EP 853 Legendary Wine Importer Kermit Lynch Visits Wine Library TV – Part 1

Gary Vaynerchuk invited Kermit Lynch, a legendary importer of fine European wines, to come and talk about how he got into wine, the origins of his business, and his thoughts on the wine industry.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Kermit Lynch Sunflower Cotes Du Rhone BlancCotes du Rhone Blanc
2007 Cherisey Blagny Puligny MontrachetPuligny Montrachet
2007 Pallieres Gigondas Racines Gigondas

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luca bercelli


line of the day – ‘Another band was broken up by drugs again’

Fascinating…important guest, interesting story

Tags: Kermit Lynch, red, review, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • DaveAll

    ah. that makes sense. I’m smarter now. thanks.

  • Hi gary. How was Oslo and Norway yesterday? Overslept missed the flight back,what's up with that ๐Ÿ™‚ You could have popped over to Karlstad (3 hour drive) so i could have had you as a guest on my very, very modest chocolateshow.

  • Monden

    great show!

  • Monden

    great show

  • fanbrew

    What a cliff hanger! Arghhhhhhhh!

    You are killing me smalls. Please post part 2.

  • aeggert

    Worst cliff hanger ever…

  • TheDogee

    What an amazing story. Truly a respectable soul.

  • Amazing to have KL on! Totally loved the “seed” story. Anxiously awaiting Part II with the rest of the Vaynernation. BTW, loved the wristband that came with the 2-pack.

  • AMF

    Great show…yes I am a lurker (even though I watch your episodes through Google Reader). Kermit is incredible. I love his wine selections and I find it interesting that other wine negociants (importers..) are musicians as well (Eric Solomon comes to mind).

    Cant' wait for the second episode.

  • Shane_S

    Gary, as a long time lover of WLTV, I've been a little disappointed the past month and a half but I gotta say, this episode definitely brings back the thunder. Amazing guest, amazing show… Kermit Lynch's story is absolutely phenomenal.

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  • ewb

    Can't wait to watch this one. Good thing no one at my work monitors the internet activity.

  • afischer

    Stop with the boring guests who are just promoting their products or themselves. You can taste their wines and rate them, without all the self promotion.

  • Alex H

    The best interview show I have watched besides those with your dad, which doesnt count.

  • unclemeate

    blip …………. blip ……………. blip ………….. beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.

  • delboyoflondon

    Great story, top guest. Keep them coming.

  • Todd Temleman

    Hey Gary I love your show! Im trying to stop lurking, so here i go. i just got into wine 8 months ago and there is no looking back for me! The first grape i fell in love with is the nebbiolo. So that said, i have searched all your barbaresco, barolo shows! They were great! I would love to watch you drink a Riserva from Produttori del Barbaresco especially a 01' Rabaja , 04' Ovello, or 05 Asili. Would also love to see you drink Ranato Ratti's Marcensco barolo 05'. If not just keep opening fun stuff, i love to watch you drink and debunk the myth surrounding some of the biggest and baddest bottles in the wine world! Keep it up!

  • Ken

    Gary, what a great episode!! I am really looking forward to part 2. You have been on a roll lately with hosting outstanding guests. Brian Loring and Kermit Lynch are 2 of my favorite people in the wine industry and both have great stories on how they ended up being so involved with wine. I?ve always found that I have aligned closely with Kermit?s palate and wish that more of his selections were available around where I live. Thanks for a great show. It was definitely one of my favorite shows that you have done.

  • Krunch

    GREAT GUEST!!! Met him twice and he is always an interesting person to talk to.

    With that said GARY: You told us at the end of last year that you were going to do “LESS” guest and more one on one!

    Well Here are the Numbers:
    episodes with GUEST: 22
    episode WITHOUT Guest: 36

  • paz levinson

    excellent guest!! canยดt wait to the second episode!!! congrats!

  • waynoooo daaaaa winoooo

    Interesting Ep with one of the Vino Pioneers of Alllllllllllllllll Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime!!!!!! Echezeaux
    goin' for $4.95, YEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!

  • Ken

    waynoooo daaaaa winoooo, I'm fairly certain he meant $495 – still an incredible bargain.

  • waynoooo daaaaa winoooo

    Nowadays $495, but back 40+ years ago it probably was $4.95. I should
    know, i was around back then…… :O)

  • benkearney


  • ewb

    Talk about a cliffhanger……..Just a captivating Part I

  • posbo

    dude your kidding right…that was incredible!

  • Nice cliffhanger! What an edit point. Whoever made that call is fantastic, thanks.

  • waynoooo daaaaa winoooo


  • waynoooo daaaaa winoooo


  • cliffordjames

    GREAT guest GeeVee … can't wait for partie deux! You didn't even have to drink to make it interesting!

  • posbo

    Gary V…where is part 2 my friend? Your killing us!!

  • Rob B.

    Wow!! Great episode. When is part 2 being published.

  • waynoooo daaaaa winoooo

    G really knows how to torture us Vayniaks………. :O)

  • SEFB

    This episode was great. I enjoyed listening to Kermit Lynch's tale of how he started out. I eagerly anticipate the second installment where I guess you will also be tasting the wine.

  • angelatcarslon

    Awesome! Can't wait for #2!
    Now I'll have to save up some pennies and actually visit his shop.
    I hear he's a fan of the Riesling as well and has signed the petition to stop the Mosel Bridge.
    Thank you Mr. K!

  • castello

    I agree, 5 bucks. WWWWWWaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaYYYYYY back thennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • castello

    Don't listen to Gary!

  • castello

    There's no accounting for some folks palates ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Gary, thanks so much, I can't wait for part 2. With this editing are you trying to replace the outgoing 24 with the cliffhanger?!?

  • Allan

    The Greatest all-time cliffhanger ep. G, what we're you thinkin'……. i know what!

    Great guy, that Kermit guy….. i LOVE his story. This was your best interview of all time so far G, GREAT!

    Part two will rock, i'm sure!!! ; )

    Really lookin' forward to the winoooooooooosssss!!!! ; )

  • Allan

    “You make me feel so young……”

  • mob515

    This is the most fascinating non-wine drinking show ever! And without question the best cut……MOB

  • Phil G

    Very interesting, nice start!

  • bourgeoisbee

    Great episode and guest GV! AND YOU'RE NOT INTERRUPTING!?!? Looking forward to part 2 after this brutal cliff hanger.

  • seb10

    Hi Gary,

    What a great man,what a terrific show. I really agree with his comment that in France food and wine is part of a general culture. In Meze in the Languedoc for instance they “grow” oysters,coquilles (shellfish) and mussels and everybody drinks picpoul de pinet from the region with them. And everybody all around France knows this and they do likewise. I like these traditions very much. On the other hand a fresh look on things can lead to new great wine-food combinations. This culture can stand in the way of a open view towards wine. That is also why I like the Thunder show,because your perspective isn't tainted by this European tradition. And mine is.
    Looking forward to the next episode.

  • seb10

    I don't think that this man who has reached the pinnacle in the wine industry needs to get a few bucks more. By the way, in my opinion he had some interesting things to say (super mega understatement)

  • Allan

    When will the muppet show return??? ; )

  • Randall

    Whatchu got against truck drivers, DAveAll?!? You ought to be a little less snobby and maybe listen to someone of a lower social class than you seem to be… you might learn something. Some of us truck drivers will drop some serious knowledge on you if you give us the chance. ๐Ÿ™

  • Randall

    Amen, brother!!

  • GV! Must we wait until tomorrow? If so, just say so….


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