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Margaret River


The wines of Australia's Margaret River are among the most refined and graceful in a country that prizes big strapping wines.  They show true class. 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

Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River '16  *** $$$

True class:  medium bodied, very complex, tons of finesse, impressive

Vassse Felix "Filius" Chardonnay, Margaret River '17  **1/2  $$

Dry, crisp, with subtle, classy flavors, very light oak, think Pouilly-Fuissé

Vinaceous "Red Right Hand" Shiraz-Grenache-Tempranillo, Margaret River '16

Tasty red blend very reminiscent of good Cotes du Rhone VALUE

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.