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Cellar Notes

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It's all about keeping an open mind when you look for value. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

NZ not SB

Jun 13, 2018
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Al and Hugh offer some wine picks that show that New Zealand can do more than just sauvignon blancs. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

A pair of California labels over-deliver on classic wines. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Wine in Cans

May 29, 2018

They're putting wine in cans, and it's going to change where you drink...and it's a lot better than you might think. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

South Africa

May 23, 2018
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Significant improvements for an old and troubled wine region. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Portuguese Sampler

May 16, 2018
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Super values from one of Europe's hottest travel destinations.  Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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You don't have to shell out $80 or more to enjoy a good Piedmont wine. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Albarino

May 3, 2018
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Spain's great seafood wine is achieving a great audience around the world. Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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Lower in alcohol, supple in body, packed with flavor and very food-friendly, light reds are perfect for this time of the year.

Click the links to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Riesling

Apr 18, 2018
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Although the best Riesling may grow in Germany, other regions are having great success with the ultra-classy varietal. Click the links below to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

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It's a perfect wine for the season and Al and Hugh have their recommendations for some delicious Pinot Noirs for under $25.00.  Click the links below to purchase Al and Hugh's recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

Chablis

Apr 4, 2018
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Al and Hugh give their picks for some notable chablis. 

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Al and Hugh discuss an assortment of interesting wines that you'll want to pick up this season. 

Maryland's Best

Mar 14, 2018
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Al and Hugh give a rundown of some of the best Maryland wines.

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Al and Hugh give some picks for light and bright wines to have on your table this spring.

French Reds

Feb 28, 2018
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Al and Hugh give their picks for some French reds you can trust. 

Boccelli Wines from Italy

Feb 22, 2018
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The singer-songwriter Andre Bocelli is famous in Italy and abroad, and his family hits some high notes of their own with the Bocelli wine brand. Al and Hugh sing the praises of their favorites. 

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Al and Hugh recommend some Ogier wines from the complex Rhone Valley. 

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Al and Hugh discuss some interesting Grenache wines from France. 

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Al and Hugh give their picks for Spanish Garnachas, a red grape variety. 

MERF Wines

Jan 24, 2018
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Hugh and Al give us the lowdown on a new value wine distributed by the well-known Pacific Northwest winemaker David "Merf" Merfeld.

Madeira

Jan 17, 2018
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One type of fortified wine that has fallen off the radar is Madeira. Al and Hugh tell us more about the wine and give their picks. 

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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

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