KermitLynchBox strikes again!

This may sound a bit odd, so I’ll just write its name: Le Pigeoulet en Provence, vin de pays de vaucluse. Whew. Long, hard to get a tongue around. This was from the Kermit LynchBox #1. That box was about a 10:2 “really good” to “meh” but not horrible. OK, it was really more like…

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Macon Macon

2007 Merlin “La Roche Vineuse” and a 2006 Perrusset Mâcon-Villages. Both of these wines are from the Macon growing region, more or less wedged between the white burgundiws of Cotes de Beaune and Beaujolais. I believe both are organically grown 100% chardonnay and fermented in stainless steel. Both are very nice—clean, crisp chardonnays. Neither is…

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Ridge Grenache

Back in early December, G had to go up to Napa for some meetings. We hadn’t been up there for a few years, so we arrived early and took in some wineries before the work began. With somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 wineries in the area, we came up with the idea of only…

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I’ll take your Bandol and this

Personal Wine Buyer just wrote about a pair of rosés. The Domaine Tempier is my all-time favorite, but it’s not inexpensive for a rose. Although I’m still working through a backlog of wine and food reviews that nobody is apparently going to write for me, life goes one.  So, some of the older favorites are…

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mas y mas y mas y mas

Remember that Kinky song? Where the singer shouts our “Mas y mas y mas y mas” (More and more and more and more). Oh well, your loss. And not having another case of this 2005 Mas Perla Priorat is my loss. Purchased as a future back in spring of 2009 for delivery in the fall…

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j’avais soif

Well, happy new year, everyone. It’s been crazy here and there have been a lot of excellent value wines since I last posted. I am in love. Yes, I am in love with my wife. And I love my dog (although perhaps in a different way). I love food. I love tasty wine…especially when it’s…

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Sparkle Eye Technique

Many of you may not know that G & I are compelled to drink champagne (or a champagne-like sparkly wine) every month on a certain day. It’s a health thing. We do it for the children. Really. Anyway, as our dollar goes lower and lower in value (hooray, US exports are rising / boo! it’s…

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Pinot Noir Run Down

We’ve finally completed the blog posts from our recent trip to the Burgundy region of France. Believe it or not, we’ve actually been eating and drinking over the past month. So, in the interest of time and timeliness, the following is all of the as-yet unreviewed pinot noirs whose bottles litter the office floor. These…

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What is in the box?

It’s like an early Xmas! My friend Tom over at Personal Wine Buyer has written over the past couple months a slew of reviews of wine he had picked up through a summer sampler box from Kermit Lynch. So, when they announced a winter or fall or November pack, I called right away. Average bottle…

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Burgundy Day 3 – Dijon and getting there

After our fun day around Beaune on Saturday, we opted to travel up to the bigger city of Dijon (pop. ~250,000) for Sunday. We had read that a lot of things were closed on Sundays in Burgundy, as well as much of rural France, so we thought driving up to the bigger city of Dijon…

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