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  • Reading wine labels can be an art

    Label art and label law are two completely different things, but sometimes there can be a real art to reading the label. Wine law is meant to clarify and identify what is in the bottle. But sometimes, the law itself confuses and confounds. The wines...
  • Savor & Swirl: From the recipe box of Chef Sean Riggs, AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar

    Savor & Swirl: From the recipe box of Chef Sean Riggs, AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
    About Sean Riggs Chef Sean Riggs grew up in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and British Columbia and was an athlete during his high school years — not giving much thought or effort to cooking or food in general. After beginning his university...
  • Food and wine go together

    Food and wine go together
    The kerfuffle over the proposed wine store in Wegmans' newest location in Columbia heralds the next looming battle in consumers' fight to modernize Maryland's alcohol policy. The recent Howard County liquor board hearing demonstrated the intensity of both...
  • Dining review: Ze Mean Bean in Fells Point

    Dining review: Ze Mean Bean in Fells Point
    Ze Mean Bean gets a look-over in this Friday's Liive section. Read waht Kit Waskom Pollard has to say about the cozy Fells Point Eastern European cafe and wine bar. We'd been hearing that Ze Mean Bean, which opened way back in 1995, had been flourishing...
  • The Grapevine: Keeping a 'fish eye' out for great finds

    In Australia, if a fisherman makes a good haul he is said to have the "fish eye," an intuitive sense of where to look for tasty things with fins and the animal magnetism to lure them in. Winemaker Steve Roden has the "fish eye" for grapes, specifically...
  • Wine Find: Bonterra Chardonnay 2010

    Wine Find: Bonterra Chardonnay 2010
    From: Mendocino County, Calif. Price: $14 Serve with: Salmon, ham, crabs Bonterra is one of California's largest and most reliable producers of organic wines. More important, from my point of view, is the fact that they're very good wines that won't...
  • Future of Wegmans liquor store in limbo

    Future of Wegmans liquor store in limbo
    The proposed liquor store adjoining the new Wegmans in Columbia wouldn't be the only such store owned by someone related to executives or employees of the supermarket chain. But this shop would be different, opponents say, because not only would the...
  • From cupcakes to cocktails, everyone is crushing on red velvet

    Jackie of Baltimore wants the recipe for a red velvet cake: "Two years ago at Christmas, I had the chance to taste this cake but I can't find a recipe anywhere." — Baltimore Sun recipe finder, 1990 Hang in there, Jackie. If you managed to wait...
  • Kate Erwin Ward takes over from Sarah Acconcia at 13.5 Wine Bar

    Kate Erwin Ward takes over from Sarah Acconcia at 13.5 Wine Bar
    After two years, Sarah Acconcia has left 13.5% Wine Bar to pursue other projects. Kate Erwin Ward, formerly the sous chef at 13.5, is taking over the stove at the popular Hampden spot. A graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, Ward has spent time...
  • Nothin' says lovin' like pasta from the oven

    Nothin' says lovin' like pasta from the oven
    Whatever Punxsutawny Phil predicts today, we can rest assured that there's more cold weather ahead. And, as we all know, cold weather calls for comfort food. Actually, any excuse for comfort food will do, but setting out to prepare tummy-warming fuel...
  • Wine Find: 2010 Jeromin Zestos Blanco

    From: Vinos de Madrid, Spain Price: $12 Serve with: Grilled seafood, Asian cuisine Even after more than 25 years of reviewing wines, there are new discoveries to be made. Malvar is a little-known white wine grape indigenous to Spain. This example is...
  • Make your Valentine's Day sizzle with steak

    Make your Valentine's Day sizzle with steak
    There's little that's more romantic than a wonderful dinner enjoyed a deux in a cozy setting. With Valentine's Day in the offing, restaurant phones (and websites) are undoubtedly busy taking reservations for just such tete-a-tetes. If you're into the...