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Rosés for Spring Part 1

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France has long been a source for fabulous rosé wine.  Hugh looks at three winners. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

The Wines

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

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

VALUE = exceptional quality for the money

Les Ligériens Rosé d'Anjou, Vallée de la Moire, '18  **  $  VALUE

Gamay and grolleau, vibrant berry aromas, soft texture, long spicy finish

Canas "Anne de Joyeuse" Rosé de Pinot Noir, Limoux '18  **1/2  $$ GREAT VALUE

Forward pinot noir flavors, refreshing acidity, dry and flavorful, food friendly

Cuvée Pigoudet "Loratoire Divine" Rosé, Aix en Provence '18 ***  $$

Stunning wine, at $21 a steal, classic Provence blend, Saturday night dinner wine

All of these wines can be purchased at Kenilworth Wine and Spirits.

Click on the links to purchase. 

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.