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Langhe Nebbiolo

Glass of red wine in front of a green background
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Glass of red wine

We came away from a visit to Piemonte, Italy firmly believing that the wines known as Langhe Nebbiolo were among the best values around.

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

Viberti Langhe Nebbiolo '20 **1/2 $$ WINE OF THE WEEK

(Very fruity with ready to drink flavors, dusty tannins, long finish)

Angelo Negro Langhe Nebbiolo '20 $$ **1/2

(Almost Burgundy-like, earthy, spicy, medium body, fluid texture)

Giuseppe Cortese Langhe Nebbiolo '19 **1/2 $$

(Pale red, elegant and ageable, layers of subtle fruit)

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.