Posts Tagged ‘Red’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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…

Blended By Kermit Lynch

Tweet As mentioned in our June Newsletter, with our 2008 Côtes du Rhône Blanc “Sunflower Cuvée” we’ve added a new bottling to our line of wines labeled “Blended by Kermit Lynch.” These “house” wines are great values and hard to keep on the floor, making it rare that we have all five Kermit Lynch blends […]

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 6/17/09: Italian Beauties

Tweet I’m going to let you all in on a little secret…Kermit Lynch has imported Italian wines since the 1970s. Crazy I know, but it’s the truth. Just like his work in France, for years Kermit has sourced small Italian producers making wines that are indicative of vintage and place. Over the past couple years […]

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 […]

Tasting Recap: 5/20/09, Rosés and Southern Reds

Tweet The other night we tasted through our first large shipment of 2008 rosés and some other recent arrivals. Here are the highlights… 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault and man does that Syrah show in the 2008 Languedoc Rosé from Château Lascaux ($14.95). The Lascaux Rosé consistently has a peppery spice to […]