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White Cotes du Rhone

White wine in glass
Rebecca Higgins
White wine in glass

We all know red Cotes du Rhone, now it's time to meet the whites, which are

super food-friendly, big-flavored 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

Chateau de Trignon Cotes du Rhone Viognier '21 **1/2 $$

(With fresh bright fruit on the aroma and palate, a lean but flavorful wine)

Chateau Trignon Cotes du Rhone Roussanne '21 *** $$

(Very complex aroma and flavor, this is a big wine with lots of personality.)

Chateau de Marjolet Cotes du Rhone "Petit Parcelles" '21 *** $ WINE OF THE WEEK

(Great CDR producer, a very classy, well made white blend, impeccable balance)

All of these wines can be purchased at Kenilworth Wine and Spirits.

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.