Posts Tagged ‘Monthly Newsletter’

Farmers’ Markets

Room to Improve? by Kermit Lynch   I brag to French friends about Berkeley’s farmers’ market: how great the quality is, what a large selection of organic produce it features, and that vendors here really are farmers—dear Annabelle Lenderink, for example. The growth of farmers’ markets in this country is amazing. For that luxury I […]

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

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 viticulture […]

Liguria

By Anthony Lynch We love Liguria. The region’s joyous charm is evidenced by its lively wines, delicious creations that speak to an ancient history of grape-growing on steep slopes overlooking irresistible Mediterranean waters. This tradition lives on through the Ruffino family of Punta Crena: Tommaso makes the wine, his brother Paolo sells it, their combined […]

Domaine Comte Abbatucci

by Chris Santini When Jean-Charles Abbatucci returned home to the family farm in Corsica after a long leave of absence, he found something curious. Here he was, in the heart of Corsica, an island with a distinct language and culture, where just about everything is uniquely Corsican, as opposed to French. He stood overlooking his […]

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

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 in […]

Introducing Davide Vignato, Domaine Pierre Guillemot, Mighty Alsace

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 Garganega […]

July Newsletter: New Arrivals Corsica, Rosé Time Continues, François Rousset-Martin

The July Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… NEW ARRIVALS FROM CORSICA > by Chris Santini 2013 MONTE BIANCO ROUGE DOMAINE comte ABBATUCCI I hate to make bold claims, but I gotta say that this is the single greatest pure Sciaccarellu I’ve ever tasted. Once seen as […]

Northern Rhône

  by Dixon Brooke 2014 CROZES HERMITAGE “TIERCEROLLES” BARRUOL / LYNCH > The collaboration between Louis Barruol of Gigondas and Kermit continues to evolve, and if these most recent releases are a sign of the direction this project will take in the future, we are in for a real treat. As quality-seeking merchants with firm […]

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

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 pink […]

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 […]