Posts Tagged ‘Loire Valley’

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 […]

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 […]

January Newsletter: New Italian Discoveries, Languedoc Bargains, Loire and Burgundy

Tweet The January newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter…  RHÔNE CLASSICS by Anthony Lynch 2012 CÔTES DU RHÔNE BLANC “SUNFLOWER CUVÉE” BLENDED BY KERMIT LYNCH Our house Côtes-du-Rhône blanc continues to epitomize the category, and with class. Composed of Roussanne, Marsanne, and a dash of Clairette, […]

A Bruce Trip: The Loire Valley

Tweet And this continues the story of Retail Manager Steve Waters’ two week tasting trip through France.  Click here to read the first part of this series. Our first day of tasting in the Loire Valley was extensive.  We had morning visits at Domaine Charles Joguet in Chinon, Catherine and Pierre Breton in Bourgueil, and […]

New Arrivals from Breton

Tweet Thursday evening marked the first staff tasting since Kermit’s departure to France. The tasting covered whites, reds, and rosés from the Loire, the southern Rhône, Provence, and Corsica. As good students of the Lynchianesque tasting philosophy, we started in the north with the Loire and finished in the south with Corsica. Today I’ll focus […]

Two Vouvrays

Tweet In recent memory we have imported just one producer from Vouvray, the wines of Didier and Catherine Champalou. Earlier this year, we began importing a second Vouvray from another Loire Valley husband and wife winemaking team, Pierre and Catherine Breton. The 2008 Vouvray Secs from these two producers recently arrived and I was excited […]

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…

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 […]

Tasting Recap 6/10/09: Great Summer Wines

Tweet Every once in a while during tastings an unintended theme emerges that ties a number of wines together. A theme that goes beyond wines coming from the same region or having similar blends but something that connects seemingly unrelated wines in a way that pre-tasting, one probably would not have put together. Last night’s […]