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Mediterranean White Wines

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Recommendations

Maison Phillipe Viallet Savoie Blanc, Vin de Savoie '15 

Ideal lunch wine, light, crisp, dry with lovely fruit 

Price: Less than $20 (VALUE) 

Quality: ** 

Buketo "White Wine" Makedonia '14

Assyrtiko and sauvignon blanc:  a big white with personality

Price: Less than $20

Quality: ** 1/2

Fontevecchio Verdichio de Castelli de Jesi '15

Soft, round white, good acidity, mineral and fruit flavors

Price: Less than $20

Quality: **

Crisio Verdecchio de Castelli de Jesi  Riserva Classico '13 DOCG

Very classy white, perfect with lobster risotto

Price: $20-$40

Quality: **1/2

François Millet Sancerre '15 

Best of the bunch, tight, firm, very well balanced, gentle tartness

Price: $20-$40

Quality: ***

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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.