Al Spoler http://wypr.org en California Pinot Noirs - 7/23/14 http://wypr.org/post/california-pinot-noirs-72314 <p><strong>Price key:&nbsp;</strong> $=less than $20&nbsp; $$= $20-40&nbsp;&nbsp; $$$=$40-60&nbsp; $$$$=above $60<br /><strong>Quality key:</strong>&nbsp; * = good decent wine&nbsp; ** = very good wine&nbsp;&nbsp; *** = superb wine<br /><br />La Crema Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast&nbsp; 2012 *1/2&nbsp; $$<br />(Light, fruity, rounded, good every day pinot noir.)<br /><br />La Crema Pinot Noir, Monterey, 2012 **&nbsp; $$<br />(A bigger, earthier pinot noir with good complexity.)<br /><br />Wild Ridge Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2011&nbsp; ***&nbsp; $$<br />(Impressive, full bodied, well balanced, nuanced.)<br /><br />Champ de Reves Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 2011&nbsp; *** $$<br />(Very complex, great body, very elegant.)<br /><br /><em>Many of these fine wines can be purchased at <a href="http://mywineworld.com/">Wine World</a>.&nbsp; See sponsor tab.</em><br /> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Al Spoler & Hugh Sisson 502550 at http://wypr.org Heirloom Radishes and Carrots http://wypr.org/post/heirloom-radishes-and-carrots <p><strong>July 22, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Heirloom Radishes and Carrots</strong><br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />Our national celebration has just past, so it's a good time to consider the great heritage America's farms have bestowed upon us.&nbsp; During this season of tomatoes, corn and watermelons, it's easy to overlook a pair of bit players in the summer, and that would be radishes and carrots.&nbsp;&nbsp; But we've now started to see some heirloom varieties of these garden greats.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:26:11 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 502484 at http://wypr.org Chardonnays - 7/16/14 http://wypr.org/post/chardonnays-71614 <p><br />William Hill Chardonnay, North Coast 2012 * $<br />(Nice basic chard, nothing fancy.)<br /><br />Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay, Sonoma County 2011&nbsp; *1/2 $<br />(A touch of complexity, good mid-level chard.)<br /><br />St. Supery Estate Chardonnay, oak-free, Napa ** $<br />(Very nice, idiosyncratic chard, seems "German" in style.)<br /><br />Arrowood Chardonnay, Sonoma County 2010 **1/2&nbsp; $<br />(One of the classics, a steal at this price.)<br /><br /><em>Many of these fine wines can be purchased at <a href="http://mywineworld.com/">Wine World</a>.&nbsp; See sponsor tab.</em></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:50:02 +0000 Al Spoler & Hugh Sisson 502235 at http://wypr.org Leeks, Green Onions and Garlic Scapes http://wypr.org/post/leeks-green-onions-and-garlic-scapes <p><strong>&nbsp; July 15, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Leeks, Green Onions and Garlic Scapes</strong><br /><br />Summer is a time for some pretty serious salad making and some pretty serious grilling.&nbsp; Most salads need a little zing, and the various members of the onion family were put on earth to do just that.&nbsp; And we shouldn't be surprised that a lot of these oniony veggies can serve multiple roles.&nbsp; Chef Jerry Pelligrino of The Waterfront Kitchen filled us in on some of the things we should look out for.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:49:47 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 502175 at http://wypr.org Byron Winery - 7/9/14 http://wypr.org/post/byron-winery-7914 <p><br /><strong>Price key:&nbsp;</strong> $=less than $20&nbsp; $$= $20-40&nbsp;&nbsp; $$$=$40-60&nbsp; $$$$=above $60<br /><strong>Quality key:</strong>&nbsp; * = good decent wine&nbsp; ** = very good wine&nbsp;&nbsp; *** = superb wine<br /><br />Byron Chardonnay, Santa Barbara '12&nbsp; *&nbsp; $<br />(Very nice entry level chardonnay, good value.)<br /><br />Byron Pinot&nbsp; Noir, Santa Barbara '12&nbsp; *&nbsp; $$<br />(Very good varietal character, great value.)<br /><br />Byron Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley '11&nbsp; *** $$<br />(Creamy, rich, well balanced, textbook chard.) Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:33:23 +0000 Al Spoler & Hugh Sisson 501884 at http://wypr.org Baltimore Chef's Table http://wypr.org/post/baltimore-chefs-table <p><strong>&nbsp; July 8, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Baltimore Chef's Table&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong> &nbsp;<br /><br />In case you might not have noticed, Baltimore is developing quite a reputation as a town with some mighty good chefs.&nbsp; And to prove the point a number of books have appeared lately featuring our talented cooks.&nbsp; And we are very proud to see that you have made it into one of the newest books featuring the local team.<br />&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 501785 at http://wypr.org Whiskeys Around the World - 7/2/14 http://wypr.org/post/whiskeys-around-world-7214 <p><br /><strong>Quality key:</strong>&nbsp; * = good decent&nbsp;&nbsp; ** = very good&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *** = superb<br /><br />Schniederweisss clear whiskey , Germany 1/2* &nbsp;<br />(A curiosity)<br /><br />Mackmyra "The First Edition", Sweeden *<br />(Decent)<br /><br />Penderyn, Wales 1/2*<br />(Scotch-like, big rich flavor)<br /><br />Reisterbauer, Austria 1/2*<br />(Bourbon-like, uninspired)<br /> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:00:07 +0000 Al Spoler & Hugh Sisson 501581 at http://wypr.org Traveling Spice Kit http://wypr.org/post/traveling-spice-kit <p><strong>July 1, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Traveling Spice Kit</strong><br /><br />Summer is the time to travel and whether you travel within the state, hit the wide open highways of America or fly abroad, you're going to want to eat.&nbsp; Of course, dining out is a big part of the fun of travel, but you might want to do a little home cooking too.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:39:18 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 501530 at http://wypr.org Rhubarb http://wypr.org/post/rhubarb <p><strong>June 24, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Rhubarb&nbsp; </strong><br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />We've tipped into summer and the farms of Maryland are sending all sort of fabulous food to the markets.&nbsp; One of the more dramatic vegetables you'll find out there this time of year is rhubarb.&nbsp; The long, bright crimson stalks of rhubarb look incredible, but the problem always is:&nbsp; what do you do with them?&nbsp; And there's more to rhubarb than good old rhubarb-strawberry pie.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:42:41 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 501276 at http://wypr.org French Rosés - 6/25/14 http://wypr.org/post/french-ros-s-62514 <p><strong>Price key:</strong>&nbsp; $=less than $20&nbsp; $$= $20-40&nbsp;&nbsp; $$$=$40-60&nbsp; $$$$=above $60<br /><strong>Quality key:</strong>&nbsp; * = good decent wine&nbsp; ** = very good wine&nbsp;&nbsp; *** = superb wine<br /><br />Whispering Angel, Cotes du Provence 2013 *1/2 $<br />(A charming well structured delicate rosé.)<br /><br />Domaine de Corbillieres Rosé, Tourain 2013 *1/2 $<br />(Big soft rosé with nice fruit flavors.)<br /><br />Commanderie de Peyrosol Rosé, Provence 2013 ** $<br />(Quintessential French rosé.)<br /><br />La Manarine Rosé Cotes du Rhone 2013 * $<br />(Fuller bodied, with a bitter finish.)<br /><br /><em>Many of these fine wines can be purchased at <a href="http://mywineworld.com/">Wine World</a>.&nbsp; See sponsor tab.</em><br /><br /> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Al Spoler & Hugh Sisson 501184 at http://wypr.org