| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The poster design by John Kachik, of Sykesville, has been chosen from a field of 34 for this year's annual Maryland Wine Festival scheduled for Sept. 21 and 22 at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster.
Kachik used hand-line drawing and Photoshop...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:48 AM
From: Central Coast, Calif.
Serve with: Red meat, especially with raspberry sauce
The GSM stands for grenache, syrah and mourvedre — the three classic Rhone Valley grapes that go into this exceptional red blend. The wine is...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:57 PM
"Come casual … dine fine."
That's the motto sprinkled across Christopher Daniel's menu and signage. The concept — good food served in a low-key setting — is a worthy one. But while the service is top-notch, the food portion of "fine"...
| Apr 12, 2013
Tawes Garden & Shop
Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of gardening tasks, including planting, watering, weeding and mulching. Also needed are tour guides, particularly in April and May, to assist the teacher-naturalist with large groups....
| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:51 AM
Make room for cider and mead.
In Maryland, cider was last popular in Colonial times. Mead never has been.
But a new generation of mead and cider makers, with their feet planted firmly in Maryland soil, are rethinking these age-old fermented...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:12 AM
This soft, accessible rustic red blend comes from a widely distributed producer and carries an attractive price tag. This versatile wines boasts flavors of blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and spices. It's a wine meant for casual consumption and not...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Only one bill sponsored by the Howard County Delegation failed to be approved before the General Assembly wrapped up its 2013 session Monday, April 8.
The bill would have given organizations the authority to hold casino events with a permit from the...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:26 PM
From: Rioja, Spain
Serve with: Grilled red meat, pasta dishes
Spain's magnificent Rioja region continues to produce some of the world's finest values in red wine, and this gem imported by Kysela Pere & Fils is a splendid example. It's...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Organziers are hoping you bring your best hat — and your money — to the third annual Hats Off to Hampden on April 13, a $125-per-person gala fundraiser to benefit the Hampden Family Center. A "top hat" table for 10 costs $1,250.
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Maryland Wine Week is back. The 11-day celebration of the state’s wine industry begins Friday and runs through June 24.
Organized by the Maryland Wineries Association, the third annual promotional event has restaurants and wine shops throughout...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Having a dream is one thing; having vision is another. Many fantasize about planting vines and making wine. Few have the discipline to pull it off successfully.
David and Ginny Adelsheim were inspired to establish a vineyard in the Willamette Valley of...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:46 AM
The happiest of happy hours include our pets, and the one scheduled on Friday at the Maryland SPCA promises to be great fun for all. To benefit the homeless pets in their adoption center and to help save more pets’ lives, the Maryland SPCA will...