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An Assortment Of Chianti

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It's the perfect time of year to enjoy Tuscany's preeminent medium bodied red. 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

Fattoria Rodano Chianti Classico '16 $$  **1/2

Young and built for aging, big, rich, compact Chianti with deep flavor

Grignono Chianti Ruffino '15 $  **

Earthy and medium bodied, a sure hit with any tomato based dish

San Felice Chianti Classico '17  $   **1/2

Light, young and approachable, a carousel of flavors, pair with prosciutto

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

Click on the bottle 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.