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Northwest White Wines

Glasses of white wine/Photo by Christian Scholz via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Glasses of white wine/Photo by Christian Scholz via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Renown for their reds, the Pacific Northwest also has some fine white 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

Stoller Family Estate Chardonnay, Dundee Hills, OR '18 *** $$

This is an exceptional chardonnay in every way. Unoaked to boot.

Chehalem Unoaked INOX Chardonnay, Willamette Valley '19 *1/2 $

A lean bone dry chard, good for everyday, not a hint of oak.

Kiona Vineyards Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley '20 **1/2 WINE VALUE OF THE WEEK

Charming, exotic flavors, a touch of sparkle.

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

Click on the links 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.