It’s nine in the morning on our seventh day in France. I’m a pro now, but terrified I’ve not eaten enough or had enough coffee for the day’s four tastings. Philippe Pitault greets us and it’s go time. I may not have mentioned this before, but I’m not a huge fan of Cabernet Franc. Something about the high acid and perceived stemmyness in relation to syrah don’t do it for me. I didn’t realize that was all about to change.
After more than ten years of being absent, Larmandier Bernier is back in stock at K&L! We first started carrying these wines back in 2001, until the supply dried up in 2003. Since then these wines have come back into the market with various importers, but always at a price that just didn’t seem like it was going to work. Now they are back and at a price that I think offers excellent value to our Champagne loving customers.
At the beginning of May, I had the great fortune to travel through Alsace and the Loire Valley with K&L buyer Eric Story. Over nine days and 1657 miles we toured 21 wineries, tasted over 264 wines, and ate more foie gras and choucroute than we could have hoped for.
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