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Chilean Reds

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Chilean whites are gaining an audience, but Chilean reds already have arrived.

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

Las Casas de Vaqueria Carmenere, Corral A18 Maule Valley '19 ** $ VALUE

Complex for the price, deep black fruit, spice, chocolatey flavors.

Arboleda Carmenere, Aconcaugua, '16 **1/2 $$

Deep and intense, earthy herbal notes, black pepper spice, complex.

Casa del Bosque Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo '17 **1/2 $ BIG VALUE

Very classy, sleek cab, with classic flavors at a remarkable price.

All of these wines can be purchased at kenilworthwine.com. 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.