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French Rosés From Franck Agostini

Bottles of rosé in a metal bowl.
Bottles of rosé. Photo by Susanne Nilsson via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

It's the season for light and enjoyable pink 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

Domaine des Herbauges "Eleon d'or", Loire '20*** $ VERY GOOD VALUE

Springtime in a glass, fresh, explosive, strawberry notes, delicious)

Fabien Castaing "Gris Océan" IGP Atlantique '20 ** ½

From the Atlantic seaside, a refreshing, crisp rosé with balance.

Chateau Lauduc Rosé, Bordeaux rosé '20*** $ WINE VALUE OF THE WEEK

100% cabernet sauvignon, delicate yet opulent, subtle and complete.

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.