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  • Wine Find: 2010 Hermanos del Villar Ipsum

    From: Rueda, Spain Price: $17 Serve with: Shellfish, light seafood, goat cheese This dry white blend of the Iberian verdejo and viura varieties is yet one more example of the great, moderately priced wines coming out of Spain these days. It's a crisp,...
  • Pazo hosts night of Spanish opera

    Pazo hosts night of Spanish opera
    On Sunday night, Pazo celebrates some of the more memorable operas set in Spain with a Night at the Spanish Opera. The evening includes live vocal performances and a multi-course Spanish-themed dinner. The dinner and live performance are $59 per person...
  • When you can't get a checking account, where do you go?

    Roberto Pagan-Franco didn't have a bank account for decades. His employer paid him in cash or with a check that the Baltimore resident took to a check-cashing store. A few years ago he lost his job after a severe illness and for a time was homeless....
  • Paid to sip? Wine scandal swirls around Baltimore critic

    Paid to sip? Wine scandal swirls around Baltimore critic
    The accusations are swirling through the wine world faster than cabernet in a crystal goblet. A London wine blogger alleges that a Spanish contact for the esteemed Maryland-based publication The Wine Advocate asked wineries for money in exchange for a...
  • Wine critic's representative defends deals

    Wine critic's representative defends deals
    The Spain-based representative for an influential Baltimore wine reviewer defended himself Wednesday amid accusations that he asked wineries for money in exchange for a visit from the critic. The wine world has buzzed for days over news that respected...
  • Wine Advocate's Parker defends critic

    Wine Advocate's Parker defends critic
    The publisher of The Wine Advocate said Monday he had embarked on a no-holds-barred investigation into an alleged payola scandal involving one of the publication's top critics. The Wine Advocate, an influential journal run out of Baltimore County by...
  • Can the sarcasm and give Sardinia its due

    Six thousand years before Christ, a large island in the middle of the Mediterranean was settled by people who had sailed there from the Italian mainland. Although unified by a common language, they divided into tribes that warred with each other on...
  • Wine Find: 2010 Palacio de Bornos Verdejo

    This dry Spanish white wine from the underappreciated verdejo grape is an outstanding value — with complexity found in few chardonnays or sauvignon blancs twice the price. It's a very fresh wine, with an exotic mix of mineral, pine, mint, lime, pear...
  • Sparkling wine recommendations for any price range

    Sparkling wine recommendations for any price range
    Whether true or just a bit of wishful folklore, champagne was reportedly first cooked up by the French Benedictine monk Pierre Perignon (c. 1638-1715). When Dom Perignon first tasted his concoction, he is reported to have said, "Come quickly, I am...
  • Wine Find: 2010 Honoro Vera Garnacha

    From: Calatayud, Spain Price: $13 Serve with: Grilled red meat For full-bodied reds that can be drunk young, there's no varietal with more sheer charm than Spain's garnacha (known as grenache in France). The wines may not be complex, but they can...
  • Have you heard about 'Las Meninas' at Rep Stage?

    Have you heard about 'Las Meninas' at Rep Stage?
    Royal intrigue at the 17th-century French court is still good for gossip in Lynn Nottage's 2002 play "Las Meninas." It made a striking impression when it was staged at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2010 and there's now a strikingly...
  • Wine Find: 2010 Falernia Pedro Ximenez Reserva

    Wine Find: 2010 Falernia Pedro Ximenez Reserva
    From: Elqui Valley, Chile Price: $13 Serve with: Seafood, salads Find it at: i.m. Wine, 8180 Maple Lawn Blvd, Fulton, and other local wine shops Pedro Ximenez is a white wine grape varietal best known for its role in producing dessert wines in Spain's...