happy new year!
we are now CLOSED for our Winter Break
we are very thankful for all of our wonderful customers and friends who came out to support us over this past year. big cheers to you!
eat well. drink well. live well
open tuesday 12/30 & wednesday 12/31 from 12-5pm
needing some party supplies for new year's? we have delicious cheeses, salami, fine wines, hostess gifts and more. pre-order party platters of cheese and salami for easy pickup and keep your guests nibbling while they sip. be safe and pace yourself, it's a long night.
new year's special: 10% off champagne this week!
ring in the new year in proper fashion with champagne. cremant, cava and prosecco are great everyday bubbs, but when you really want to mark a special occasion only champagne will do. we are huge fans and have a rather large selection of grower champagne: pierre gimmonet, gaston chiquet, jean milan, coutier, j. lasalle, jean vesselle, jose dhondt, jose michel et fils, bereche et fils + boizel to name a few. yes indeed, we love our champs. we all identify with wines that reflect a sense of place, no matter what the place is. in this case, the growers of champagne are who we applaud. come see what all the fuss is about. #farmerfizz #provenance #hugafarmer
wishing you and your loved ones a very happy new year.
ps. 2015 is gonna be great! #toagoodyear xo a+j
please join us this Thursday evening to taste an array of sparkling wines perfect for all of your holiday festivities. from cava to champagne every party needs bubbles! thursday 12/18 from 5-7pm happy holidays. a+j
Lucien Albrecht Cremant Rose
One of the most distinguished and long standing wineries in Alsace. They have always been regarded as a pioneer of viticulture, beginning in 1425 when Romanus Albrecht started the winery. They have been responsible for many advancements and innovations, including being one of the three founding fathers of the regulated Cremant d'Alsace. 100% Pinot noir from whole, hand picked clusters that are softly pressed in a pneumatic press. Method Traditionelle is used to achieve the beautiful pearlage this delicious rose shows. A classic!
Jacques Copinet 05 "Marie Etienne" Blanc de Blanc
In the Marne Valley, the Copinet family resides in a tiny village of Montgenost (Moet & Chandon has a warehouse here, because they source their Chardonnay for some of the best cuvees from here). Starting in 1975, this family hand harvests all of their own fruit, and bottles in the frigid chalk cellars beneath the family home.
Naveran 2012 Brut Reserva Cava
An estate Cava made from the holy trinity of Spanish sparkling grapes (Xarello, Macabeo, Parellada). This vintage Cava spent 18 months on its lees to help achieve great depth, complexity, and the fine, delicate bubbles it exhibits.
Domaine Achard-Vincent Clairette de Die "Brut" NV
A Sparkling wine that predates even champagne, as historians as old as Pliny the Elder recorded the greatness of the Clairette grape in the Rhone Valley. Organically farmed since Thomas Achard's garndparents were tending the vines, this Clairette de Die is made using methode traditionelle, and is a beautiful, bright floral treat to get your Christmas party started right.
join us this thursday evening to taste an array of exquisite french wines from importer Petit Monde. small production affordable wines that stand up to any from the big dogs. our good friend, Cyril Frechier will lead the tasting. a great opportunity to stock your cellar with some great wine at a great price. happy holidays! a+j
thursday 12/11 from 5-7pm $8 tasting fee
denois tradition brut, NV (50% chardonnay / 50% pinot noir)
bösch edelzwicker NV (Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Muscat)
abonnat lagardonne 2013 (60% gamay / 40% pinot noir)
sant just mazurique 2012 (100% cabernet franc)
madura grand vin rouge 2008 (43% Syrah / 34% Mourvedre / 14% Grenache / 9% Carignan)
about Petit Monde Wine Merchant
Petit Monde Wine Merchant is a direct importer of fine artisanal French wines. These wines, produced by small family estates, are handcrafted with great personal care, from sustainable farming to natural winemaking.
wine tasting this thursday: Indie Wineries' best wines for the Holidays
this thursday, 12/4 from 5-7pm $8 tasting fee
winter whites and a every tone of red for the holiday season. super friendly price points, thoughtfully crafted wines with major respect and attention to the fundamentals of the process. AND, as always beyond quaffable-down right #gulpable.
