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Jay Youmans, Master of Wine, delivered a spectacular webinar last week as part of the French Wine Society's Burgundy Master-Level Certificate program. His presentation clarified and categorized the multitudinous expressions of pinot noir in the New World...
Answer time! Let's see how well you did on this year's quiz. 1. What are the sensory characteristics of a "dumb" wine? A dumb wine shows no more than a little (if any) fruit, plus some chocolate tannins and a kiss of sweet oak. The "nose" is closed....
Mount Vernon's Sascha's 527 is an elegant but approachable space for enjoying a fine meal and a cocktail, its deep red walls adorned with colorful paintings and a chandelier complementing each other to provide a fun, classy vibe. Which is probably why...
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The Howard County winery tour of the future could conceivably start at Riggs Meadow Drive, then continue south on Route 97, heading down the two-lane road that turns from suburban to rural as you approach Jennings Chapel Road, where you could stop for...
In the red and white world of wine, one can still encounter a gray zone. Vin gris to be exact. Thing is, vin gris or "gray" wine isn't exactly gray. It's pink and could rightfully be called rosé, but why make things easy to understand? That's not the...
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I plan to plant 20 low-bush blueberries. I've prepared the beds with leaf mulch, compost and sulfur. How do you recommend planting to maximize survival? We hope you have not purchased these plants yet, as we suggest that you plant Northern or Southern...
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Evoking family nostalgia with a little sparkle, the Concord Fizz at Timonium's Five: A Martini Bar, adjacent to and owned by the Christopher Daniel restaurant, is a punchy drink for the holiday season. Add in rosemary, a key ingredient to this grape-...
Nothing stirs up more intellectual ferment within the world of wine than the concept of "terroir." Terroir is, in essence, a captured "sense of place" manifesting itself as unique and distinctive flavors and aromas in the glass based on where and how...
Tags: Wines, Germany, Alcoholic Beverages
New Year's resolutions are the kiss of death. We all know this. So instead of drafting some sweeping resolution we know darn well we'll never keep, how about thinking small for 2012. How about trying one thing — maybe two — that just might...
Whether true or just a bit of wishful folklore, champagne was reportedly first cooked up by the French Benedictine monk Pierre Perignon (c. 1638-1715). When Dom Perignon first tasted his concoction, he is reported to have said, "Come quickly, I am...
Tags: Italy, Roland Park, Spain, Strawberries, France
Wine, art and jazz will come together for Fiore Winery's annual festival this weekend. The Wine, Art and Jazz Festival will be held at the Winery, at 3026 Whiteford Road in Pylesville, rain or shine, from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday,...
Tags: Festive Events, Jazz (genre)
New York Times bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver has written a book entitled "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle." It chronicles her family's resolve to eat seasonally and locally in order to reduce their collective carbon footprint and to be more in touch...
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