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Chenin blanc

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Chenin blanc

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

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

(Lightly pettilant, classic notes of honey, flowers and wet stones)

Lubanzi Chenin Blanc, South Africa '21 ** $

(Dry with unique flavors with sweet fruit at the core)

Husch Chenin Blanc, Mendocino '20 **1/2 $

(Rich fruit in a dry format, pure melon flavors, bright acidity)

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.