Archive for the ‘Rosé’ Category

February Newsletter: Verdicchio at its Finest, 2015 Colin Pre-Arrival, Introducing Luigi Gregoletto, Artisan Vignerons

Tweet The February Newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter… WHITE BEFORE RED DOMAINE DE LA CADETTE by Emily Spillmann “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” –Aristotle 2015 BOURGOGNE VÉZELAY “LA CHÂTELAINE” > Taking pleasure not only in the finished wines but also in the […]

Antoine Arena’s Rosé

Tweet by Kermit Lynch During 2016 I had the pleasure of going wine hunting in five satellites: Pays Basque, Catalonia, Corsica, Sardinia, and Sicily. I imagine them breaking the colonial chains that bind and forming a United Independent States for strength in numbers while controlling their own destinies. Corsica has been free only a handful […]

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

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet 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 […]

A Call to Arms: Rosé All Year

Tweet by Anthony Lynch American wine drinkers have come a long way in the past forty years. It may be difficult to recall—many of us were not even born, and perhaps we subconsciously blocked this dark age from our memories—but there was once a time, in this dearly beloved country of ours, when the average […]

How to Chill Wine: A Professional’s Guide to Cooling Fermented Grape Beverages

Tweet Thirst is an affliction that can strike at any moment. The desire to satisfy this vicious desire can be overwhelming, especially in the summertime when the sun’s rays tempt us beyond reason to sit down and enjoy a cool glass of wine. Consequently, I have compiled a list of proven methods to properly chill […]

A Tour of Bugey with Patrick Bottex

Tweet Patrick Bottex makes one of the most delicious beverages in existence. He runs his tiny operation in the little hamlet of La Cueille, located near the town of Poncin in the Bugey region, somewhere between Lyon and Geneva. Despite the proximity to these major cities and the nearby autoroute, it might nonetheless be an […]

The Best Rosé In The World

Tweet Reynald Delille of Domaine de Terrebrune seems to have made it a rule when pouring his rosé for visitors to slyly say (in English), “the best rosé in the world.” It comes out sheepish and humble, but he believes it, and he’s got a cellar full of back vintages of the rosé to prove […]

Real Men Drink Rosé

Tweet And lots of it. For the manly contingent on the KLWM staff, rosé has no season and any day is a good day to have a glass. Our stocks of rosé were getting low until, thankfully, the first round of the 2009s arrived. If forced to describe 2009 rosé in one sentence, I’d say, […]

A Visit To Domaine de Fontsainte

Tweet On a recent wine trip through the beautiful and still underappreciated Languedoc region of southern France, I had the pleasure to pay my friend Bruno Laboucarié a visit. Bruno represents the current generation of the Laboucarié family managing their property, Domaine de Fontsainte, in the appellation of Corbières.  He took the reins from his […]