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Barbera From Piedmont

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As good as Piedmont's best wines are, it's Barbera that you'll find on the table.  Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.   

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

Casatto Monticello Barbera d'Asti Superiore '17  **  $   OUTSTANDING VALUE

Surprising quality and complexity for the price, great everyday wine.

Palladino Barbera d'Alba '16  ** 1/2  $  VALUE

Lively, dynamic, very drinkable, rustic and smooth, very spicy.

Varja Barbera d'Alba '16  *** $$

Very classy Barbera for the dinner table, restrained tannins, deep fruit.

All of these wines 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.