2013 Olivier Pithon Mon P'Tit Blanc Cotes Catalanes (macabeau, grenache gris, grenache blanc)
2010 Pithon-Paille Anjou Blanc (chenin blanc)
2012 Arndorfer Strasser Weinberge Gruner Veltliner
2012 San Fereolo Dolcetto di Doglinai Valdiba
2008 Pacina Chianti Colli Senesi
2010 Iuli Barbera del Monferrato Barabba
What Makes a Winery ‘Indie’?
One set of hands. One person who guides every step from the vineyard to the consumer. In contrast to larger producers, Indie Wineries are a one man/woman show and do not have any disconnect. The wines reflect the personality of the winemaker and have a soul and character that make them unique and beautiful.
Small production all around 4,500 cases/year
All are produced naturally, most certified organic, and many biodynamic
Small estates, many that have a cult following, but that fly under the radar of the big guys getting the press and media attention. (kind of like picnic! ;) They are just making their way into the wholesale market and have an unbeatable quality/price ratio. These are the future stars of the wine world…
saturday 11-6 and sunday 12-5
thanx to all who came to see us over the weekend, it's so fun curating all of your holiday table sips+nibbles together! for those of you still gathering for a beautiful harvest dinner, we will be in the shop that's brimming with the best #wineforfallfeasts #charcuterie #cheese and #tastefulgifts that you need. see you tuesday+wednesday 11-6, then back when you need to restock saturday+sunday.
Upcoming Wine Tasting:
join us thursday to load up on some libations and other treats for your holiday table. 5-7pm $8 tasting fee.
whether you are hosting friends+family or lucky to be a gracious guest at another’s table this thanksgiving, a proper bottle of wine (or three) is the cornerstone of every great holiday meal. we continue our series of tastings featuring perfect wines for fall feasts with our turkey wine extravaganza. we are lucky to have dear friend and wine guru brian huse on hand to lead this week's flight. as is typical at picnic, we like to think outside of the box when it comes to pairings. though, it wouldn't be a turkey flight without at least one lovely pinot noir so we for sure have that covered. we will taste:
Domaine de Vieux Pressoir Brut NV *always bubbles to start*
COR Alba 2013 (new vintage) *guwertz-pinotgris-classic*
Clos du Caillou Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2012 *lush+elegant, kind of gorgeous*
Evening Land Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012 *'12 is showing really well, great value*
*Bouissiere Gigondas 2012 *just came in, excellent!*
Tempus Cellars Grenache 2012 *in fact, perfect game-bird wine, from WA. go hawks.*
as always, there's something for everyone's palate and pocket book, but you might do well to walk with one of each just to make sure you have your bases covered next week…
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Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Thursday, 11.13.2014 5-7pm $10- tasting fee
these crisp fall days followed by super cozy evenings remind us that another holiday season has arrived. the remaining thursday wine tastings in november and december will be devoted to finding the perfect pairings to share with our friends+family around our celebratory tables.
what better way to kick off such a series than with an extra delicious flight from champagne, burgundy, and bordeaux. we'll explore tastes from a few of these charming villages studding these renowned regions in FR. lyle railsback, right hand man to the venerable kermit lynch, will be on hand offering up his wonderful insights into these wines from his first hand experience working with the growers+vignerons.
we will taste:
j. lasalle NV preference brut
christophe buisson 2011 bourgogne aligoté
domaine montante-thoden vezelay "cuvee galerie"
regis bouvier 2012 marsannay rouge V.V. "longeroies"
lucien boillot 2011 gevrey-chambertin
château moulin fronsac
this evening promises full bodied with notes of elegance + sophistication. tasting fee is $10 and worth every penny. we will offer a special discount on multiple bottle purchases of the featured wines.
this thursday is a wonderful spanish tasting with Bodegas Ontañón. the wines are mostly from rioja with a couple from ribera del duero. our dear friend, Laine Boswell, who works directly with the family who makes these wines will be leading the tasting.
the tasting runs from 5-7pm this Thursday 11/6 the tasting fee is $8 and includes tasty nibbles that pair with the wines. tasting fees are negotiable with multiple bottle purchase of *featured* wines. hope to see you. cheers!
