Articles

07 Jul 2024

THE MAJESTY OF THE WINES OF PIEDMONT

 
01 Jun 2024

THE WINE COUNTRY'S FABULOUS ROSES: ALWAYS BUCKING THE TREND

 
30 May 2024

YOU ONLY DRINK DRY WHITE WINES? HERE IS THE SURPRISE YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!

 
26 May 2024

THE RIESLING RENAISSANCE: THE GREAT WHITE WINES THAT DESERVE A FRESH NEW LOOK

 
12 Apr 2024

THE MYSTERY AND MAGIC OF SYRAH

 
24 Mar 2024

HAS NAPA VALLEY LOST ITS MIND?

 
10 Mar 2024

THRILLING RED WINE DISCOVERIES LIE AHEAD IN FRANCE'S LOIRE VALLEY

 
7 Mar 2024

THE LAST GREAT AFFORDABLE WHITE WINES: THE CHENIN BLANCS OF VOUVRAY & MONTLOUIS

 
24 Feb 2024

FRANCE'S BOLD, MOSTLY UNKNOWN RED WINES FROM CASSOULET COUNTRY: CAHORS, MADIRAN, LANGUEDOC & MORE

 
11 Feb 2024

WHAT IS WHITE BURGUNDY, AND WHY IS IT SO ALLURING?

 
16 Jan 2024

FRANCE IS WINE 101

 
16 Oct 2023

FALL RED WINES SIGNAL A CHANGE OF SEASONS AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE TABLE

 
03 Oct 2023

TASTING FRANCE

 
23 Aug 2023

HOW THE SAUVIGNON BLANCS OF CHILE, SOUTH AFRICA & NEW ZEALAND CHANGED THE WAY I DRINK WINE

 
28 Jun 2023

BORDEAUX: THE BEDROCK OF WINE APPRECIATION

 
10 Jun 2023

BURGUNDY, BEAUJOLAIS, LYON: EATING & DRINKING OUR WAY THROUGH EASTERN FRANCE PARTS IV, V, VI, VII

 
9 Jun 2023

EATING & DRINKING OUR WAY THROUGH EASTERN FRANCE, PARTS I, II & III

 
5 Jun 2023

WHY I PREFER COOL-CLIMATE WHITE WINES

 
30 May 2023

TWO ROSÉ TASTINGS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS

 
16 Apr 2023

DO YOU LIKE IT SASSY?

 
23 Feb 2023

IF THE LABEL READS "KERMIT LYNCH," YOU ARE IN FOR AN INTERESTING RIDE

 
24 Jan 2023

LET'S TALK ABOUT WHITE BURGUNDY

 
03 Jan 2023

THOUGHTS ON DRY JANUARY AND MY FAVORITE WINES OF THE PAST YEAR

 
27 Nov 2022

GOOD GOLLY! WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE SOUTHERN RHONE?

 
15 Nov 2022

WHY NOT BEAUJOLAIS?

 
09 Nov 2022

I'VE BEEN WAITING OVER TWO YEARS TO TRY THESE RED BURGUNDIES

 
20 Oct 2022

THE FINAL DAY OF RED BORDEAUX CLASS: SAINT-ÉSTEPHE & SAINT-JULIEN AND THE RIGHT BANK APPELLATIONS OF SAINT-ÉMILION & POMEROL

 
18 Oct 2022

SANCERRE, POUILLY-FUME & MORE--A RUNDOWN ON OUR CURRENT SELECTION

 
12 Oct 2022

BURGUNDY FOR THOSE OF US WHO WORK FOR A LIVING

 
09 Oct 2022

THE SEARCH FOR THE SOUL OF SYRAH

 
07 Aug 2022

THE 2ND DAY OF BORDEAUX CLASS: PAUILLAC

 
28 May 2022

THE FIRST DAY OF BORDEAUX CLASS--MARGAUX & GRAVES

 
05 May 2022

A PINOT NOIR RARITY FROM A WINEMAKING LEGEND

 
06 Mar 2022

TEACHABLE MOMENTS AT THE BUNGALOW KITCHEN

 
20 Feb 2022

DRINKING BETTER THAN MOST

 
19 Jan 2022

WINE, PERIOD. FOOD, PERIOD.

 
18 Dec 2021

THIS SUPER-PREMIUM SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS SPARKLER DOES THE IMPOSSIBLE

 
21 Nov 2021

CURIOSITY IS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES

 
06 November 2021

BEWARE OF DOGS!

 
27 October 2021

FALL AT THE WINE COUNTRY

 
10 October 2021

LIKING WHAT YOU DRINK OR DRINKING WHAT YOU LIKE

 
31 August 2021

WHY DO THEY STILL CALL IT THAT?

 
23 August 2021

ITALIAN WINE STORIES

 
31 July 2021

A SENSE OF COMMUNITY

 
11 July 2021

SEARCHING FOR A RICHER LIFE EXPERIENCE

 
29 June 2021

MY IRISH WHISKEY ADVENTURE AT FOLEY'S IRISH HOUSE

 
13 June 2021

DESCRIBING WINE: WHEN WORDS FAIL

 

 

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]