| Aug 15, 2012
| 7:18 AM
Just when Mother Nature throws the sultriest nights of the season our way, she also provides the wherewithal for us to entertain friends using local ingredients in a "chill out" meal that'll revive flagging appetites.
Our bill of fare for such a soiree...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Imagine a great-tasting white wine bottled with a little natural effervescence to tantalize the taste buds. Imagine this wine at a mere 80 calories per 5-ounce serving vs. the usual 100-120. Imagine such a wine at $8 a bottle.
Too good to be true?
| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Encountered in Ocean City, this oddity is just a very pleasant beach wine that requires no deep contemplation. "Rose Vinho Verde" is actually an oxymoron, because "Vinho Verde" actually means "green wine," and this is decidedly pink. It does, however,...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:09 AM
Chef Mark Littleton has groupies.
During his stints at a string of pubby Baltimore restaurants, including Simon's, Lulu's and Annabel Lee Tavern, Littleton developed a strong following, thanks to his inventive take on comfort food.
In July, Littleton...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 11:41 AM
This boxed wine, made in California for a Baltimore-based startup company and distributed in the mid-Atlantic region, fills a useful niche. In quality terms, it's a cut above most boxed red wines, though the price is correspondingly higher. And the 1.5-...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Beaujolais is not just nouveau.
Although nouveau gets all the hype and fanfare, it is the least-interesting segment of what the region has to offer. Of much more consequence and significance are the top-drawer producers crafting Beaujolais Cru and...
| Apr 21, 2012
The setting for Silo.5% Wine Bar is Silo Point, a glamorous luxury condominium carved out of a former working grain terminal in Locust Point. The complex is surrounded by the remnants of industry, and even from the ground floor, the views of the freight...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Serve with: Hamburgers, pizza, casual fare
The jug-shaped bottle is a little odd, but the wine inside is more than sound. It won't blow you away with its complexity, but it offers a lot of ripe fruit at an attractive...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 3:10 AM
The perfect wine for the holidays is champagne, the drink of celebration that celebrates life.
Tis the season! What are you pouring this holiday?
Here is what I suggest: Drink Champagne. It is the drink of celebration and it celebrates life.
| Nov 27, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Maryland will host the fifth annual Drink Local Wine Conference. The event will be held the weekend of April 12-14 in Baltimore.
Created by Washington Post wine columnist Dave McIntyre and wine blogger Jeff Siegel, a.k.a. the Wine Curmudgeon, the Drink...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 3:40 PM
For those of us who grew up in Baltimore, cantaloupe brings back memories of the a-rabs walking down the street with their horse-drawn carts bellowing in that wonderful sing-song cadence to come out for fruit.
Going out with my mother to buy fruit (and...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 6:46 PM
At the Music Cafe on Ridge Road, the restaurant local residents call the hippest in town, owner Randy Anderson says he's thrilled he'll soon be able to add beer and wine to his menu for the first time.
A few blocks away, at the down-home Red Rooster...