When grilling, I always aspire to the type of intuitive outdoor experience Russell Moore and Allison Hopelain describe in their excellent book This is Camino. Equipped with only some well-seasoned wood, a few rudimentary yet ideally-suited implements, quality ingredients, and a bottle of wine or two, I’d conjure up a brilliant, fire-kissed meal that my entire family would rapturously devour, pausing only to effusively praise my grilling mastery. Unfortunately, the reality is more along the lines of me preventing my four-year-old from grabbing the red-hot Weber with both hands while trying not to incinerate the hot dogs. A man can dream, though. Whatever your grilling setup, there’s bound to be something in this collection of wines for you. There are sparklers, whites, and rosés if grilled seafood or veggies are on the menu. Lighter reds from Beaujolais or Chinon, served slightly chilled in tumblers, are great with burgers and dogs. If steaks, chops, or something you hauled out of the backcountry are what’s for dinner, hearty reds from Fitou or Piedmont will serve you well. The point, though, isn’t to overthink it that much—all you need is quality on the grill and in your glass. Gather some friends and family, head out to the backyard, get the coals going and find what works for you.
The Champagnes in this collection are liquid proof that blending can result in stunning wines. Whether you favor Veuve Fourny’s chiseled, Chardonnay-focused blends from chalk-and-limestone terroirs, the lusher wines of J. Lassalle that complete malolactic fermentation and extended bottle aging, or the powerful, Pinot Noir–focused, grand cru Champagnes of Paul Bara, you will perceive the beautiful balance in each that says, “Just the right touch.”
Here at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant we don’t believe in selling anything mediocre, and we would certainly not put our name on a wine we didn’t believe in. So our values are just that, wines that are full of value and quality.
There are hundreds of wines in our portfolio, but not nearly enough space in our monthly newsletters to feature them all. Here you’ll find recent arrivals and new additions to our site, from half-bottles to Jeroboams, across France and Italy.
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