| May 21, 2013
| 12:22 PM
From: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, Calif.
Serve with: Pizza, hearty stews, chili
This is a big, strapping red zinfandel in the classic Dry Creek valley style. It's a bold, lush wine loaded with blackberry, wild berry, mineral,...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:11 AM
For weeks, my inbox, Twitter timeline and ears have burned.
Readers and colleagues can't stop talking about WC Harlan, a new bar in Remington. The praise has been gushing and unanimous. To them, WC Harlan is a wonder.
But there was something else: The...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:33 PM
"Men are like wine — some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age."
— Pope John Paul XXIII
Nelson Carey, the genial publican at Belvedere Square's Grand Cru wine bar, is naturally filled with interesting and offbeat wine, beer and...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 11:41 AM
A few new businesses got tentative approval Wednesday for liquor licenses from the Harford County Liquor Control Board.
One license had been for the former Eagle's Nest in Aberdeen. The license held by R&R Management will be transferred to a new location...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:42 AM
From: Mendoza, Argentina
Serve with: Beef, lamb, pasta
Bonarda is an old red wine grape believed to come from Italy's Piedmont region that has flourished in Argentina — mainly as a bulk wine. In the hands of a skilled grower,...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 11:36 AM
When they opened Eldersburg's County Cork Wine Pub in 2010, business partners Arlene Stecher and Chris McManus were thinking of their neighbors.
McManus and Stecher, both Eldersburg residents, wanted to build a spot where adults could gather with...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Barrel Futures Tasting at Paradise Springs Winery
Get to taste wines directly out of the barrel. The Paradise Springs Winery lets patrons taste last year's vintage, which won't be available in bottles for several years, at the Barrel...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:20 AM
Second Chance Saloon may be one of the most unlikely nominees in the Restaurant Association of Maryland award field, but it's not the only Howard County venue to be recognized.
Joining Second Chance in the best bar/tavern category is Nottingham's, which...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Wine is the theme right now at Wit & Wisdom, inside the Four Seasons Baltimore, and assistant general manager Justin Yu, 27, has been there to oversee it all.
As part of Baltimore's 10-day Winter Wine Celebration, which concludes on Sunday, Wit & Wisdom...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 6:55 AM
From: Barossa Valley, Australia
Serve with: Grilled meat, beef stew, lasagna
This is a red wine whose flavors truly convey an image of the vines: squat, weathered old bushes with small yields of fat, ripe grapes. There's that old-vine...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:35 AM
After two years, the original owners of Zella's Pizzeria on Hollins Street are coming back.
Julie Ernst and Cem Ari opened Zella's in 2007. It found a loyal following and helped to anchor the struggling Hollins Market neighborhood. They sold the...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 8:44 AM
The Winter Wine Celebration ended on Sunday, but wine-lovers can still get their filll.
The Wine Market in Locust Point has declared this Eclectic Wine Month. From Mondays through Thursdays in March, the restaurant is offering half-off select glasses of...