Posts Tagged ‘Rosé’

The (Im)possible Pairing: Avocados

Tweet Okay, maybe not impossible. In fact, not only is pairing wine with avocados possible, but as we will soon discover, it can be downright magical. After all, Jesus did turn water into wine, and we have no way of being sure Eve did not pick the forbidden fruit from an avocado tree. Here in […]

June Newsletter: Rosé Time!, Exploring the Store, P-A Les Pallières, P-A Brunello

Tweet The June newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… DON’T POSSESS A HUNDRED RUBLES by Katya Karagadayeva I recently came across an interview in which Kermit talks about comparing wines to old friends. Makes sense, right? Just like people, each wine has his or her different […]

Unlikely Agers: Expanding Your Mind and Cellar

Tweet When it comes to laying down wines for ageing, never say never.  In this post, let’s explore the possibility of cellaring wines that aren’t necessarily known for their ability to age. In an effort to change the way we think about the age-worthiness of wine, I will first examine the reasons why we choose […]

A Tour of Bugey with Patrick Bottex

Tweet Patrick Bottex makes one of the most delicious beverages in existence. He runs his tiny operation in the little hamlet of La Cueille, located near the town of Poncin in the Bugey region, somewhere between Lyon and Geneva. Despite the proximity to these major cities and the nearby autoroute, it might nonetheless be an […]

The Best Rosé In The World

Tweet Reynald Delille of Domaine de Terrebrune seems to have made it a rule when pouring his rosé for visitors to slyly say (in English), “the best rosé in the world.” It comes out sheepish and humble, but he believes it, and he’s got a cellar full of back vintages of the rosé to prove […]

Real Men Drink Rosé

Tweet And lots of it. For the manly contingent on the KLWM staff, rosé has no season and any day is a good day to have a glass. Our stocks of rosé were getting low until, thankfully, the first round of the 2009s arrived. If forced to describe 2009 rosé in one sentence, I’d say, […]

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 […]

Events in California: August

Tweet Two great events featuring Kermit Lynch wines will take place in California during August. Details are below. We hope to see you there! Think Pink VIII! A dinner at Café Rouge in Berkeley featuring the rosés of Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant. Thursday Evening, August 6th 1782 4th St. Berkeley, CA 94710 Reservations: 510.525.1440, Open […]

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 […]