| 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 9, 2011
| 1:00 PM
The 2009 red wines I recently sampled from a group called Planet Bordeaux are a great omen for devotees of these great wines. And the Lauduc Prestige was the best of the group, with lush, ripe flavors and a concentration and complexity unusual in wines...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 5:16 AM
On Sunday night, Looney's Pub was surprisingly low-key. You kind of always expect a Looney's, which has had a flagship home in O'Donnell Square for over a decade, to be packed with young, screaming sports fans, beer mugs flying across the room, the...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 1:07 PM
A 79-year-old Havre de Grace man received an early Christmas present and became a very rich man Sunday, when he won a $1 million Powerball play, the Maryland Lottery said.
Jose Antonetti was the big winner of a second-tier Powerball prize, which he...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Federal Hill will get another beer bar before the end of the year. Called the Brewer's Cask, it will take up Muggsys' old space on Light Street.
With 20 beers on tap, the bar is unapologetically going after a specific crowd: "Beer snobbies!" as it...
| May 12, 2011
| 12:52 PM
If sipping vino, gourmet noshing and watching boats glide along the Potomac River is your idea of a delicious weekend, then zip down to Maryland's other popular harbor for an outdoor foodie fest.
The 2011 National Harbor Wine & Food Festival, in its...
| Dec 15, 2011
Thanksgiving may be all about food (and football), but Christmas has myriad elements besides the Roast Beast. Gift presentations and all that oohing and aahing, to be more precise.
Growing up, we had a turkey dinner on both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 9:24 PM
That Max's in Fells Point turned 25 in April should come as no surprise. It has long been canonized by beer snobs in Baltimore and across the country.
Its menu is so lovingly curated, smart and encyclopedic, even beer writer Michael Jackson would have...
| May 14, 2011
The Rumor Mill is a sweet little hideaway restaurant, tucked back in an alley just off Main Street in Ellicott City.
Matthew Milani opened his 30-seat restaurant in 2007 — its full name is The Rumor Mill Fusion Bar and Restaurant. The fusion refers...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:30 AM
Mick O'Shea's already plays two roles in Baltimore: Traditional Irish pub — maybe the most traditional — and after-work watering hole.
For a lot of people who work in the downtown and Mt. Vernon area, it is the de facto happy hour spot,...
| 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...