The KLWM “Sampler” is an institution in our retail shop. I started my career at KLWM as a retail salesperson from 2000 through 2003 and remember how much our customers enjoy our samplers, using them to explore our portfolio and developing their palates and a common vocabulary with one or more of our staff. With our 10 percent case discount on most items, a mixed case is the most common purchase at our shop. The sampler enhances the concept with several important features: (1) we choose the wines, eliminating the painful process of you having to draw up lengthy pro/con lists on the Reuilly versus the Cheverny; (2) we include a generous discount above and beyond our standard case discount; and (3) we toss in a recipe or two for good measure, just in case you are tiring of the same old list of dinner options week in and week out, as I am. This month we have emphasized more robust reds and fuller-bodied whites as the weather cools around the country. There are selections for Thanksgiving in there as well, including a palate-cleansing sparkler and one dessert wine. Please give us a call once you’ve tasted through this case, to let us know your favorites and allow us to provide you with a customized experience. We will put together another case whenever you are ready and make sure each selection is a perfect fit for your taste. Enjoy and repeat as often as you would like!
SPECIAL SAMPLER PRICE $167.00
(a 30% discount)
2017 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi • Santa Barbara $12.00 2015 Riesling • Kuentz-Bas $14.95 2016 Jasnières • Pascal Janvier $21.00 Vin de France Brut “Petit Royal” • Lambert de Seyssel $19.00 2017 Monferrato Rosso • Tenuta La Pergola $14.00 2016 Valtènesi “La Botte Piena” • La Basia $17.00 2017 Dolcetto d’Alba “Vigna Pari” • Guido Porro $20.00 2016 Pic Saint Loup Rouge • Château Fontanès $20.00 2017 Beaumes-de-Venise Rouge • Domaine de Durban $20.00 2017 Île de Beauté Rouge • Domaine de Marquiliani $27.00 2015 Canon Fronsac • Château Moulin $29.00 2015 Sauternes Tenth • Château Roûmieu-Lacoste $25.00
Where the newsletter started
Every three or four months I would send my clients a cheaply made list of my inventory, but it began to dawn on me that business did not pick up afterwards. It occurred to me that my clientele might not know what Château Grillet is, either. One month in 1974 I had an especially esoteric collection of wines arriving, so I decided to put a short explanation about each wine into my price list, to try and let my clients know what to expect when they uncorked a bottle. The day after I mailed that brochure, people showed up at the shop, and that is how these little propaganda pieces for fine wine were born.—Kermit Lynch
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