Posts Tagged ‘Tempier’

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… Lulu’s Aioli Secret

Tweet by Kermit Lynch We are excited to announce a new “From the archives” series. We will be sharing handpicked favorites from Kermit’s newsletters—going back to the early 80’s through the 00’s! We hope you enjoy these blasts-from-the-past. Stay tuned for more. Lulu is Lulu Peyraud of Domaine Tempier. Aioli is the garlicky mayonnaise of […]

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 […]

Remembering Jim Harrison

Tweet   Today we remember Jim Harrison, author, poet, and bon vivant. Jim was a  friend of Kermit’s in addition to sharing an appreciation for fine wines such as Domaine Tempier and Domaine La Tour Vieille. He was also an occasional contributor to our newsletter—his essay below was first published in March 2007. Please join […]

July Newsletter: Staff Selections, Pique-Nique Packs, 2011 Domaine Tempier P-A

Tweet The June newsletter is now available. Click here to download the pdf. Highlights from this month’s newsletter…  STAFF SELECTIONS by Steve Waters, Retail Manager It’s so refreshing when clients come into our store describing an experience with another vendor and state unequivocally, “You just don’t get the same high level of customer service that […]

Tasting Recap: 5/20/09, Rosés and Southern Reds

Tweet The other night we tasted through our first large shipment of 2008 rosés and some other recent arrivals. Here are the highlights… 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault and man does that Syrah show in the 2008 Languedoc Rosé from Château Lascaux ($14.95). The Lascaux Rosé consistently has a peppery spice to […]

2008 Tempier Rosé… It’s Here!

Tweet The moment that you rosé drinkers have been waiting for has finally arrived: the 2008 Bandol Rosé from Domaine Tempier is now in the Berkeley shop! Give us a call at 510.524.1524 or come by the shop and pick some up before we drink it all. No really, we might drink it all…it’s that […]