Above: Rock star importer Kermit Lynch is one of nearly every natural wine lover’s heros. Me? Guilty as charged. (Photo courtesy the SF Gate)
I cannot conceal my thrill that Kermit Lynch commented on my blog yesterday. In case you missed it, he wrote:
- One of my favorite pairings is the Bandol rosé (Domaine de Terrebrune also makes a winner) with popcorn. No, not buttered popcorn. To really make the wine and popcorn work wonders, I use olive oil, salt, and dried thyme stirred into the popped corn. A hit of Provence.
Mr. Lynch, thank you for stopping by and thanks for reading.
I also heard from Clark Terry who works with Kermit. He contacted the “Beaune” office: roughly 5,000 cases of Bandol Rosé are released by Tempier each year. I’m glad that a few of them make to Austin so that me and Tracie B can enjoy our Bandol with our Idol! Next week, we’ll have to try Kermit’s popcorn…
And to think, I could have pulled it off at Woodberry Kitchen while in Baltimore last week. Popcorn and Tempier Rosé are both on the menu.
And it was that Terrebrune rose that made me dispute you labeling Tempier’s as the finest rose, back in your original post:
Oh… the pleasure to represent such an incredible portfolio of wines! Can’t wait for the portfolio tasting in San Francisco in May! Thank you, Kermit!
Hell yeah! I need to try that, especially since it is comin’ from the man!
Don’t let us down Big K!
Speaking of popcorn, next time you go to the movie theater smuggle in a bottle of Champagne and some dark chocolate. The combination of bubbles, salty popcorn (no butter) and chocolate is divine!
The man, indeed.
Hmmm, popcorn and Bandol rosé… The fun of the conundrum: Tempier or Terrebrune? Luckily I get to ask that question on a regular basis.
i had no idea that his eyewear had a sass factor of 10.5. i like him even more!
New goal in life: Get Kermit Lynch to comment on my blog too!