Category: Grape


Week #5: Know Your Producer/Know Your Importer! (Relationships Matter.)

Certainly one vital way to get to know your producers is through the importers who have deep relationships with them. Kermit Lynch is one of those importers; and knowing good importers is a shortcut to choosing a good wine in this era of a dizzying amount of choice. Relationships matter, and I wish I could have direct relationships with winemakers in France but since I do not, I am grateful that importers like Kermit Lynch do.

I wrote about Cru Beaujolais for week #3 and so obviously I have a “thing” about it. So what better way to spend a ...

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Week #4. Shooting for the Stars in Seattle: Aligoté Redeemed!

Shooting Star on Brooklyn’s copper bar

I had a great plan to gather juicy content for this blog: hit 3-4 wine bars in Seattle on a quest for a memorable wine experience and share the results with you. Alas, I was blindsided by the flu – woe to my taste buds and general interest in wine. You know I am sick when I am not interested in drinking wine!

On the mend, I saddled up to the bar at the Brooklyn in Downtown Seattle for the famed Happy Hour. I am an adventurous wine lover, as you may have noticed, ...

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