| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:51 PM
The idea that beer has just as much right as wine to be on a fancy dinner table is not a novelty. And during the annual Baltimore Beer Week celebration, which begins Friday, it's a matter of principle.
The beer dinner, a multicourse meal built around...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Take 10 is a series of occasional features on prominent local residents and the possessions they treasure.
Lisa Salters' favorite things revolve around the yin and yang of a life that is all about travel and hunkering down at home — a four-level...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:29 AM
From Rias Baixas, Spain
Serve with: Bacalao (salt cod) or other fish
This intensely flavorful dry white wine from Galicia in northern Spain delivers a lot of complexity and style for its price. It offers flavors of lemon, herbs, apples,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:05 AM
Halloween is coming to the historic district in a big way this year. Festivities start this weekend, and it seems like the whole town is prepared to be scared.
They are busing people in for the start of the "HallowRead" book convention on Friday, Oct....
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:25 PM
In The Baltimore Sun's my ongoing devotion to any and everything "Downton Abbey," I present to you the new Downton Abbey Wine Collection.
Carson, start pouring.
According to a press release (memo to all people: please continue sending me all...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Carving a dining room and patio out of bedrock wasn’t the easiest construction project for Pure Wine Cafe owner P.J. Strain.
The expansion of the wine bar and restaurant on Ellicott City’s Main Street took twice as long and cost twice as...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:28 AM
Harford County's liquor board administrator retired a month ago, board members have confirmed, but not before she had filed a lawsuit against the board to block a potential personnel action against her. The suit was dismissed Wednesday.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Wedded to the mantra that money is better spent on experiences than on the latest roll-out from Apple, we visited Ikaria, the deliciously isolated and funky island in the Aegean Sea. It so happened that all four of my grandparents were born on this...