© 2021 WYPR
20th Anniversary Background
WYPR 88.1 FM Baltimore WYPF 88.1 FM Frederick WYPO 106.9 FM Ocean City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Organic Wines

Stefano Lubiana/flickr

The good news for people who want to support organic farming and buy organic wines is that there's lots of choices out there. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

The Wines

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Quality key:  * = decent  ** = very good  *** = superb  **** = elite    

Domaine Bosquet Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza '17  $  *1/2  $

Decent Cab sauv for the money, juicy, informal, immediate drinking.

Domaine Bosquet Sauvignon Blanc, Tupungato Valley '17  **  $

Flavorful SB, informal and fun, sweet and sour flavors

Domaine Bosquet Malbec Reserve, Tupungato Valley  '15  **  $

Low tannin, high juice, crowd-pleaser, a bit of complexity

Albet i Noya "Curios" Tempranillo, Penedes '16  $  **1/2  EXCELLENT VALUE

Juicy and complex, medium bodied, velvet texture, very enjoyable

Domaine Saint Jacques Cotes du Rhone '16  **1/2  $

Super CDR, grenache heavy, very complex, no shyness  VALUE

All of these wines can be purchased at Kenilworth Wine and Spirits. Click on the name of the wine for direct ordering and home delivery.

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.