Posts Tagged ‘Rhône’

Northern Rhône

Tweet   by Dixon Brooke 2014 CROZES HERMITAGE “TIERCEROLLES” BARRUOL / LYNCH > The collaboration between Louis Barruol of Gigondas and Kermit continues to evolve, and if these most recent releases are a sign of the direction this project will take in the future, we are in for a real treat. As quality-seeking merchants with […]

September Newsletter: Premier Cru Burgundies, Rhône Wines, Northern Italy

Tweet The September Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… PREMIER CRU BURGUNDIES by Anthony Lynch 2013 SANTENAY ROUGE 1ER CRU “LE BEAUREPAIRE” JEAN-MARC VINCENT > Jean-Marc and Anne-Marie Vincent represent a breed of vigneron that is harder and harder to come by. The elegance and seductiveness of this Pinot Noir […]

March Newsletter: Saving Biancu Gentile, New from the Bruniers, 2012 Boillot P-A

Tweet The March newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter…  THE ARTISTRY OF GRAMENON  by Dixon Brooke Michèle Aubéry-Laurent and her son Maxime François Laurent (whose wines are vinified at Gramenon) are among the precious few winemakers in Europe making grand, age-worthy wines that are vinified with […]

February Newsletter: Cuvée Spéciale Rosé! The Lost Grapes of Corsica, 2012 Vieux Télégraphe PA

Tweet The February newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… SOUTHERN RHÔNE RED SAMPLER by Clark Z. Terry The variety of red wine produced in the southern Rhône is a story of slopes and stones, with one common denominator—Grenache. The Rhône Valley is so wide it takes […]

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, […]

Clairette de Die: A Day in the Drôme Valley

Tweet The Drôme département may be the best-kept secret in France. While the Drôme river is a tributary to the Rhône, the two regions share little in common. The Rhône Valley, despite its picturesque orchards and steep banks (think Côte-Rôtie), is largely a world of freeways, industry, and pollution. Just south of Valence, the two […]

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 […]

A Short Rib Obsession

Tweet Today’s guest blogger is salesman Chris Bunag… Amongst the staff here at KLWM, we not only talk about wine but we also talk a lot about food. Conversations regularly revolve around what we are making for dinner, our latest great restaurant find, and what wine to pair with what dish. I remember one day […]

Tasting Recap 1/21/10: Corsica and the Southern Rhône

Tweet Last week’s staff tasting focused on recent arrivals from Corsica and the south of France. More often than not, Kermit likes to taste north to south, however this time we started in Corsica and moved north to the mainland. Our normal behavior is also to taste white before red, but I’ve heard of other […]