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Tasting With Kermit Lynch: A Tour Of France Through Wine

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    Fri, March 31, 2023 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

Teaching Kitchen at the Davis Food Co-op
537 G St
Davis, CA 95616
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Join us for an evening of tasting wines from across France!

Wine tastings are back! Join us for a tour of France via its delicious and varied wine styles. Taste wines from Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Languedoc, Beaujolais, Loire, and Southern Rhône in this class led by expert Todd Bertz, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant. Class attendees must be 21+ and provide age verification/ID upon arrival.

About Kermit Lynch

Kermit Lynch was raised in San Luis Obispo, but his name has become synonymous with French and Italian wines. In 1972, with a $5,000 loan and maybe a bit of gumption, this writer/musician opened Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant with thirty-five cases of wine stacked on the floor. Attracted by the Old World wine cultures of Europe, Kermit became a retailer, distributor, and national importer for authentic wines that express their terroir. Much like his close friends, the late food writer Richard Olney and Chez Panisse’s founder Alice Waters, Kermit’s influence has been enduring. He has had so much success shining the spotlight on small, artisan producers that he has won two James Beard awards and was knighted by the French government with their prestigious “Legion d’Honneur.”

Kermit’s creative nature continues to extend beyond the two doors of his Berkeley storefront. In 1998, he purchased the historic Domaine Les Pallières in Gigondas in partnership with his friends, the Brunier brothers of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe. In addition to having three books published, Adventures on the Wine Route (1988, Veuve Clicquot Wine Book of the Year), Inspiring Thirst (2004), and the 25th Anniversary Edition: Adventures on the Wine Route (2013), his passion for roots music has driven him to record five CDs so far. Kermit and his wife, photographer Gail Skoff, divide their time between Berkeley, California and Provence, France—where Kermit says he is “near enough to Domaine Tempier that I can fill up the trunk of my car whenever I need to.”

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