Mary Margaret McCamic
Location: Carrboro, NC
Based in North Carolina, I'm a wine instructor at The Chef's Academy and owner of The Clever Vine, a wine consulting and education service. I hold the WSET Diploma and have a strong background in French wine, with a special interest in the Loire Valley.
Mary Margaret McCamic's Wines
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Sep 10, 2012 at 3:40pm
Added Sep 9, 2012 at 8:52amPronounced aromatics - very classically Gewurztraminer with sweet spices, roses, and a hint of grapefruit. Soft and full in the mouth, with fruit notes that echo the nose. Very tasty.
Sep 10, 2012 at 3:39pm
Added Sep 9, 2012 at 9:05amLovely, perfumed nose with a pretty orange blossom note. Concentrated floral and stone-ish fruit, with a clean, dry finish.
Aug 28, 2012 at 5:33pm
Added Aug 28, 2012 at 5:16pmAn outstanding expression of just how good German Pinot Noir can be. Soft red fruit, like cherry, stands out among notes of earth and sweet spices. Medium-bodied, with soft, very light tannins and a long, pretty finish. I love this red with a big plate of charcuterie, or perhaps a roasted chicken with butternut squash.
Aug 28, 2012 at 5:30pm
Added Aug 28, 2012 at 5:15pmThe brilliant, medium-golden appearance of this wine makes me long for a crisp October evening and all the delicious food that comes in the fall. Fuller-bodied, with notes of honey, apricot, ripe apple, and spice. Pork chop topped with reduced pears or apples, anyone?
Aug 28, 2012 at 5:28pm
Added Aug 28, 2012 at 5:11pmThis Arneis has got nice layers of flavor making it diverse when it comes to food - soft white peach and floral notes dominate while pleasant mineral notes sweep up underneath. I want this medium-bodied white with grilled white fish or a beet and goat cheese salad with arugula.
Aug 28, 2012 at 5:25pm
Added Aug 28, 2012 at 5:04pmStephen Pannell crafts this delicious blend of Shiraz and Grenache without sacrificing acidity for ripe fruit and alcohol. I love how rich and chewy the dark fruit and spice notes are of this wine, yet the finish proves elegant and sophisticated with a pretty pop of acid. I'll be braising pork shoulder and drinking this as soon as the weather cools down. Correction - my husband will be braising pork shoulder when the weather cools down.
Aug 28, 2012 at 5:22pm
Added Aug 28, 2012 at 5:03pmI love this wine because of its bright acidity, notes of concentrated stone fruit, and plesant minerality. I love a vibrant Riesling like this with so many foods - a fish like halibut would be outstanding, or its acidity could serve to cut through of a turkey bratwurst.
Aug 28, 2012 at 5:19pm
J.M. Boillot Volnay 2006
Added Aug 28, 2012 at 5:03pmThis wine has a lovely nose of earth, sweet spice, and drying cherry. The palate shows off the same sorts of notes with a soft mouthfeel and pleasant, lingering finish. Some good friends brought this bottle over, and we paired it with spinach and mushroom stuffed pork loin. It was beautiful, but it could pair with a wide range of dishes, including roasted chicken with winter vegetables, or that same pork loin with a cherry sauce. Delicious.
Jul 20, 2012 at 10:04pm
Lists: Summer Drinking 2012
Added Jul 20, 2012 at 10:00pmI've got another bottle of this that I'm waiting on, but I couldn't resist opening this one. Delicious - bright, fresh citrus notes up front, and stone fruit, like apricot, on the mid-palate. A refreshing finish. This wine offers a lot now, but will certainly get better, and is a compelling example of Riesling coming out of the Piedmont. A unique, undeniably delicious wine, for sure, and one that got better every day it was open. By day 3, the bottle was (of course) gone.
Jul 14, 2012 at 5:13pm
Lists: Summer Drinking 2012
Added Jul 14, 2012 at 5:12pmMedium-bodied with black cherry with undertones of sweet spice hopefully make those skeptical about Germany producing some very nice reds think twice. The bright fruit and depth of flavor make this a really nice wine to sip mid-summer.