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October 16, 2008
On October 15, 2008, Alsace L. Coover Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd. (beltway exit 26), on Thursday from 7-9 P.M. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. where a Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. Interment Moreland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Maryland Public Television, 11767 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills, MD 21117-1499
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August 26, 2014
From: Monterey, Calif. Price: $20 Serve with: Lobster, roast poultry, salmon This full-bodied white wine is notable for its creamy texture, but behind the silky feel is plenty of backbone. It displays a broad spectrum of flavors - not unlike its pinot gris cousins in Alsace. There's lemon, melon, orange, vanilla, almonds and a melange of spices. This is quite a complete wine suitable for a special dinner. -- Michael Dresser , The Baltimore Sun
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | May 15, 1996
Olivier Humbrecht, a young alchemist who takes grapes and turns them into liquid gold, calls 1994 "a difficult vintage" in the French region of Alsace.L That's funny. It wasn't at all difficult to drink the wines.Of course, Humbrecht is looking at the vintage from the point of view of the winemaker. He's the one who had to cope with summer drought, September rain, the threat of gray rot and a tiny crop. We get to sit back and sip the results of a vintage that has turned out admirably despite the travails of the people who make the wine.
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By Michael Dresser | February 3, 2010
Sure, it's a bit cheesy to recommend "Cuvee Les Amours" in time for Valentine's Day, but you've got to grab every edge you can in the game of love. There'd be nothing seductive about the name on the bottle if the wine on the inside were subpar. But this full-bodied, mature white from one of Alsace's top producers is alive with flavors of spices, lemon, minerals, peach and apricot. It's dry, but its abundant fruit and smooth texture give the impression of sweetness - a delightful paradox.
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By STEPHEN G. HENDERSON and STEPHEN G. HENDERSON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 16, 2006
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN WINE CRITIC | March 3, 2004
In wine, as well as in life, the exceptions are a lot more interesting than the rules. One of the most reliable rules about wine is that if it's white and dry, it won't age well. Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the time that's good, solid information for anyone interested in starting a wine collection. Then you run into a wine that turns the rule on its head, swings you around in the air and makes you love it. Such a wine, in my case, was the 1991 Zind-Humbrecht Rangen de Thann "Clos St. Urbain" Riesling from Alsace.
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By Michael Dresser | September 4, 2002
2000 Hugel Gewurztraminer, Alsace ($18). This textbook Alsace gewurztraminer combines the virtues of high quality and widespread distribution. It's a dry, full-bodied white wine with a delightful mix of flavors - lemon, baked apple, honey, nutmeg and cinnamon and other spices. It shows a clean, dry finish with impressive grip. This wine, which can be drunk now or cellared at least five years, can be served with a wide variety of foods, including pate, spicy Asian dishes, turkey, pork, ham or sausages.
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By Michael Dresser | December 23, 2009
Looking for a robust, dry white wine to serve with the Christmas turkey or New Year's Day pork? Here's a full-bodied, spicy, intense wine from one of Alsace's most reliable large producers. (Hugel wines are in broad distribution.) It offers flavors of mulling spices, lemon, tropical fruit, peach and pear. This wine could come as a jolt to folks who are used to the sweeter style of most American gewurztraminers, but Hugel's is a wine in the classic tradition. 2007 Hugel Gewurztraminer From: Alsace, France Price: $24 Serve with: Roast turkey, ham, pork, pate
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By Michael Dresser and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 23, 2009
From: Alsace, France Price: $24 Serve with: Roast turkey, ham, pork, pate Looking for a robust, dry white wine to serve with the Christmas turkey or New Year's Day pork? Here's a full-bodied, spicy, intense wine from one of Alsace's most reliable large producers. (Hugel wines are in broad distribution.) It offers flavors of mulling spices, lemon, tropical fruit, peach and pear. This wine could come as a jolt to folks who are used to the sweeter style of most American gewurztraminers, but Hugel's is a wine in the classic tradition.
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By Michael Dresser | June 12, 2002
2000 Domaines Schlumberger Alsace Pinot Blanc ($14). This sleek, exotic, dry pinot blanc was the best value among four excellent new releases by Domaines Schlumberger, a terrific producer that sounds much more appealing in French (shloom-BARE-zhay). This pinot blanc isn't as weighty as many from Alsace, but it's beautifully delineated, long-finishing and complex - with a flavor mix that includes pear, peach, melon, coconut, litchi and honey. Try this wine with spicy Asian dishes, pork, poultry or seafood.
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By Michael Dresser | February 3, 2010
From: Alsace, France Price: $17 Serve with: White-fleshed fish, Asian cuisines Sure, it's a bit cheesy to recommend "Cuvee Les Amours" in time for Valentine's Day, but you've got to grab every edge you can in the game of love. There'd be nothing seductive about the name on the bottle if the wine on the inside were subpar. But this full-bodied, mature white from one of Alsace's top producers is alive with flavors of spices, lemon, minerals, peach and apricot. It's dry, but its abundant fruit and smooth texture give the impression of sweetness - a delightful paradox.
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By Michael Dresser and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 23, 2009
From: Alsace, France Price: $24 Serve with: Roast turkey, ham, pork, pate Looking for a robust, dry white wine to serve with the Christmas turkey or New Year's Day pork? Here's a full-bodied, spicy, intense wine from one of Alsace's most reliable large producers. (Hugel wines are in broad distribution.) It offers flavors of mulling spices, lemon, tropical fruit, peach and pear. This wine could come as a jolt to folks who are used to the sweeter style of most American gewurztraminers, but Hugel's is a wine in the classic tradition.
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October 16, 2008
On October 15, 2008, Alsace L. Coover Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd. (beltway exit 26), on Thursday from 7-9 P.M. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. where a Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. Interment Moreland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Maryland Public Television, 11767 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills, MD 21117-1499
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By [Michael Dresser] | June 20, 2007
From: Carneros region, California Price: $24 Serve with: Roast turkey, salmon or poultry in a cream sauce This dry white wine from Carneros, the cool region just north of the San Francisco Bay, is exceptional in its concentration, complexity, intensity and similarity to some of the finest wines of France's Alsace region. It shows a distinct flavor of peaches and pears, seasoned with a potpourri of spices - including clove, cinammon and nutmeg. Its texture is creamy and smooth, and its finish is long and elegant.
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By MICHAEL DRESSER | May 3, 2006
Out of a sextet of white wines from this reliable Washington state producer, this was the best value. It's a full-bodied, dry wine with an appealing, creamy texture. It offers a complex-for-its-price blend of lemon, apple, spice and mineral flavors. All in all, it's a worthy New World echo of Alsace pinot gris. Serve with salmon.
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By Michael Dresser | January 24, 1996
This attractively priced white blend from Alsace shows more structure and flavor than past vintages. Crisp and dry, it offers well-integrated flavors of peach, pear, minerals and apple. Because it is relatively widely available, it's a natural forrestaurants that emphasize seafood.
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