| May 15, 2013
| 8:29 AM
From: Monterey, Calif.
Serve with: Red meat, roast poultry, tuna steak
Thus full-bodied, earthy red wine combines some of the best elements of Burgundian style and California ripeness. It's an earthy wine, with some of the gamy low...
| May 6, 2013
| 5:27 AM
Wine and art
Sykesville will host a Fine Art and Wine Festival on May 5 at noon, on Main Street. More than 60 artists, local and national wine, food and live entertainment.
Walk through Hashawha at Bear Branch Nature...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:11 AM
For weeks, my inbox, Twitter timeline and ears have burned.
Readers and colleagues can't stop talking about WC Harlan, a new bar in Remington. The praise has been gushing and unanimous. To them, WC Harlan is a wonder.
But there was something else: The...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The upcoming weekend promises to be a big one for yard sale enthusiasts.
Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, mark the final days of the annual month-long garage sale fundraiser at Frisky's Wildlife & Primate Sanctuary, at 10790 Old Frederick...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 3:46 PM
From: Livermore Valley, Calif.
Serve with: Grilled red meat, pasta in red sauce
Concannon is one of California's masters of petite sirah, one of the state's best but most underrated red wine grapes. This premium version, a step up from its...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:01 PM
A number of Harford County bars, restaurants and liquor stores have yet to renew their liquor licenses by the May 1 deadline, leaving their ability to serve liquor potentially up in the air.
The Harford County Liquor Control Board saw a long list...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:33 PM
"Men are like wine — some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age."
— Pope John Paul XXIII
Nelson Carey, the genial publican at Belvedere Square's Grand Cru wine bar, is naturally filled with interesting and offbeat wine, beer and...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 11:41 AM
A few new businesses got tentative approval Wednesday for liquor licenses from the Harford County Liquor Control Board.
One license had been for the former Eagle's Nest in Aberdeen. The license held by R&R Management will be transferred to a new location...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The poster design by John Kachik, of Sykesville, has been chosen from a field of 34 for this year's annual Maryland Wine Festival scheduled for Sept. 21 and 22 at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster.
Kachik used hand-line drawing and Photoshop...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:57 PM
"Come casual … dine fine."
That's the motto sprinkled across Christopher Daniel's menu and signage. The concept — good food served in a low-key setting — is a worthy one. But while the service is top-notch, the food portion of "fine"...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:42 AM
From: Mendoza, Argentina
Serve with: Beef, lamb, pasta
Bonarda is an old red wine grape believed to come from Italy's Piedmont region that has flourished in Argentina — mainly as a bulk wine. In the hands of a skilled grower,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:51 AM
Make room for cider and mead.
In Maryland, cider was last popular in Colonial times. Mead never has been.
But a new generation of mead and cider makers, with their feet planted firmly in Maryland soil, are rethinking these age-old fermented...