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Italian Whites I (Lanterna Distributors)

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60 
Quality key:  * = decent wine   ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine   ****= elite
November 30   Italian Whites I  (Lanterna Distributors)
Illuminati Costulpo Trebbiano d'Abruzzo '15  *1/2  $
(Dry, subtle, mild and fresh)
Illuminati Pecorino Colli Aprunti '14  **  $
(Wonderful elegant, floral wine with peachy notes)
Tenute Guicciardini Strozzi Vernacia de San Gimignano '15  *  $
(Idiosyncratic, perhaps not everyone's cup of tea)
Lunae Pigato Terreferme '15  **1/2  $
(Fabulous wine, floral, gingery, bright and assertive)
Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Reds Wine and Spirits.

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.