The Secrets of a Great Importer
More than 20 years ago Kermit Lynch wrote what may be the best book on the wine business. Equal parts professional insight and Henry James-inspired travelogue, “Adventures on the Wine Route” was not only much praised but has never been out of print.
Mr. Lynch’s take on all this? “I made a huge mistake commercially: I wrote a book explaining what I do” he said over a late-morning glass of Muscadet at Balthazar restaurant in New York. It was a class Kermit Lynch remark: a bit wry, a bit curmudgeonly and a bit true as well.