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Beringer: Part 1 - 5/27/15

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

Beringer Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley '11 **  $ VALUE
(Round, melon flavored SB with good balance, very refreshing)

Beringer Merlot, Napa Valley '12 **1/2 $$
(A pretty wine, with soft plummy notes and gentle tannins)

Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley '11 **1/2  $$
(A big bodied cab with gritty tannins, long finish)

Beringer "Waymaker" Red Blend, Paso Robles '12 **1/2  $$ VALUE
(A syrah/cab blend that is deep, polished and excellent)

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Reds Wine, Spirits, Deli & Meats.
Visit them at www.redswinenspirits.com.
 

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.