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Affordable pinot noir

Pinot noir

Italo Cescon Pinot Noir, Veneto '20 **1/2 $

(a very woodsy, light bodied pinot with bittersweet flavors)

The Crusher Pinot Noir, California '19 ** $

(inexpensive big bodied pinot for those who like some muscle)

Primarius Pinot Noir, Oregon '20 **1/2 $ WINE VALUE OF THE WEEK

(textbook pinot structure, sweet and tart fruit, pinot as it should be)

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.