I was wandering by the Bottle Shop last week when I popped in on a whim to see if they had the Trimbach Fredric Emile.  No luck in that search but I starting talking to Joe, one of the owners.  I asked him if he carries wines distributed by Kermit Lynch. Not only did he carry them but Greg, the local Kermit-rep, was in the shop opening some of his wines for Joe and Amy, the other owner of the Bottle Shop.  One thing led to another and I found that the Bottle Shop had both the Chateau Aney and Ch. de Bellevue recommended by the NYT wine writer Eric Asimov.  I left clutching those two bottles and an invitation to a Saturday tasting at the shop hosted by Greg.

When I went by on Saturday, Greg was pouring a Domaine Henri Perrusset Macon-Villages.  It was multi-faceted – classic Chardonnay but with a mineral almost salty finish.  We bought several bottles and left converts to the Bottle Shop.  They carry lots of wines hard to find elsewhere and the owners are friendly and informed.