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Brothers and Sisters (A red and a white from the same producer) - 8/6/14

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = good decent wine  ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine

4 Vines Naked Chard "Unoaked" Santa Barbara 2012   **  $
(Great value in complex unoaked chard.)

4 Vines "Truant" Zinfandel "old vines," California 2011  ** $
(Fruity zin with good flavors, excellent with barbecue sauce.)    

Sean Minor Chardonnay, Central Coast 2012 **  $
(Very good for the money, style and flavor.)

Sean Minor Pinot Noir, Carneros 2011  **1/2 $
(Superb value in an excellent pinot noir, complexity and class.)

Joel Gott Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2013  *1/2  $
(Somewhat light approach to pinot gris, but with abundant flavor.)

Joel Gott Zinfandel, California 2011  **  $
(Blended zin, gobs of fruit, classic flavors, great buy.)

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.  See sponsor tab.

Al Spoler, well known to WYPR listeners as the wine-loving co-host of "Cellar Notes" has had a long-standing parallel interest in cooking as well. Al has said, the moment he started getting serious about Sunday night dinners was the same moment he started getting serious about wine. Over the years, he has benefited greatly from being a member of the Cork and Fork Society of Baltimore, a gentlemen's dining club that serves black tie meals cooked by the members themselves who are some of Baltimore's most accomplished amateur cooks.
As General Partner of Clipper City Brewing Company, L.P., Hugh J. Sisson is among Baltimore's premier authorities on craft brewing and a former manager of the state's first pub brewery, Sissons, located in Federal Hill. A fifth generation Baltimorean, Hugh has been involved in all aspects of craft brewing.