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Greek Wines

A glass of white wine on a wall overlooking Greek islands with a sunset in the background.
Glass of white wine in Greece. FirstRozik via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Maybe the oldest continuously producing wine region, Greece has seen enormous progress in its wine in recent years.

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

Semeli Feast White Moschofilero '19 **1/2 $ WHITE WINE VALUE OF THE WEEK

Reminiscent of Riesling with its crisp acidity and aromatics, great price.

Askitikos Assyrtiko '19 ** $

Very like Albariño, fleshy, tropical fruit aromas and flavors.

Sant'Or Saint George Agiorgitiko '19 **1/2 $ RED WINE VALUE OF THE WEEK

Medium bodied with elegant structure and fruit, very flavorful.

Tetramythos Agiorgitiko ‘17 ** $ VALUE

A well rounded red with bright berry flavors and good depth.

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.