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Willm Of Alsace, Wines For Thanksgiving

If you don't know the whites of Alsace, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to try them. Budget friendly Willm is a good place to start. 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 price

Willm Blanc de Blanc (sparkling) NV ** $   GREAT VALUE

Inexpensive sparkling wine that is elegant, with fine mousse, citrus flavors.

Willm Crémant d'Alsace Rosé ** 1/2  GOOD VALUE

Pinot noir based rosé sparkling wine, off-dry and classy, great with food.

Willm Riesling Riesling Réserve '18  ** 1/2  $  VALUE    

Reserve quality riesling at this price is a steal:  aromatic, racy, crisp, dry.

Willm Pino Noir Réserve '18 ** 1/2 $  VALUE   

Alsatian pinot noir is coming on strong, and this is a great example.

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.