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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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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
Cameron Kennedy/flickr

 

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.

Cameron Kennedy/flickr

 

 

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.

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.

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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.

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
Cameron Kennedy/flickr

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
Stefano Lubiana/flickr

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.

Lee Coursey/flickr

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.

yevgeniy_shpika/flickr

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.

 

Audio coming soon.

 

Merlot Revisited

Jun 27, 2018
Cameron Kennedy/flickr

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.

Jan Mark Holzer/flickr

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
Ralf Smallkaa/flickr

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.

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