Archive for the ‘Beaujolais’ Category

2015 Cru Beaujolais

by Anthony Lynch Look out, folks—2015 Beaujolais crus are now in stock! After an abnormally hot and dry summer last year, timely late-season rains restored balance to the grapes just before harvest. These wines make a statement—a deep, booming bellow beyond the habitual “Buvez-moi!” we have come to expect from the land of Gamay. Chock-full […]

Sampler de la Femme

by Jennifer Oakes Women have scored some exciting achievements lately in the political, sporting, and human rights realms, and why not? We make up 50 percent of the population, so it shouldn’t be surprising that a woman’s ingenuity, talent, and fortitude would produce social ripples or even full-throttle world change—although she may still have to […]

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

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 12 […]

February Newsletter: An Abundance of New Arrivals from Italy, White Burgundy, Beaujolais Blanc & Rouge

The February Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… ITALIA > by Dixon Brooke As I hope you’ve noticed, we have invested a lot of energy in revitalizing and growing our Italian portfolio over the past few years. It sure has been a lot of fun. We […]

September Newsletter: Consider the Glass, 2011 Maume P-A, New Quintarelli, Southwestern Gems

The September newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… 2012 BEAUJOLAIS LIMITED QUANTITY ALERT by Katya Karagadayeva Despite the challenges that 2012 posed in Beaujolais—there was frost, there was hail, and there was rain—the talent of our producers and a late ripening season blessed us with another […]

One Day In Beaujolais: Château Thivin

In the heart of Beaujolais, Château Thivin is as picturesque as it is historic and hospitable.  I arrived mid-day to meet the Geoffray family who has been making wine in the idyllic surroundings of the Côte de Brouilly for generations.  Greeted by the elegant beauty of the château and also that of Evelyne Geoffray, I […]

A Bruce Trip: A Remembrance

After a fantastic tasting at Domaine Chignard in Fleurie with some of the best charcuterie I’ve ever had in France, we stepped outside and were greeted with a breath-taking view of Mount Blanc on a clear morning.  Not a bad way to start off the day.  Hopping into our vans we sped off and headed […]

Into the Eye of the Strike: Départ

This post marks the first in a series written by Dixon Brooke, detailing his adventures this week, navigating the French transportation system that is currently on strike. Saturday, October, 23rd, 9:30 am I moved back to Berkeley, CA from France a month ago, after 4 ½ years in the foreign legion.  I’m writing this morning […]

An Impromptu Feast: A Tribute To Marcel

Delia Dent, from our office in Beaune, is our guest blogger today. Many of my best memories since I’ve been living in Burgundy are of friends and family visiting, motivating me to show off the best of life in France and giving me an excuse to indulge a bit. One such experience was my sister’s […]

This Cellar is Cold!

Steve Waters joins us again, elaborating on a tasting trip he took a few years back… On a tasting trip in France back in March 2005, my travel companions and I had a running joke about which producer had the coldest cellar.  We’d tasted in some pretty cold ones already while in the snowy Alsace […]