Archive for the ‘Provence’ Category

From the archives… The Apéro File

Tweet by Kermit Lynch [a follow-up to Jim Harrison’s My Problems with White Wine] By actions, not words, Richard Olney taught me the virtues of the daily apéro, which is French slang for an apéritif. My Webster’s defines apéritif as “an alcoholic beverage, especially wine, taken before meals to stimulate the appetite.” Taken? Well, that’s […]

From the archives… 1986 Cassis Blanc • Clos Sainte Magdeleine

Tweet by Kermit Lynch Back in 1969 before Bacchus waved his magic wand and made me into a wine importer, I was banging about Europe on a penny-pinching holiday. Needing a rest en route from Barcelona to Salzburg, I pulled off the highway to find a hotel. The nearest village was Cassis, proving that accidents […]

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 […]

Sampler de la Femme

Tweet 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 […]

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 […]

Happy Birthday to Domaine Tempier’s Lulu Peyraud!

Tweet   From Kermit     Happy birthday dear Lulu, happy birthday to you. Ninety-eight years young and still warming so many of our hearts with the twinkle in your eyes—I wonder if you know how influential your positive attitude is to us lucky enough to have encountered you on our travels along life’s sometimes rocky […]

That’s Serge with the ’stache

Tweet Celebrating 25 Years with Sang des Cailloux by Kermit Lynch © Gail Skoff That’s Serge with the ’stache, this summer in Provence. When you drink Sang des Cailloux, you are drinking Provence. Yum. Tastes good. Twenty-five years ago, I was thrilled (as a Dylan fan) that Serge’s wine in the glass fit the moniker. […]

Rosé Season Approaches

Tweet Any time someone uses a superlative to describe one of our wines, we tend to appreciate it and enjoy the fact that someone else out there enjoys our wines as much as we do. Kermit has long described the Bandol Rosé from Domaine Tempier as the best rosé in the world. Jeremy Parzen of […]