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Gagliardo of Barolo

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

Al has had the pleasure of visiting this super Barolo producer twice and loves their high-quality product, even at the lower price points.

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

Gagliardo Roero Arneis '21 **1/2 $$ WINE OF THE WEEK

(Little known white grape offers a lot, soft texture, great flavors)

Gagliardo Lange Nebiolo "Da Batie" '18 *** $$

(Sort of a junior varsity Barolo, autumnal in feeling, deep in flavor)

Gagliardo Babrera d'Alba "La Matie" '17 **1/2 $$$

(Powerful barbera, deeply flavored, heavier than most, lots of personality)

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.