| Oct 12, 2012
The Columbia Association hosts a 1-2-3 Magic Parenting Workshop, led by Lacey Tsonis of the Howard County Office of Children's Services, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Columbia Association Columbia Gym, 6151 Daylong Lane in...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:20 AM
June 18 is the 100th anniversary of the pioneering vintner Robert Mondavi's birth.
On Thursday, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse locations nationwide, including Baltimore's Inner Harbor and Pikesville locations, are hosting a Robert Mondavi 100th Birthday Wine...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:23 AM
This is one of the best boxed red wines on the market, and it's in wide distribution at good wine retailers. Spain's garnacha, known in France as grenache, is a red wine varietal that combines full body with soft, lush, easy-to-drink fruit flavors. This...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:22 AM
On Thursday night, the wait staff at Columbia's Iron Bridge Wine Co. will be wear bright pink T-shirts declaring, "I'd rather be eating at Aida Bistro & Wine Bar."
The unusual endorsement is a make-good on a fundraising challenge issued by Iron Bridge...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Now in its seventh season, Jack's Bistro has settled into a fine groove. The small Canton restaurant is essentially doing today what it was doing from the start — exactly what it wants to do.
If that makes Jack's sound arrogant, you don't know...
| Jun 11, 2013
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 the state...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:14 AM
Is there a little black dress of the wine world?
The little black dress. Most everyone has one. Even gentlemen have the equivalent — the blue blazer. These clothing items dress up or dress down to suit and they are totally respectable for almost...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:13 PM
From: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, Calif.
Serve with: Grilled chicken, seared tuna steak
This intensely flavorful red wine continues Coppola's role as one of the best celebrity vintners — offering value as well as star...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 5:01 AM
The 10-day Baltimore Beer Week schedule is overflowing with food-related events, ranging from five-course dinners to pumpkin pancake breakfasts. There are tastings of beer with charcuterie, chocolate and cheese.
Many of the dinners have limited seating...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:40 PM
This zinfandel is incredible fun, but it's really not a great food-pairing wine. Yes, it's dry and one can serve it with food, but it's likely to overwhelm anything but fairly simple fare. In fact, it's delicious all by itself. Some good bread, manchego...
| 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...