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Cellar Notes

Wednesday at 4:44 pm and Friday at 5:44 pm

Al Spoler and Hugh Sisson discuss their favorite wines, beers and spirits on Cellar Notes.

Archive Prior to 2014

Seasonal Ales

Jan 10, 2018

A little heavier and a little higher in alcohol content, these are the beers you want to warm up with this winter.

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Al and Hugh revisit wines they tasted in 2017 that deserve a mention. 

Freddy Olsson/flickr

You gotta have bubbles this time of year! Al shares some of his favorites. 

Shopping Lists

Dec 20, 2017
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Al and Hugh review their favorite wines from this year, which would be great for gifts. 

Stonestreet Winery/Facebook

Al and Hugh discuss the wines of Jess Stonestreet Jackson, which the hosts say is one of the most important figures in the California wine industry in the last 30-40 years.

Kosher Wines

Dec 6, 2017
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Kosher wine has come a long way in quality and variety. Hugh and Al discuss this list of kosher wines from Quarry Wine and Spirits, and they learn what makes a wine kosher. 

Chianti Regions

Nov 29, 2017
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The name Chianti comes from the Chianti region in central Tuscany. Al and Hugh give some picks from the many subregions. 

domaine-pfister.com

Al and Hugh discuss their visit to Domaine Pfister in Alsace, a region in northeastern France. 

Sipp-Mack of Alsace

Nov 20, 2017
Sippmack.com

Al and Hugh visited Alsace, a region in northeastern France recently and they'll focus this week's episode on Sipp-Mack, a producer in the area.

Zinfandels

Nov 6, 2017
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Al and Hugh revisit some trustworthy Zinfadels. 

Back to Chile

Nov 2, 2017
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One of the first wines outside of Europe and the U.S. to make a splash were from Chile. So, Al and Hugh revisit the wines of this South American country. 

Veneto Reds

Oct 25, 2017
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Al and Hugh give their picks for wines from the Northeastern Italian region. 

Oktoberfest Beers

Oct 18, 2017
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Click  on the image for Al and Hugh's brew picks. 

Grab Bag of Bottles

Oct 12, 2017
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This week, Hugh and Al talk about wines produced by folks who are known for something else.

marylandwine.com

Al and Hugh discuss some of the winning wines in the Maryland Governor's Cup Competition. Click on the image for the list. 

Odds and Ends

Sep 27, 2017
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Languedoc is in the southwestern region of France. Al and Hugh say the quality of wines from this area is increasing. Click on the image for the recommendations. 

Viognier

Sep 13, 2017
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Long Meadow Ranch

Aug 30, 2017

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Megan Cole/flickr

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Odds and Ends

Aug 3, 2017
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Rosés From France

Jul 26, 2017
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geyserpeakwinery.com

Click on the image for this week's wine list. 

Zinfandels

Jul 12, 2017
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Al and Hugh investigate what's shakin' in the world of zinfadels.  

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Al and Hugh return to one of their tried and true friends--Rioja. Al recently visited Marques de Murrieta in Spain, where modern Riojas started, and he and Hugh share some suggestions for riojas you can find in stores. 

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In the cellar this week: Tempranillos, which refers in Spanish, to the grape's tendency to ripen early. 

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Megan Cole/flickr

The Radio Kitchen food for thought: Who says French wines can't be paired with Spanish cuisine?

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