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Comfort Food White Wines

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These selected white wines are perfect for comforting winter meals that call for something other than big red wines.


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


Essay Chenin Blanc Blend, South Africa '19** $ VALUE

Delightful blend featuring aromatic, floral, crisp chenin blanc.

Domaine Berthet-Rayne Cotes du Rhone Blanc '19 **1/2 $ VALUE

Big, rustic white from the South of France, spicy and floral.

Suvali Chardonnay, California '19** $ BIG VALUE

Surprising quality for such an inexpensive chard.


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

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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.