Join us Thursday to taste wine from Fall Line Winery. Owner/winemaker Tim Sorrenson will be our guide as we taste through his current releases. An avid skier, Tim named his winery after the *fall line* of a ski slope. Good wine is similar to good skiing needing balance and grace. These wines are some of our very favorite from Washington State.
This Thursday from5-7pm. $8 tasting fee.
tasting this thursday: sparkling LAMBRUSCO secco!
today's lambrusco couldn't be much farther from the *Riunite on Ice* and other sugar bombs that were popular in the 70s and 80s. perhaps the perfect fall wine. a light-weight sparkler that pairs with any feast. join us Thursday to sample three distinctly different lambrusco and also two lovely italian white wines.
thursday, 10/23 from 5-7pm $8 tasting fee
fiano, greco di tufo, and three different dry (secco) lambruscos!
neromestri, ferrando + despina
tasting this thursday: Cru Beaujolais with Owen Kotler
thursday, 10.16 from 5-7pm. $8 tasting fee
fleurie, morgon, moulin-a-vent and a very nice macon blanc
this week's wine tasting: Groovy Italian Wines from Portovino!
thursday, october 9th, from 5-7pm. $8 tasting fee
this week's wine tasting: Get Your Greek On!
this week we leave liguria and pop over to taste wines from Greece.
this thursday, October 2nd from 5-7pm. $8 tasting fee
Gai'a wild ferment Assyrtiko
Thymiopoulos "young vines" xinomarvo
thursday's welcome-to-fall wine tasting:
this week we'll head to #Liguria
to taste the wines of Punta Crena.
we'll be pouring: Lumassina Frizzante 2012, Pigato "Ca Da Rena" 2012, Rossese "Isasco" 2012 + Cruvin Rosso 2011!
this thursday from 5-7pm $8 tasting fee.
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Join us thursday to taste an array of affordable french wines perfect for the transition from summer to fall. 5-7pm $8 tasting fee.
- Chateau L'Aumeraude 2012 Cru Classe "Cuvée Sully" Blanc (100% Rolle aka Vermentino)
- Domaine la Rocaliere 2012 Lirac Blanc (Grenache Blanc, Clairette)
- Domaine la Rocaliere 2011 Lirac Rouge (Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah)
- Domaine St Marie des Crozes 2012 (Cab Franc VdP)
After our busiest summer yet it is time for us to take a little break.
We are CLOSED until Wednesday 9/10
a n s o n + j e n n y
another fresh batch of our pork sausages available this weekend.
OPEN Saturday 11-6 and Sunday 12-5.
hint: grill and pair with #rosé
Taste Bandol Wines from Gros Noré this Thursday eve. (8/7) from 5-7pm $8 tasting fee taste: blanc, rouge and #rosé
! *special discounted pricing offered on featured wines and large format bottles available. (while they last.)
in kermit's words these are “Magnificent Bandols made in the simplest manner, très franc de goût, with a whole lotta soul.” Domaine du Gros ‘Noré is a leading contender in Bandol and the appellation is regarded as the grand cru of Provence.
#perfectpicnicwine #rosé Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
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Summer Wine Tasting:
Thursday, July 24th - Mick Unti and UNTI Vineyards!
ahhhh, we love UNTI! Their vineyards are centered in Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg, California, but the wines are transcendent to the regions where their varietals originate while maintaing a perfect reflection on their native CA terrior. We applaud+respect their success in making some of the best, most interesting wines domestically. They do so with fruit they grow on their property and with reverence for mother nature. It's not unlike how we cook, sourcing the best possible ingredients so they can shine with subtle accents of fat, acid, and seasoning. Another added benefit of such well balanced proper wine is that they are magical with food.
We are so pleased to be hosting a grand tasting led by Mick+Danae Unti! We will be pouring all of UNTI's current releases along with a couple surprises from the library. Wines presented will be available for purchase at special prices during our event.
This Thursday, July 24th, from 6-8pm. $20 tasting fee.