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Franck Agostini Offers Tremendous Value From The Loire Valley


Continuing with our French theme, our friend Franck Agostini has imported a bevy of new vintages from the Loire Valley for you to try.



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

Dom des Herbauges – Muscadet-Cotes de Grandlieu “le Chant Baron” '18 ** $

Aroma of nectarine and white peaches, crisp, flavorful, fresh flavors. VALUE

Dom des Herbauges – Grolleau Gris '18 ** $ VALUE

Rare, ancient grape, very aromatic, bright citrus flavors with spicy notes.

Dom des Herbauges – Rose Eléon'Or '19 **1/2 $ GREAT VALUE

Hard candy, cherries on the nose bright red fruit on the palate, very tasty.

Famille Duveau – Saumur Champigny '18 **1/2 $ VALUE

Super red from a superior region, cab franc at its silky best, deep and rich.

Dom Gouron – Chinon Rouge '18 **1/2 $ VALUE

Exotic olive, red berry aromas, flavors, concentrated, superb dinner wine.

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

Click on the link 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.