Archive for the ‘Monthly Newsletter’ Category

October Newsletter: Mold, The Guardian of Burgundy, New Domaines

The October Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… FOUR DECADES OF CATHERINE & PIERRE BRETON > by Dixon Brooke © Catherine & Pierre Breton The Bretons are quite a couple. Let’s start with the fact that their last name, Breton, is literally a synonym for the […]

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

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 is […]

August Newsletter: Staff Selections!, 2013 Jobard PA, Vigneron de l’Année

The August Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… VINEYARD SALAD > by Chris Santini A good friend of mine who interned for several months at Domaine Barral recently described to me how Michelin two- and three-star chefs from all over France would regularly descend upon Didier […]

July Newsletter: Tempier P-A, Raiding the Cellar, Rosé Time Continues!

The July Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… Top TEMPIER ROSÉ HAS ARRIVED . . . AMONG OTHERS! by Anthony Lynch 2014 BANDOL ROSÉ > DOMAINE TEMPIER I recently heard somebody say that “rosé season” had begun. Rosé season?! What a preposterous notion. Years of research […]

June Newsletter: Quintarelli, Rosé Time!, It’s Happening in Paris

The June Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… ROSÉ TIME—FINALLY! > by Dixon Brooke Strikes at the port of Oakland—something we haven’t been accustomed to on this side of the pond—delayed our annual releases of freshly bottled rosé direct from mainland France and Corsica. We struggle to […]

May Newsletter: 2013 Lucien Boillot & Fils P-A, The Latest Finds from Friuli and Chianti, New Beginnings Sampler

The May Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… PRE-ARRIVAL OFFER 2013 DOMAINE LUCIEN BOILLOT & FILS by Dixon Brooke In Burgundy, 2013 was another year in which Mother Nature reduced the size of the crop without consulting the growers. Hail was a big factor in the Côte […]

April Newsletter: KL Shocker: “Sterile Filtration a Blessing,” 101-Point Wines, Raveneau Switches to Beer, Big Selection of Unnatural Wines

The April Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… 101-POINT SAMPLER > by Anthony Lynch This month’s sampler contains six wines that received a perfect score—or better. Our panel of experts sampled each wine on separate occasions, at his or her desired pace, with appropriately selected food, and […]

March Newsletter: The Quiet Lion of Alsace, Comtesse de Chérisey P-A, Coastal Sampler, Sylvain’s Carignan

The March Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… LANGHE NEBBIOLO by Dixon Brooke 2013 LANGHE NEBBIOLO “CAMILU” • GUIDO PORRO > Porro of Serralunga makes a Nebbiolo that is easily confused with Barolo—a little too easily. I think I’ve said too much already. I guess the thing that […]

February Newsletter: 2013 Vieux Télégraphe PA, Mark’s Farewell Sampler, Cellar-worthy Selections

The February Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… Farewell Sampler > by Mark Congero Folks, it has been a great run here at KLWM, but after eight years, I am moving on. I am, along with my wife and daughter, headed to Maui. Island life awaits: warm […]

The Struggle of the Languedoc

by Chris Santini Hard to imagine but true, Gaddafi once sent a team of Libyan messengers deep in the hills of the Languedoc to meet with a group of angry and exasperated vignerons. The year was 1973, and a century of boiling tensions between these growers and the omnipotent local négociants had culminated in gunfights […]