| Feb 27, 2012
| 11:00 AM
From: Rueda, Spain
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,...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:40 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 4:29 PM
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....
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:03 AM
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...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 3:55 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 10:02 AM
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...
| Dec 15, 2011
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...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 10:37 AM
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...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:23 PM
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...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:11 AM
From: Calatayud, Spain
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...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:02 AM
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...
| May 7, 2012
| 10:34 AM
From: Elqui Valley, Chile
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...