The Sipping Point Radio 12/10: Two Great Holiday Wines for Under $15

The Sipping Point Radio 12/10: Two Great Holiday Wines for Under $15


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Sips of the Week

1. Pra Soave Classico   $14.99 Winemaker’s notes: The mouth confirms minerality and a perfect fresh balance with soft notes, leading to an intense and persistent, pleasant almond finish. The zingy acidity makes it suitable pairing with sweet or rich dishes -such as eggs, cream based sauces, puff pastry, vegetable soups with pasta, vegetables. Excellent with fish!  Azienda Agricola Pra is located in Monteforte d’Alpone located in Verona about 50 miles west of Venice. It was here that the first label dates back to 1983 — the first wines released were Soave Classico.

2.  Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone   $11.99 Winemaker’s notes:  100% Syrah Aged in vat. Limestony sands, red clay, rolling stones. Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone, my little syrah is well looked after every day, this is very important. I only use the nicest sources to make this wine : the terroir of Vinsobres and the “galets roulés” (rolling stones) by the Rhone river, very similar to the best places in Chateauneuf. We are talking about extraordinary quality potential. Watch out 2010 : this is purely my best Cotes du Rhone since 2007, without a doubt. The quality of the fruit is superb, the wine is profound, round, with a deep colour. Its crunchiness brings a lot of pleasure and anybody can understand and enjoy it. This wine brings me plenty of satisfaction and makes me learn every year. I am simply very happy to be able to deal with such a vintage…Wonderful. Graphite, strawberry compote, liquorish, lilacs. For more: All the details on the sips of the week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at These wines and more are available at Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore or at a retailer near you.

Featured Guest

Chris Coker of Blue Grass Tavern in Federal Hill discusses the secrets to ordering off any wine list and we taste his delicious Monstant from Mas Sorrer which he offers by the glass and bottle at the restaurant.

Wine Sandwich of the Week (aka Food Pairing)

Chef Galen Sampson, Owner of Dogwood’s Restaurant in Hampden will talk about how he leverages the best local products to create his delicious farm to table focused menu. He tells us about some of the great farms in the area that you can visit to create your own farm to table holiday spread.

Tune in next week: 

We’ll talk about great Holiday Gifts for Foodies with Nycci Nellis host of Foodie and the Beast on WTOP and Holiday cooking with Jerry Pellegrino of Corks Restaurant. See you there!

Special thanks to Wells Discount Liquors, Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, Crystal Cruises, Cavit and Santa Rita Winery.