Posts Tagged ‘Alsace’

November Newsletter: Annual Champagne Sale, Grand Cru Alsace, Brunello

Tweet The November Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… CHAMPAGNE A NEW ERA by Anthony Lynch Times are changing in the Champagne world. From its chalky fields to the cool, dim cellars below, producers are rethinking their approach to the storied bubbly, aided by advances in […]

September Newsletter: The Humble Artisan of Givry, Provençal Style, Albert Boxler, & more

Tweet The September Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… THE HUMBLE ARTISAN OF GIVRY by Dixon Brooke François Lumpp (pronounced “lamp”) may not be on the list of Burgundy’s most recognized growers yet, but I expect this to change. Lumpp has been quietly toiling his vineyards […]

Introducing Davide Vignato, Domaine Pierre Guillemot, Mighty Alsace

Tweet The August Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… INTRODUCING DAVIDE VIGNATO by Dixon Brooke I am so grateful for having discovered this obscure region, in the volcanic basalt hills east of Soave in northern Italy’s Veneto. I have always loved Venetian whites made from the […]

Trois Châteaux from Kuentz-Bas

Tweet I have just returned from a two-week tasting trip to France that ended in the beautiful region of Alsace. I am in love with the region, the people, and the wines, and I hope all my purchases will continue to find appreciative homes in America! I am inspired by the work that young Samuel […]

A French Woman in the Bay Area

Tweet by Sarah Hernan I know this title sounds quite common around here—you must be thinking yet another French person! And I couldn’t blame you as I have never been in a foreign country with such a huge French community. Every time I walk around San Francisco or Berkeley, I almost feel like home—hearing my […]

A Crusade for Alsace Part III: Meyer-Fonné

Tweet History runs deep at Domaine Meyer-Fonné. The ancestors of vigneron Félix Meyer emigrated to Katzenthal from Switzerland in 1732. The family’s winemaking tradition began in the late 19th century, when Félix’s great grandfather purchased their property and the house where the domaine still sits and started growing vines.  Katzenthal is known for its steep […]

A Crusade for Alsace Part I

Tweet If you are a regular reader of the Kermit Lynch newsletter, you might be aware of Dixon Brooke’s reverence for the wines of Alsace. He regularly extols the many virtues of our three Alsatian domaines and recently wrote: “Forgive me if I seem to be playing a familiar tune, but I am determined to […]

A Testament to Quality

Tweet I vividly remember the first staff tasting of Alsatian producer Meyer-Fonné in January of 2007. We recently received a shipment of a dozen or so of their Rieslings, Pinot Blancs, Gewurztraminers, and Pinot Gris bottlings and Kermit was excited to show them off to the staff. He had tasted samples in France with Daniel […]