Somehow one of my all-time favorites just keeps getting better! The Quintarellis are not content to sit back and continue tradition without searching for every possible improvement, no matter how small.
At a recent staff tasting, it occurred to us that this year is the 30th anniversary of Kermit’s first book, Adventures on the Wine Route. We went around the table talking about the impact that book had on us. Some were immediate: in 1989, my colleague Michael Butler, who did not yet work here...
Eschew the common temptations of holiday sweets and consider something less conventional—our stunning selection of dessert wines from France and Italy. We’ll make it easy on you: During the month of December, 25% off per bottle.
Bruce Neyers wrote me last night to tell me that this Bourgogne rouge and the one from our own Pierre Boillot are his two go-to reds (when he isn’t drinking Tempier Bandol or Vieux Télégraphe, that is). That endorsement is about as solid as you can get.
How splendid the great displays of wine are, and lit by the light of the inner sun! —Baudelaire
The last time I wrote about the Trinquevedel rosé in our newsletter, I recommended saving a few bottles and boldly proclaimed that because of its cépage of hearty red grapes and robust nature, it will “serve you well at the feasts and gatherings of autumn.” Well, now’s your chance to put me to the test! Will it stand up to your honey-glazed ham on a frosty evening with the smell of wood smoke in the air?
Kermit once said...
For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.
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