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Comfort Reds

Feb 15, 2017
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There's a wine that compliments every dish, even meatloaf! With that in mind, Hugh and Al introduce us to some comfort reds that pair well with comfort foods.

Languedoc-Roussillon is a major wine region in southern France. Al and Hugh give their picks for some good rustic wines from this area.

Ch. La Dournie "Etienne" St. Chinian '12 *1/2

(Very rustic peasant wine, good with roast game)

Ch. Haut-Gléon Corbieres '12 **1/2

(Balances rusticity with elegance, syrah in the fore)

Ch. de La Condamine Corbieres '14 **1/2

(Benefits from 50% grenache, great nose, warm mouth-filling wine)

Ch. Mignan, Minervois '14 *** $ MAJOR VALUE   

(A very elegant concentrated red with touches of cognac)

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Hugh and Al share their picks for some great wines to quench your thirst this winter.

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This week Hugh and Al give a nod to some wines from northern Italy.

Tuscan Wines for Winter

Jan 18, 2017
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Al and Hugh give their picks for the best Tuscan wines to drink this winter.

Winter Beers

Jan 11, 2017


Bellhaven "Wee 90" Scottish Ale ***

(Dark, rich, lively, complex, very malty, excellent)

McEwan's Scottish Ale **1/2

(Warm and comfortable, a cozy brew for chilly weather)

Harviestoun "Old Engine Oil" Black Ale **

(Dark, thick and tasty, but not terribly heavy)

Heavy Seas "21" Anniversary ale, Imperial Rye ESB (pint bottle)

(Unique, robust, rye influence, high in ABV but supple)

Fuller's ESB   **1/2

(All about sweet malt flavors in a full bodied format)


Hugh and Al on their new favorites from Sardinia and Sicily.


It's time to break out the bubbly! Al and Hugh give their picks for what you should be sipping on as you ring in the new year.

The Gift of Wine

Dec 21, 2016

Al and Hugh's picks for the best wines to give.


Cellar Notes brings you a range of rioja wines.