OK, I just got off the phone with wine. Wine wasn't angry, but wine did wonder why I was posting so much about beer and had not so much as mentioned wine. Wine simply suggested that Marylanders should advantage of the crisp, let's-drink-wine-outside weather and check out on of the upcoming events and festivals showcasing the Maryland wine industry.
This weekend's big event, the Maryland Autumn Wine Festival, takes place this Saturday and Sunday at Pemberton Historical Park in Salisbury. The eighth annual festival features wine tastings, wine by the glass, and full bottles available for purchase from Maryland wineries, including Boordy Vineyards (Hydes) and Penn Oaks (Silver Spring).
Also this weekend, at Berrywine Plantations in Mt. Airy, Linganore Winecellars wraps up its 2010 festival calendar with a two-day Reggae Festival. More information on the winery's web site.
Boordy's own Autumn Wine Fest continues over the last three Sundays in October with live music, vineyard wagon rides, alpacas, dancing, gourmet foods, winery tours, and crafters. On the menu - bratwurst and sauerkraut.
Boordy Vineyards, August 2010
Baltimore Sun Staff/Karl Merton Ferron