I was puzzled when someone called me a curmudgeon. Strange, I always thought that I go around smiling way too much. However, Kermit the Kurmudgeon does have a nice ring to it. Still, I’d rather be called demanding. We sell expensive wines, and I like to believe that talent such as Coche-Dury, Raveneau, Chevillon, Tempier, and Vieux Télégraphe deserve their prices. If I had my way, I’d also be known for my bargain selections. It’s not slumming. I take them home for dinner often, and not because I’m a cheapskate. Here’s a little list of my personal bargain favorites from the current inventory.
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 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.
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.
Here, you’ll find almost all of the wines we poured at our Spring Tasting on Friday, May 17th. If you do not see a wine that you loved—or if it is marked “sold out”—please give our retail shop a call at 510-524-1524.
Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol
Many food and beverage cans have linings containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA. You can be exposed to BPA when you consume foods or beverages packaged in these containers. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/bpa