As is tradition here at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, we’ve made it easy to celebrate together—whether in person or in spirit! Our themed gift pack samplers are sure to delight the wine lovers in your life. We’ve also put together a selection of groceries, aprons, books, other gifty items, and (of course) wine—samplers, magnums, and more. Order early to arrive by Christmas!
At check out, you can add a gift note to accompany your purchase.
Kermit Lynch If you don't follow the wine press, I will forgive and let you in on a secret: Kermit's book is always on the list of best wine books to give as a gift. A bottle of wine from KLWM and this book; that's a perfect gift!
Guido Porro Italy | Piedmont | Barolo
If you're having a big gathering and want a wine that will blow the doors off the advent calendar, then this is the red for you. Rich, complex Nebbiolo from one of Barolo's very best crus. Plus, big bottles show you care.
Patrick Bottex France | Savoie, Bugey, Hautes-Alpes | Bugey
Nothing says "let's celebrate!" quite the way Bugey-Cerdon does. Bewitching fuchsia hue, bouquet of piquant berries, and just a dash of sweetness...this bottle was born to party.
Riofavara Italy | Sicily
This delicious, handy dandy olive oil is the ultimate stocking stuffer for the adventurers on your list. The slim metal bottle makes it ideal for on-the-go EVOO indulgence, from campfire cooking to beach picnics.
Albert Boxler France | Alsace | Crémant d’Alsace
Boxler's Cremant is pure joy in a bottle. This is my favorite wine to share with friends and family. Add a good cheese board to the mix for the perfect holiday get together.
Guy Breton France | Beaujolais | Beaujolais-Villages
French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan says nostalgia is the longing for a past that never was. But, hand to god, this year's Cuvee Marylou tastes just like the raspberry thumbprint cookies my mother used to make for Christmas.
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe France | Southern Rhône | Châteauneuf-du-Pape
The majesty of the La Crau vineyard is encapsulated in this wine. I can't think of a grander expression of Southern Rhone terroir to be enjoyed this winter.
J. Lassalle France | Champagne | Chigny-Les-Roses
This Champagne reminds me of a classy dinner party that opens with candlelight and ends with guests waltzing on the table. Elegant and refined, but oh so much fun.
Catherine & Pierre Breton France | Loire | Bourgueil
There isn’t a spot in the world better suited for Cabernet Franc, and their old vines produce the raw material for one of the best reds in the Loire valley.
Château Gombaude-Guillot France | Bordeaux | Pomerol
Dress-code-not-required Bordeaux, whose velvety tannins and supple structure fit more like soft flannel and worn jeans than a stiff suit jacket and tie
Domaine Roland Lavantureux France | Burgundy | Chablis
Everything about this cuvée, from the delicately briny scent of slick oyster shells to the concentrated, pristinely focused sensation on the palate, is a demonstration of why this domaine has become one of Chablis’ very best.
Domaine de Terrebrune France | Provence | Bandol
While a cool glass of Terrebrune’s peach-scented Bandol rosé is the bee’s knees on a summer afternoon, it’s also the perfect complement to your Thanksgiving feast.
There has never been a better time to be a rosé lover. Far from a single profile of wine, rosé is a big, beautiful umbrella encompassing all kinds of styles and with hues ranging from faint rose-gold to light burgundy. Consider Domaine de Reuilly’s Pinot Gris, which blurs the line between blanc and rosé so expertly you can’t help but go back to your glass to ponder it again and again.
Our first-ever foray into the heel of the Italian boot might not be what you expect. It certainly wasn’t what I expected! I discovered a terroir perfectly suited to producing dry, aromatic white wines of character and freshness. Puglia is the likely birthplace of Italian wine (and, as follows, French wine!), with the vine originally traveling here via Greek settlers who crossed the Adriatic channel. Today it is the second-largest producer of wine out of Italy’s twenty regions. While the region is best known for inky, concentrated reds from grapes such as Primitivo and Negroamaro, the first KLWM Puglian imports are in fact white wines.
This collection includes a set of two bottlings (one for now, one for later) from six regions: Chardonnay from Burgundy, Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley, Marsanne from northern Rhône, Gamay from Beaujolais, Nebbiolo from Piedmont, and Sangiovese from Tuscany. While every bottle is enjoyable right now, each set features one example meant for immediate consumption and one capable of significant aging.
Today marks a new tradition here at KLWM, and it’s a collaboration of sorts with you, our loyal customers. Diving into a range of categories spanning color, style, producer, and region, we reviewed the year in wine and are eager to share the selections that seemed to strike your collective fancy. These are wines that were enjoyed in abundance, revisited time and again, and kept so many tables decorated and glasses filled in 2022.
This kind of “overachiever”—a wine that delivers the elegance, complexity, or flat-out deliciousness regularly displayed by bottles much more expensive—isn’t limited to any price category. My colleagues and I have been as enamored in recent months with $19 Dolcetto from northwestern Italy as we have with soulful grand cru Saint-Émilion.
The only thing we like better than great wine is great wine that doesn’t cost much and we’re happy to report that a bottle of great wine can still be found for $20 or less. We’ve put together a collection of our favorites all in one place for your browsing pleasure: bargain whites, rosés, reds, and a couple of sparklers.
Chardonnay is a remarkable chameleon—it has the keen ability to reflect the micro-nuances of the environment in which it’s grown. Today, we’re celebrating its versatility with a collection of wines from not only Burgundy, but Jura, Champagne, the Loire, and as far east as the Italian alps. While the common thread that holds this collection together gives us a medley of racy, bright, and mineral whites, there’s a fascinating world of difference between each bottle selected.
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