| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:08 PM
The most satisfying dinner isn't always the biggest. Some nights, there's nothing better than a huge glass of wine and a couple small plates.
John Liberatore, part of the Liberatore family that owns five eponymous restaurants in the Baltimore area,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:59 PM
About 600 people attended the 15th annual Winter Wine Expo at Harford Community College last Sunday.
They could sample wine, craft beer and food provided by about 53 vendors who set up shop in the APG Federal Credit Union Arena on campus.
"I think the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Serve with: Tuna steak, salmon, roast chicken
The is certainly the first wine from the former Yugoslav republic to make its appearance in this space. It's a worthy import at an attractive price for a pinot noir. It's a...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Patrick H. Vogel, former president of Republic National Distributing Co.'s Maryland division, died Feb. 21 of cancer at his home in Louisville, Tenn. He was 62.
The son of Herman Lentz "Bunny" Vogel, who was a corporate officer of H.C. Spinks Clay Co., a...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:47 PM
From: Piemonte, Italy
Serve with: Pasta dishes, red meats
This wine shows the softer side of Barbera, an under-rated red wine that can be hard-edged in youth.
It offers complex flavors of black, cherry, spices, smoked meat and vanilla....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:28 AM
"Wines Around the World," a wine-tasting benefit in support of Family and Children's Services, will be held March 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Vandiver Inn, 301 South Union Avenue in Havre de Grace.
This ninth annual event raises funds for Family and...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Name: 2012 Save Me, San Francisco "Soul Sister" Pinot Noir
Serve with: Roast poultry, duck breast, tuna steak
This is a wine from a winery founded by the rock band Train and named after one of its hits. Pretty cheesy,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:58 PM
'Tis holiday season in Baltimore's most holiday-happy neighborhood! Walking the Avenue (West 36th Street) at this time of year is especially magical.
Sidewalks are filled with shoppers who appreciate and value small, locally-owned businesses. Light...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Let's take a minute to discuss groundbreaking, because there seems to be an awful lot of it going on around Hampden.
I'm not referring to recent groundbreakings for Rotunda redevelopment or Skatepark of Baltimore's planned skateboarding park within...
| Sep 26, 2013
This year's Hampdenfest, held on Saturday September 14, caught a break and had uncharacteristically gorgeous weather.
A record number of people turned out to eat food, drink the Brewer's Art/Union Craft Brewing collaboration beer Hampden Rye, watch...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Nothing says New Year's Eve quite like some bubbly. But for your New Year's party, do you really want to offer just another glass of champagne (we're sorry, sparkling wine) on a night that is ushering in the exciting and new? Well now you don't have to....
| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:13 PM
More people are likely to toast this New Year with a glass of French champagne, industry observers say, an optimistic economic sign as consumers look beyond cheaper sparkling wines.
Sales of the bubbly beverage from the Champagne region of France have...