| May 7, 2012
| 11:29 AM
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.
| May 7, 2012
| 11:39 AM
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...
| May 8, 2012
| 1:13 PM
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...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 12:15 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 7:58 AM
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...
| May 14, 2012
| 9:18 AM
From: Mendocino County, Calif.
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...
| May 15, 2012
| 7:29 AM
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...
| Feb 7, 2012
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...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 8:14 AM
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...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 7:55 AM
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...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 5:52 AM
From: Vinos de Madrid, Spain
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...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 9:50 AM
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...