’s newsletter… PRE-ARRIVAL OFFER 2007 GIGONDAS • DOMAINE LES PALLIÈRES So, two Pallières this year. One wears the designation “Les Racines,” or The Roots. It comes from what were the original vines planted around the ancient winery. I go for […]

White Burgundy Sale – Tasting 1

Tweet In next month’s newsletter we’ll be advertising a very large sale on a selection of some of our highest quality wines: WHITE BURGUNDY. Kermit is pretty high on the 2007 white Burgundies and wants to start making space for them. We’ve decided to start the sale a few days early. For a list of […]