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Mary Taylor

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Collection of 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

Mary Taylor Pascal Bitou Anjou Blanc '21 **1/2 WINE OF THE WEEK

(100% chenin blanc, fragrant, aromatic, slightly off-dry, chenin at its best)

Mary Taylor Bordeaux Blanc '20 ** $ VALUE

(Sauvignon blanc dominated, very aromatic, crisp with melon, citrus notes)

Mary Taylor Sicilia Rosso '20 **1/2 $ VALUE

(Nero d'Avola, full bodied, forward, graceful structure)

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.
Executive Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Corks restaurant is fascinated by food and wine, and the way they work in harmony on the palate. His understanding of the two goes all the way to the molecular level, drawing on his advanced education in molecular biology. His cuisine is simple and surprising, pairing unexpected ingredients together to work with Corks' extensive wine offerings.