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Torres of Spain: Part Two - 8/19/15

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = decent    ** = very good    *** = superb    **** = elite
Torres Mas la Plana Cabernet Sauvignon, Penedes '10 *** $$$$    
(A great wine, inheritor of the old Black Label Gran Coronas)

Torres Pazo das Bruxes Albariño, Rias Baxias '13 ** $  VALUE
(A very good albariño for the money, elegant and pleasing)

Torres "Salmos" Priorat '12 ** 1/2 $$
(A tad pricey at $35, but a very good wine from a great Spanish region)

Torres 10 Gran Riserva Brandy ** $$
(Classic Spanish brandy at an affordable price)

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.