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Kermit Lynch Signing Books on Saturday in Berkeley

Thanks to Derrick over at An Obsession With Food for the tip. Kermit Lynch, one of the best importers and sleuths of undiscovered European wines will be signing his new book (read the old one!) at Cody's Books in Berkeley on Saturday (as well as pouring some of his wines apparently. Here's the press release.

CODY'S BOOKSTORE - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 KERMIT LYNCH writes of INSPIRING THIRST: VINTAGE SELECTIONS FOR THE KERMIT LYNCH WINE BROCHURE. One of the world's most revered wine merchants and importers, Kermit Lynch changed the way Americans drink wine and the way the French make it. His retail shop in Berkeley is a legendary mecca for people who enjoy good wine. Lynch is also an admired writer on the subject. His monthly brochure has been the medium for expressing his philosophy since the early seventies, offering readers not only a wine education, but also entry into moldy old cellars and glittering three-star restaurants. It's full of passion, principle, and humor, and peopled by a cast of characters like Patricia Wells, Richard Olney, Lulu Peyraud, Jim Harrison, and many others. In INSPIRING THIRST, Lynch presents the best of his engaging, highly personal (sometimes cantankerous) accounts of winemakers and their rare potions. Kermit Lynch has been named Wine Professional of the year by the James Beard Foundation and has won the French Chevalier de l'Ordre de Merite Agricole award; he is the author of Adventures on the Wine Route. His new book is a thirst-inspiring treat for wine lovers everywhere. 6 PM at Cody's on Fourth Street, with tastes.

Comments (3)

Alder wrote:
11.30.04 at 8:15 PM

OOPS. Looks like he's also in San Francisco! Thanks to Jack in Santa Rosa for forwarding this announcement:


Kermit Lynch will be signing copies of his new book, Inspiring Thirst, at the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant this Saturday!

Join us this Saturday, the 4th of December, from 10AM to 2PM, as we welcome Kermit Lynch to our shop. For more than 30 years, Kermit Lynch has championed small producers and their authentic, beautifully made European wines. Along the way, he has shaped our tastes, and through his love of the wines and stories of the people who created them, he has helped to elevate the American wine and food experience. To celebrate Kermit’s arrival, we will be pouring some of his delicious selections in our wine bar.

We will be presenting a flight of the following wines:

N.V. Champagne Paul Bara Brut, France
2001 Pouilly-Fuisse “La Croix,” Robert Denogent, Burgundy, France
2003 Cote de Brouilly, Chanrion, Beaujolais, France
2001 Leccia Patromonio, Corsica
2001 Gigondas, Domaine Pallieres, Rhone Valley, France

The cost of the flight will be $20.

Noah wrote:
12.30.04 at 11:14 AM

Just received my copy of Inspiring Thirst and you can call me inspired. Ever since I read Adventures on the Wine Route I have been waiting for more Kermit Lynch, being slowly fed bits and pieces by his entertaining newsletters. The man is flat out fun to read...Parker is a man of numbers, Kermit is a man of words.

I remember in one newsletter him giving the Bandol Rose 100 points and making a prety damn good case for it. Part is jest, part why not.

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