Archive for the ‘Burgundy’ Category

Burgundy

Tweet by Dixon Brooke Simply mentioning the word Burgundy is enough to raise the blood pressure of most serious wine lovers. In eastern central France, two hours west of Switzerland, Burgundy is nestled between the wine regions of Champagne to the north, the Jura to the east, the Loire to the west, and the Rhône […]

Artisan Vignerons – In Defense of Prices

Tweet by Anthony Lynch We take pride in the bargains in our portfolio, but from time to time we cannot resist buying wines that some people would deem expensive. Our intention is not to gouge or cheat; in fact, we regret that something like wine, a product of the earth whose purpose is to unify […]

Humble Wines

Tweet by Dustin Soiseth Last fall, a few days before a big portfolio tasting, my colleagues and I got together to go over the featured wines and decide who would pour what. There were some big names in the lineup and serious negotiations ensued as we angled to pour the most prestigious wines. I mostly […]

February Newsletter: Verdicchio at its Finest, 2015 Colin Pre-Arrival, Introducing Luigi Gregoletto, Artisan Vignerons

Tweet The February Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… WHITE BEFORE RED DOMAINE DE LA CADETTE by Emily Spillmann “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” –Aristotle 2015 BOURGOGNE VÉZELAY “LA CHÂTELAINE” > Taking pleasure not only in the finished wines but also in the […]

June Newsletter: 2015 Rosés, Premier Cru Burgundy, & Juicy Italian Values

Tweet The June Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… HERE THEY COME THE 2015 ROSÉS > by Julia Issleib Along with fresh strawberries and white asparagus, rosé is what I most look forward to when early summer rolls around. From north to south, here are six […]

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

Tweet 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. […]

Saint-Aubins from Domaine Larue

Tweet SAINT-AUBIN by Kermit Lynch Long-timers might remember how from the start I looked in all the nooks and crannies for bargain white Burgundies. I needed them for myself and for some of you. The Montagny from Jean Vachet was a huge success, for example. I was also struck by the potential at Saint-Aubin. I […]

April Newsletter: Spring Pop-Up, New Arrivals from Angéline Templier & Daniel Brunier, and a Venetian Sampler

Tweet The April Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… SPRING POP-UP with DANIEL BRUNIER OF VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE and ANGÉLINE TEMPLIER OF J. LASSALLE   It is our pleasure to announce another Pop-Up in the Kermit Lynch parking lot! Please join us on Saturday, April 23, from […]

La Famille Montanet

Tweet by Chris Santini The first of many words to come to mind when I think of the Montanets and their wines is unpretentious. In an era of unfortunate and rampant “luxurization” of Burgundy, here is a family that has achieved enormous success in France, as well as in export markets the world over, yet […]

March Newsletter: 2014 Vieux Télégraphe, Côte d’Or, Alsace—Beyond Riesling

Tweet The March Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… PRE-ARRIVAL OFFER 2014 VIEUX TÉLÉGRAPHE > by Dixon Brooke A meaningful number of the most prestigious (expensive) cuvées of Châteauneuf-du-Pape come from the lieu-dit of La Crau. All of the fruit iused for VT’s classic bottling is […]