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Domaine Pfister of Alsace

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Al and Hugh discuss their visit to Domaine Pfister in Alsace, a region in northeastern France. 

The Wines

Pfister Riesling Tradition '15 *** $20-$40

Impeccable balance between acidity and fruit, spectacular effort

Pfister Riesling Grand Cru Engelberg '12 *** More than $40

Totally a class act, classic Alsace riesling aroma and flavor, pristine

Pfister Crémant d'Alsace '12 ***  $20-$40

Indistinguishable from blanc de blanc Champagne, VALUE for a sparkler

Pfister Pinot Noir '16 ** $20-$40

Take it on its own terms:  light, bright cherry flavors, easy tannins

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.