WHAT IS WHITE BURGUNDY, AND WHY IS IT SO ALLURING?
FRANCE IS WINE 101
FALL RED WINES SIGNAL A CHANGE OF SEASONS AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE TABLE
HOW THE SAUVIGNON BLANCS OF CHILE, SOUTH AFRICA & NEW ZEALAND CHANGED THE WAY I DRINK WINE
BORDEAUX: THE BEDROCK OF WINE APPRECIATION
BURGUNDY, BEAUJOLAIS, LYON: EATING & DRINKING OUR WAY THROUGH EASTERN FRANCE PARTS IV, V, VI, VII
EATING & DRINKING OUR WAY THROUGH EASTERN FRANCE, PARTS I, II & III
WHY I PREFER COOL-CLIMATE WHITE WINES
TWO ROSÉ TASTINGS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS
DO YOU LIKE IT SASSY?
IF THE LABEL READS "KERMIT LYNCH," YOU ARE IN FOR AN INTERESTING RIDE
LET'S TALK ABOUT WHITE BURGUNDY
THOUGHTS ON DRY JANUARY AND MY FAVORITE WINES OF THE PAST YEAR
GOOD GOLLY! WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE SOUTHERN RHONE?
WHY NOT BEAUJOLAIS?
I'VE BEEN WAITING OVER TWO YEARS TO TRY THESE RED BURGUNDIES
THE FINAL DAY OF RED BORDEAUX CLASS: SAINT-ÉSTEPHE & SAINT-JULIEN AND THE RIGHT BANK APPELLATIONS OF SAINT-ÉMILION & POMEROL
SANCERRE, POUILLY-FUME & MORE--A RUNDOWN ON OUR CURRENT SELECTION
BURGUNDY FOR THOSE OF US WHO WORK FOR A LIVING
THE SEARCH FOR THE SOUL OF SYRAH
THE 2ND DAY OF BORDEAUX CLASS: PAUILLAC
THE FIRST DAY OF BORDEAUX CLASS--MARGAUX & GRAVES
A PINOT NOIR RARITY FROM A WINEMAKING LEGEND
TEACHABLE MOMENTS AT THE BUNGALOW KITCHEN
DRINKING BETTER THAN MOST
WINE, PERIOD. FOOD, PERIOD.
THIS SUPER-PREMIUM SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS SPARKLER DOES THE IMPOSSIBLE
CURIOSITY IS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES
BEWARE OF DOGS!
FALL AT THE WINE COUNTRY
LIKING WHAT YOU DRINK OR DRINKING WHAT YOU LIKE
WHY DO THEY STILL CALL IT THAT?
ITALIAN WINE STORIES
A SENSE OF COMMUNITY
SEARCHING FOR A RICHER LIFE EXPERIENCE
MY IRISH WHISKEY ADVENTURE AT FOLEY'S IRISH HOUSE
DESCRIBING WINE: WHEN WORDS FAIL
THE LAST AFFORDABLE GREAT WINES
Founder & Owner
A Long Beach native, Randy Kemner began his love affair with wine over 50 years ago while working as a professional pianist in the lounge of a local fine dining restaurant. In 1982 he launched his wine career working in a retail wine store in Long Beach and began heading down the path that would lead him to create and develop one of Southern California’s leading wine stores.
From 1985 to 1995, he co-founded and co-owned Pacific Coast Wine Marketing, a boutique wine distributor for California artisan wines, Symington Ports & Madeiras and Kermit Lynch Imports. After selling his interest in the distributorship, Randy opened The Wine Country on November 14, 1995—now in its 29th year in business— which he co-owns with his wife Dale.
Randy is available at [email protected].