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Light Summer Reds


As much as we enjoy our big juicy reds during the summer, we sometimes yearn for something lighter. Hugh has the answer.

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

Vignamato Rosso Piceno DOC '21 **1/2 $ WINE OF THE WEEK

(Montepulciano and Sangiovese blend, graceful, flavorful red)

Durin Rossese, Liguria '21 ** $ VALUE

(Like an Italian Beaujolais, bright berry flavors, light body)

HH3 Pinot Noir Classic, Thermen, Austria '18 ** $ VALUE

(Austrian pinot, light, flavorful with cherry notes, easy drinking)

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.