The Dirt on Limestone

Kermit Lynch, based in Berkeley,  is still tops among wine merchants. That’s my conclusion after following 3 dozen wine merchants with an online presence over the last 18 months.

The September offerings at www.kermitlynch.com feature a brilliantly selected case of wine. From Champagne to Cassis, the wines share one thing, all were grown on limestone, that mystical chalky stuff the French call “calcaire.”

Anthony Lynch provides background theories about limestone soils. Then he suggests we taste these and  draw our own conclusions about the influence of limestone-rich soil on wine.

Creative selection, refreshing soft sell, intelligent, commentary, and no point scores: Kermit Lynch is highlighted on www.bestonlinewineshopping.com for these and other good reasons.

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