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Mâcon Whites

Wine vines in a vineyard.
Wine vines. Photo by Sydney Martinez/TravelNevada via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

White Burgundy on a budget? Well, such a thing is possible in the Mâcon region where chardonnay is king.

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 De L'Arfentiere Mâcon Uchizy ‘20 ** $ VALUE

A floral, crisp chardonnay based wine with notes of pear and green apple.

Roux Pere & Fils Mâcon La Roche Vineuse ‘20 $ VALUE

Bright, very fresh aroma and flavor, notes of tropical fruit and honeysuckle.

Louis Latour Mâcon-Lugny Les Genievres Burgundy ‘19 *** WINE VALUE OF THE WEEK

From a renowned producer, made from older vines, seductive and lovely.

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.