| Apr 1, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Unlike those of us who merely sip wine and try to appreciate it, Paul Lukacs has channeled his passion for the drink into a second career, one in which he's increasingly recognized as one of this country's most authoritative voices on the topic.
| Apr 10, 2013
| 10:44 AM
The Wine Market in Locust Point is both a wine shop and a bistro. Twice a year, the Wine Market's wine shop takes over the bistro space for its Wine'd Up event.
Wine'd Up will feature more than 25 wines paired with hors d'ouevres. All of the wines...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 11:01 AM
The 10th annual Highlandtown Wine Festival is Sunday.
The annual street festival brings more than 1,000 visitors to Baltimore's east side neighborhood for tastings of homemade wine, an amateur winemaking competition, Italian food from DiPasquale's...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:50 AM
Maryland is hosting the fifth annual Drink Local Wine conference, the main annual event of Drink Local Wine, an organization dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of American wine.
The Drink Local Wine Confererce is Saturday at the...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:41 AM
Serve with: Grilled red meats, pasta
I have recommended various lots of this classic, ultra-consistent nonvintage red wine blend since at least as far back as 1995.( Actually, I'm pretty sure I started doing so in the...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:23 AM
The best thing about O'Leary's Seafood Restaurant is how tricky it is to describe.
Not so many years back, I'd have called O'Leary's eclectic, which became a byword for both a type of menu and the kind of place that served it. Offering a relaxed version...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Annapolis is swimming in wine bars these days.
The choices include the deeply cool Red Red Wine on Main Street, Justin Moore's food-forward Vin 909 over in Eastport and the accessibly cozy Grapes Wine Bar on Forest Drive.
Crush Kitchen and Winehouse...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Inge Crist plans to volunteer at Wine in the Woods this weekend, just as she has most years since the popular Columbia festival began 21 years ago.
The Germany native and 54-year resident of Ellicott City, who "picked grapes as a child and grew up...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 9:13 PM
Banksy's Cafe has closed in Lake Falls Village. Owners Robb Banks and Will Brown will be focusing on their catering operations, which they had been running out of the same location.
The cafe, which opened in 2009, served made-to-order sandwiches and...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Every once in a while, a really, really good wine book comes along … something destined to become a classic.
The "Food Lover's Guide to Wine" by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg is an amazingly fresh and novel exploration of the world of wine and...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 4:07 PM
This red wine made from Bordeaux grapes — cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc — along with syrah has turned out to be a harmonious and complex blend at a very appealing price. It's a smooth, subtle and layered wine with flavors of...
| Sep 27, 2012
The sunshine was so bright that not even a pair of prescription sunglasses could cut the glare. We felt X-rayed by the laser-intense white light; it hurt the eyes just to step into the sun.
Around us, silver-green scrub searched for water in a parched...