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Organic Wine


The interest in organic wine is way up, so here are a trio of can't miss choices.     

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               

Farmstead Long Meadow Ranch Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley '16 ***  $$

Superb pinot noir at a great price, complex, deep, satisfying

Domaine Bosquet Gran Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle de Uco, Arg. '17  **1/2  $$

High altitude cab sauv, deep and flavorful, mild tannins, good for dinner

Goru Vedre Jumilla, Spain '15  **1/2 $  GREAT VALUE

Wow!  Just a fabulous mouthful of wine, explosive fruit, great acidity

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


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.