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Garnacha from Spain

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Al and Hugh give their picks for Spanish Garnachas, a red grape variety. 

The Wines

Borsao Tres Picos, Garnacha, Campo de Borja  '15 ** $

Hearty peasant style garnacha, spicy, full bodied, made for stews

Breca, Calatayud '14 *** $  VALUE

Superb wine, very powerful, tremendously complex, built to age

El Cinco Garnacha "Acrobata: '16 ** $

Lighter style, still deep with fruit, graceful and bright

De Muller Ligitim, Priorat '15 ***1/2  $$  SUPER VALUE

An otherworldly wine, very approachable, layers of flavor, a treat

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.
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.