Deborah Hansen, the chef-owner-sommelier of Taberna de Haro in Brookline, has seen her share of wine trends in the last 20 years. Some Spanish wine regions, for example, promote “big, oaky, too-ripe” reds that aim to please the masses. “I’m always searching for wines that think outside that sad box,” she shares. So imagine her delight when she discovered the pours of Alfredo Maestro, a next-generation winemaker, based in Ribera del Duero, who crafts organic wines from forgotten plots of old vines.
Family winegrowers in Bordeaux are faced with a dilemma that sommelier Michael Madrigale is eager to address. “When people think of expensive red wine, they think of Bordeaux,” he says of the iconic wine region in southwest France. “Everyone has the image that roads are paved in gold, but for every Pétrus and Haut-Brion, there are a thousand small producers.”Bordeaux, he observes, has succeeded in marketing itself as home to the finest wine in the world.
When pouring wine for a guest, Larry Rubin takes a conversational approach. “I know why I like a wine,” says the wine steward at Pagu. “But I like to ask, ‘What do you think?’”That affability is being put to good use. On Thursday nights, at chef-owner Tracy Chang’s sleek Central Square restaurant, Rubin showcases wine from Spain. The distinctive selection of pours, which changes from week to week, is designed to appeal to all kinds of enthusiasts.
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Selecting a term
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