Archive for the ‘A. & P. de Villaine’ Category

From the archives…An Evening with Aubert de Villaine

by Kermit Lynch      [From the July 1997 Newsletter] Bouzeron, population 151, is a little tail’s end of a village in Burgundy where winter’s night can fall with an especially icy clunk. Its three or four streets were already dead and deserted when I drove up to Aubert de Villaine’s iron gate last November. […]

May Newsletter: Transcendent de Villaine, Quintarelli New Arrivals, & Top Oyster Wines

The May Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… A. & P. DE VILLAINE CÔTE CHALONNAISE TRANSCENDence by Dixon Brooke 2014 BOUZERON > Pierre de Benoist has crafted a masterful and irresistible Aligoté in what is turning out to be a fabulous vintage for white Burgundy. There […]

From Kermit’s Cellar

One of the many perks of working at KLWM is the incredible opportunity to be able to taste old wines from Kermit’s cellar. At staff tastings, more often than not, Kermit shows up with a few bottles from his personal collection that either correlates with a recent arrival or they are wines that Kermit is […]

White Burgundy Sale – Tasting 2

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 Tasting […]

Tasting Recap – Thursday, April 9th

Well, another staff wine tasting here at the wine shop and we have photos to boot! The beauty of working at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant is that the sales staff has ample opportunities to taste everything new, and literally, right off the boat. Our lonesome white of the night was the 2008 Vin de Pays […]

We Taste In The Morning (sometimes)

Most of our staff tastings take place at night after the retail shop closes. However, when all the stars align, we taste in the morning. The presence of Aubert de Villaine in Berkeley brought together the heavenly bodies the other morning and we tasted his stunning reds and whites from the Côte Chalonnaise. Aubert is […]