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Bubbles for New Year's Eve

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It's time to break out the bubbly! Al and Hugh give their picks for what you should be sipping on as you ring in the new year.

Wine Keys

*decent wine   **very good   ***superb   ****elite 

$=less than $20 | $$=$20-40 | $$$=$40-60 | $$$$=above $60

Tenuta Sant' Ana Prosecco Extra Dry $17  ** (Bargain Prosecco)

Clara C Fiore Rosé $18  **1/2 (High quality bargain rosé Prosecco)

Codorniu Anna Brut and Codorniu Anna Rosé $13 to $15  ** (Bargain Cavas at unbelievable prices)

Gruet Brut and Gruet Blanc de Noir $18 **(Great VALUE from New Mexico, of all places...try it, you'll like it!)

Legras et Haas NV Brut "Tradition" Champagne $36 *** (A very good price for true Champagne)

Andre Jacquart Blanc de Blancs Premiere Cru Brut NV $56 *** (For that special private New Year's Eve moment)

(All of these wines can be purchased at Red Wine and Spirits in Kingsville.  Prices are approximate and can vary.)

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.