Posts Tagged ‘Burgundy’

Varsity Quaffing

Tweet As winter slowly winds down, the days become longer, springtime vegetables start to appear in the market, and my taste buds turn away from big, hearty wines in favor of the easily devoured quaffer. It’s a theme that never gets old around KLWM. Shortly after graduating college, I moved to France to lead bicycle […]

Into the Eye of the Strike: Arrivée

Tweet Sunday, October 24 My flight arrived on time in Paris.  Sailed through passport control and customs without much fanfare.  Jumped in a cab and told my cabbie I was glad he wasn’t on strike.  “Il faut travailler” was his response, you have to work.  Right answer.  He is from Cambodia and has lived here […]

Terroir You Can See

Tweet In early August, I paid a visit to vigneron Laurent Martelet of Domaine Comtesse Bernard de Cherisey in his enchanting corner of Burgundy, the Hameau de Blagny. My visit was well-timed because in the July newsletter, Kermit wrote about Laurent’s premier crus and put them on pre-arrival at an excellent discount.  We all look […]

Off To France

Tweet Vacation time can means different things for employees of KLWM. So far this year we’ve headed to Hawaii, Vermont, Zion National Park, and a few have taken the relaxing “stay-cation,” choosing just to stay home. I’ll be following in the footsteps of many salespeople who decide to spend their precious vacation time traveling to […]

Tasting Recap 8/27/09: Languedoc, Burgundy, & the Southwest

Tweet Thursday’s staff tasting featured a wide range of regions and styles. Because of this diversity we didn’t hold to our usual north to south tasting order but instead jumped around. We started in the Languedoc with some new arrivals from Saint Martin de la Garrigue. Here’s a brief history of Saint Martin as told […]

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 […]

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 […]