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Pinot gris

Green Pinot Grigio grapes on a vine
Naotake Murayama via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Pinot Grigio grapes

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

Lone Birch Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley '20 ** $

(Well balanced, flavorful, classic aromas, tropical tree fruit) VALUE

Terrapin Cellars Pinot Gris, Oregon '20 ** $ VALUE

(A leaner approach to PG, lots of lime, apple and pear)

Cooper Mountain Yineyards, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley '20 **1/2 $$

(WINE OF THE WEEK, organic, full bodied, white tree fruit flavors)

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.