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Kermit Lynch

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A GRAND FOOD & WINE EVENT FEATURING OLD CALIFORNIA CABERNETS FROM INGLENOOK AND DIAMOND CREEK

  OLD CALIFORNIA CABERNET TASTING WITH JOHN TILSON 12/13/14   Dinner by Kelsie Kerr of Standard Fare, Berkeley 1960 Inglenook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1959 Inglenook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1958 Inglenook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1956 Inglenook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1955 Inglenook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1949 Inglenook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon   […]

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OUR EDITORS WRITE ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE WINES

Many years ago in our print publication, we published articles from our editors on their favorite wines.  This is the first in what I hope will be a series where we again publish the favorite wines of our editors. Cary Feibleman is an Underground Contributing Editor and an old friend who is also a dedicated wine […]

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WINE WRITING – WHAT IS IT?

I recently read an article written by Richard Jennings on the 10th annual Professional Wine Writers Symposium where Robert Parker appeared for the first time and was the featured speaker. It is a rather lengthy article that summarizes the event so I can only imagine what the actual event was like (You can read the entire […]

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MORE 2012 ROSÉS

Happy 4th of July. It’s time for rosés! There are an increasing number of importers of rosé in the US. Most of the imported roses come from France and many importers carry only a few wines. But, there are several importers with a wide selection of rosés available. These are 3 of the best: Hand […]

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MORE OUTSTANDING 2011 BEAUJOLAIS

  Spring will soon be here bringing warmer weather. A glass of Cru Beaujolais with a slight chill is perfect with many lighter foods. As mentioned in an earlier article (to read the last notes on 2011 Beaujolais click here), the 2011 Cru Beaujolais are more like 2010 than 2009, yet different. They have lots […]

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UNDER THE RADAR & VALUE PRICED ROSÉS AND WHITE WINES

My last Distinctive New Wines article featured rosé and white wines (to read that article click here). As the end of summer approaches, here are more rosé and white wine selections that are perfect for warm weather drinking. There are many Under The Radar wines and many terrific values. There are also rare wines and […]

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A SHORT LIST OF NEW WINES TO START THE YEAR

UNDER THE RADAR REDS, UNUSUAL AND BEST BUY WHITES AND TWO WONDERFUL NEW CHAMPAGNES CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAYS   These two Chardonnays are lovely and represent great value. Qupé   Qupé is one of the pioneer wineries in the Central Coast area making consistently fine wines that are balanced and age worthy. (To read my article on […]

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MORE NEW WINES TO FALL INTO

I have written several articles featuring the great red and white wines of Argentina, Malbec and Torrontes. Both of these represent some of the greatest wine bargains in the world. (To see my latest article click here) Below is a note on two recently arrived Torrontes. They are terrific wines and great values.

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HALLELUJAH!

Kermit Lynch has been importing and selling fine wines since the 1970s. I have been a customer since the very early days. Over the years, he has represented some of the finest domaines in France. These include names like J.F. Coche-Dury and  Francois Raveneau in Burgundy, Vieux Telegraphe in the Rhone valley, and Domaine Tempier […]

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OBSERVATIONS ON 1978 WINES

On Saturday I took a bottle of ’78 DRC Montrachet to Providence, the fish restaurant in Los Angeles. It was in great shape and had the same intense yellow color of a recently tasted, still youthful and backward, 2002 Coche Dury Les Caillerets. The DRC is full bodied, with great intensity, complexity, mouthfilling flavors and perfect balance.

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