| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Serve with: Grilled fish, in bisques, aperitif
Manzanilla is a form of dry sherry that I became quite fond of while traveling in southern Spain, where it hails from. It's similar to a fino sherry but has a little more nutty...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Carve out some time on your schedule for the Dine Downtown Baltimore Winter Wine Celebration, a 10-day wine-focused dining promotion set for Feb. 22 through March 3.
Participating restaurants will be offering special menus featuring wine pairings as...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Hairdresser on Fire. You see that on Fleet Street Kitchen's craft cocktail menu and you're immediately intrigued. That's not a question. So you continue on to the ingredients.
Mezcal? Smoky and potent. Check. Campari? Classic bitters — this is...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...