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Cellar Notes

Wednesday at 4:44 pm and Friday at 5:44 pm

Al Spoler and Hugh Sisson discuss their favorite wines, beers and spirits on Cellar Notes.  Cellar Notes is sponsored by Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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Port of Leonardtown

Oct 10, 2018
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This small Maryland winery dominated the 2018 Governor's Cup competition, winning 7 gold medals out of 8 entries, an unprecedented triumph. 

Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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Rioja is Spain's most important red wine, but how did it get started?  Well, the Marques de Riscal had a lot to do with it. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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Spanish reds are very popular these days. But what about the whites? Here's a review of some of the most popular blancos. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio, are they the same grapes? Yes, but they're not the same wines. Hugh explains the differences. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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Spanish reds are very popular these days.  But what about the whites?  Here's a review of some of the most popular blancos. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Over-oaked Chardonnay is becoming a thing of the past. Here's a collection of tasty whites that never see a barrel. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Need a new cabernet sauvignon recommendation? Don't want to spend a fortune? Al and Hugh have you covered. Click the links to purchase their recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Al and Hugh offer suggestions for sparkling wines that are perfect for end-of-summer toasts. Click the links to purchase their recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Austrian Rosé

Aug 15, 2018

Get Al and Hugh's picks for Austrian rosé. Click the links to purchase their recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Zinfandels

Aug 8, 2018

Zinfandels go great with chunky barbequed meats. Al and Hugh tell us about some of their favorites. Click the links to purchase their recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Primitivo

Aug 1, 2018
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If you like zinfandels, you should try primitivo. Al and Hugh share some of the "treasures" they've found.  

Click the links to purchase their recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits

Aveleda of Portugal

Jul 26, 2018

Get a taste of Portugal with these Cellar Notes selections. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits

Organic Wines

Jul 18, 2018
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The good news for people who want to support organic farming and buy organic wines is that there's lots of choices out there. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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They make white wines in the Rhone, and they are great. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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You don't have to spend a lot to get good pinot noir. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

 

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Merlot Revisited

Jun 27, 2018
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Merlot's rep as a second class wine is totally undeserved. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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It's all about keeping an open mind when you look for value. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

NZ not SB

Jun 13, 2018
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Al and Hugh offer some wine picks that show that New Zealand can do more than just sauvignon blancs. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

A pair of California labels over-deliver on classic wines. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Wine in Cans

May 29, 2018

They're putting wine in cans, and it's going to change where you drink...and it's a lot better than you might think. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

South Africa

May 23, 2018
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Significant improvements for an old and troubled wine region. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Portuguese Sampler

May 16, 2018
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Super values from one of Europe's hottest travel destinations.  Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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You don't have to shell out $80 or more to enjoy a good Piedmont wine. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Albarino

May 3, 2018
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Spain's great seafood wine is achieving a great audience around the world. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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Lower in alcohol, supple in body, packed with flavor and very food-friendly, light reds are perfect for this time of the year.

Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Riesling

Apr 18, 2018
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Although the best Riesling may grow in Germany, other regions are having great success with the ultra-classy varietal. Click the links below to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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It's a perfect wine for the season and Al and Hugh have their recommendations for some delicious Pinot Noirs for under $25.00.  Click the links below to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Chablis

Apr 4, 2018
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Al and Hugh give their picks for some notable chablis. 

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Al and Hugh discuss an assortment of interesting wines that you'll want to pick up this season. 

Maryland's Best

Mar 14, 2018
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Al and Hugh give a rundown of some of the best Maryland wines.

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