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Bonny Doon

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Al and Hugh gives their picks from Bonny Doon, a California winery. Click on the picture for recommendations.

Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant Blanc, Arroyo Seco NV  

White blend with a honeyed nose,  vibrant fruit.

Quality: ★★

Price Range: Less than $20

Bonny Doon A Proper Claret , California NV

Red blend featuring cab sauv

Quality: ★★

Price Range: Less than $20

Bonny Doon De Proprio Gravitas, California NV 

A white blend imitating white Bodeaux

Quality: ★1/2

Price Range: Less than $20

Bonny Doon Clos de Gilroy, Central Coast, NV  

A Cotes du Rhone imitator, quite good, VALUE

Quality: ★★

Price Range: Less than $20

Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant, Central Coast 2010  

This vintage is on a deep sale now, and is a STEAL

Quality: ★★1/2

Price Range: Less than $20

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.