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Cellar Notes

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

Archive Prior to 2014

It's the perfect time of year to enjoy Tuscany's preeminent medium bodied red. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.   

Oktoberfest Beers

Oct 3, 2019

October is here and it's time to talk about the great Oktoberfest Beers! Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.   

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Al picks out a few bottles of very nice wine that haven't made their way into a show. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.   

Ciders

Sep 18, 2019

As long as there have been autumn harvests, there have been ciders. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.        

White Pinot Noir

Sep 10, 2019

This was a new one, even on our boys.  Surprisingly tasty white pinot noir. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Hugh takes a look at a venerable Napa Valley property with a fine record.  Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Malbecs

Aug 28, 2019

These big-bodied reds from Argentina are crowd-pleasing favorites. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Sauvignon Blancs

Aug 21, 2019

Sauvignon blancs are perfect partners for hot weather dining. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Wine In Cans

Aug 14, 2019

The latest craze in wine packaging has a lot going for it. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Italian Whites

Aug 7, 2019

            

Once overlooked, Italian white wines have seized the spotlight. 

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These wines are cool, crisp, flavorful choices for summertime refreshment. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

The choice of white wines from South Africa has never been larger.  Hugh reviews his favorites. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Once spurned because of apartheid, the South African wine industry is a leading promoter of black African participation. These wines will show their progress. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

The word is out on Portugese wine, and Al has found some winners. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

 

More great offerings from Italy for easy-drinking wines for barbecue season. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Great Italian Reds

Jun 26, 2019

Summer is a great time to pour some of Italy's best reds, all of which can find suitable partners on the grill. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Al takes a look at three intriguing rosés from around the world. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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France has long been a source for fabulous rosé wine.  Hugh looks at three winners. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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The popular grape viognier comes is a variety of styles, changing its shape depending on where it's grown and who's making it. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

High quality doesn't always have to break the bank.  Landmark Vineyards produces these two fine wines at very reasonable prices, both in the mid-$20's. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Calstar Shines

May 22, 2019

This little known California winery deserves a big audience, and here are three good reasons why, line priced at $18. And ask about the single vineyard pinot noirs, very high quality at a reasonable price. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

One of Napa's most venerable wineries, BV is still producing fine vintages. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Spring is a perfect time to try these lovely French whites. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Few regions in France offer as much diversity or quality as the charming Loire Valley. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Not all California chardonnay is an oak bomb.  Here are three excellent wines that prove the point. Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

French Chardonnay

Apr 18, 2019
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French chardonnay doesn't end with white Burgundy.  Here are some great examples from all over France. Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Husch, from Mendocino County, has been making really nice wines for years. Al and Hugh give us a few recommendations. Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Value Bordeaux

Apr 3, 2019

You can pay a lot for good Bordeaux, but some wines out there are exceptional values. Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Every now and then we like to look back at some old friends of ours to see how they're doing these days.  Hugh takes a look at this mixed bag. Click the link to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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.

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