Spring is a season of hard work. Most important to us here at KLWM, of course, is what’s happening in the vineyards. They’re coming to life! The ground is warming and the vines are waking up. Buds are breaking and leaves are unfurling, setting the stage for this year’s vintage. Back at home, you may be weeding and planting, getting your garden ready for the growing season. Or perhaps for you spring is just now arriving. While others are hoeing their gardens, you’re still shoveling snow. It’s strenuous either way. And then there are those other spring rituals: baseball, taxes, and (of course) spring break. My family went to the mountains for our spring break, but with two small kids it wasn’t much of a break. Thankfully, I had a few bottles from this month’s sampler to help me unwind in the evening and prepare for the next day’s challenges. Whatever work you may be engaged in this spring, take a break from your labor and enjoy a bottle from this well-priced, no-nonsense sampler.
2016 Muscadet “Clos de la Butte” • Éric Chevalier $16.00 2016 Mâcon-Villages • Henri Perrusset $18.95 2016 Lumassina • Punta Crena $20.00 2016 Petit Chablis • Roland Lavantureux $24.00 NV Crémant d’Alsace Brut Extra • Meyer-Fonné $24.00 2016 Tavel Rosé • Château de Trinquevedel $18.95 2016 Languedoc Rouge • Selected by Kermit Lynch $18.95 2016 Beaujolais • Domaine Dupeuble $14.95 2016 Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba “Sörì Cristina” • Il Palazzotto $16.95 2016 Valtènesi “La Botte Piena” • La Basia $17.00 2016 Beaumes-de-Venise Rouge • Domaine de Durban $19.00 2016 Pic Saint-Loup Rouge • Château Fontanès $20.00
SPECIAL SAMPLER PRICE $167.00
(a 25% discount)
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