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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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Some of California's most intriguing wines don't carry the name of the grape on their label. Exotic and imaginative red blends can offer value and interest. Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

March is Maryland Wine Month, a chance to celebrate the impressive progress our state has been making in its wine industry. Al features three favorites.  Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

 

Sonoma's Russian River Valley is home to some of the best chardonnays and pinot noirs in California.  Hartford Family Winery does it as well as anybody.  Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Cold nippy weather is the perfect season for warm hearty ales like stout and porter. Hugh makes a survey of some of his favorites. Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

The northern Spanish regions of Rioja and Priorat are the most prestigious of the country. But quality doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Clayhouse wines

Argentina made malbec famous. But its origins are in central France, where the deep and brooding grape first was turned into wine.  It also grows extensively in California. Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Valpolicella

Feb 6, 2019
Cesari

One of the most popular wines in all of Italy, Valpolicella comes in several distinct styles.  Hugh looks at a strong lineup from Cesari. Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Maryland Rye

Jan 30, 2019
MISCellaneous Distillery

Maryland rye is staging a dramatic comeback and the quality from around the state is very high.  Here are a few suggestions. Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Maryland Rum

Jan 23, 2019
Lost Ark

From colonial times on, Maryland has crafted rum.  Today's versions are turning heads with their quality, many perfect for sipping. Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

@CambriaWines/twitter

Well known as a producer of good value wines, Cambria is introducing a new line of super premium wines dedicated to the family members who created them. Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Bogle Wines II

Jan 9, 2019

We continue our look at Bogle, one of the most bargain oriented wineries we know.  All these wines are priced at $15 and under. Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Bogle Wines

Jan 2, 2019

Bogle represent one of the stongest lineups of consumer friendly wines out there. We will spend two weeks looking at their selections, which cost $15 and under. Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Everybody wants to have a few bottles of bubbly on hand for end of the year celebrations. Here’s a list of certified winners that you can print out, or order directly from this website. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

We can all use some advice for picking out just the right bottle of wine for your holiday occasions. Here’s a list you can print out, or you can order directly from this website. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Holiday Beers

Dec 12, 2018
Anchor Brewing Company

This is the time of year when the breweries trot out their most special beers.  And nobody follows them closer than Hugh Sisson. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Maison Willm

At this time of year everybody needs some reliable “go-to” wines to take to a party or put on the table. Here’s three strong recommendations. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Port and Stickies

Nov 28, 2018
Yalumba

Nothing warms a winter’s night like a glass of good port.  Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Barbera

Nov 21, 2018
Ca' Del Sarto

Barbera is an up and coming variety in Italy’s Piedmont region. Medium bodied, full of flavor and reasonably priced, it is something of a poor man’s Barolo. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

 

Thanksgiving Whites

Nov 14, 2018
pineridgevineyards.com

 

This week: What to pour into your white wine glasses! Print out this list of recommended whites for your Thanksgiving dinner, or click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Thanksgiving Reds

Nov 7, 2018
En Route

Buying wines for Thanksgiving dinner can be a challenge. Print out this list of recommended reds, or click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Viognier

Oct 30, 2018
Guy Bernard

This once mysterious grape from France is now growing all over the world, and is a big favorite with those who are looking for an alternative to chardonnay. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Oregon Pinot Noirs

Oct 23, 2018
kenilworthwine.com

 

You get a lot of bang for your buck in Oregon where the pinot noirs rival the much more expensive Burgundies. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Value Bordeaux

Oct 17, 2018
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Bordeaux is arguably the king of wines, and is notoriously expensive. But there are relative bargains out there, and Hugh has found them. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Port of Leonardtown

Oct 10, 2018
Port of Leonardtown Winery/Facebook

 

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.

Paul Aloe/flickr

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.

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