| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Serve with: Fish, shellfish, Thai cuisine
This is a wonderfully fresh wine, just recently bottled. Inzolia, a white wine grape grown in Sicily, is hardly a household name, but this wine puts 90 percent of pinot grigios to...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Welcoming bars are nothing new in downtown Annapolis, and restaurants that celebrate southern food and Prohibition's repeal are nothing new anywhere anymore.
But Dry 85, which opened on Main Street on the first day of 2014, combines all those things,...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Seven Harford businesses that were found guilty of selling alcohol to minors in January were fined Wednesday by the Harford County Liquor Control Board.
The businesses were part of a Jan. 23 compliance test in which 40 percent of businesses failed,...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:39 PM
From: Alsace, France
Serve with: Pork and sauerkraut, roast poultry
This intensely flavorful, medium-bodied, complex white wine underscores the fact that Alsace is one of the world's greatest growing regions — and one of the least-...
| Feb 25, 2014
Bryan Voltaggio's recent announcement that he'd be opening a restaurant in Baltimore arrived like a complimentary dessert — something you appreciate all the more because it isn't expected.
"OHMAGAWD" and "yeeeeeesss!!!" were a few of the...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 2:03 PM
A friend who owns Germano's Piattini once told me of a young fellow who ordered a $55 bottle of wine, took one sip, scrunched his nose and announced in a loud voice, "This wine has turned." The fellow was maybe two years past senior prom, and he...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:15 AM
A request for a new wine bar and store in the Rock Spring Shopping Center was turned down Wednesday by the Harford County Liquor Control Board, which cited a lack of "public need" for another alcohol establishment in the Forest Hill area.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:28 AM
"Wines Around the World," a wine-tasting benefit in support of Family and Children's Services, will be held March 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Vandiver Inn, 301 South Union Avenue in Havre de Grace.
This ninth annual event raises funds for Family and...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:47 PM
From: Piemonte, Italy
Serve with: Pasta dishes, red meats
This wine shows the softer side of Barbera, an under-rated red wine that can be hard-edged in youth.
It offers complex flavors of black, cherry, spices, smoked meat and vanilla....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Patrick H. Vogel, former president of Republic National Distributing Co.'s Maryland division, died Feb. 21 of cancer at his home in Louisville, Tenn. He was 62.
The son of Herman Lentz "Bunny" Vogel, who was a corporate officer of H.C. Spinks Clay Co., a...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Serve with: Tuna steak, salmon, roast chicken
The is certainly the first wine from the former Yugoslav republic to make its appearance in this space. It's a worthy import at an attractive price for a pinot noir. It's a...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Tony Foreman of Foreman Wolf will help transform Everyman Theatre into an "Italian festival" of food and wine on April 5 for a fundraising event for the theater.
Organizers invite guests to "wander the rooms of our new home to find crudo paired with...