| Apr 27, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Serve with: Pasta dishes, grilled meat
This lush, ripe blend of zinfandel, syrah, cabernet sauvignon and merlot is all about decadent pleasure. It's one of those smooth red wines that is so fruity it gives the impression...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 10:08 AM
From: Tuscany, Italy
Serve with: Clams, oysters
This complex but moderately priced Italian white wine shows the distinctly nutty character of vernaccia, with a strong underlying flavor of minerals. Fruit flavors don't predominate in this...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 12:49 PM
This is a dry white wine made from the same grape that produces the luscious Hungarian dessert wines known as Tokay. It shows the power and complexity of the grape do not depend on its sugar content. It's lush, full-bodied, herbal and a bit exotic —...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Baltimore will have to content itself with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, because according to Open Table, Baltimore is an also-ran in the romance department. The most romantic cities are, in order: San Antonio, Texas; Austin, Texas; Providence, R.I.; La...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:14 AM
Some occasions require a touch of romance.
Nothing too formal or over the top — no scattered rose petals or strolling violins. Just good, interesting food served capably in a special setting.
Baldwin's Station in historic Sykesville is just the...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Sundays in Baltimore County, even Super Bowl Sundays, are not what they could be, says business owner David Trone, operator of Beltway Fine Wine & Spirits in Towson.
Trone is hoping the hoopla over the Ravens vs. 49ers will help consumers focus on...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Shake off those wintertime blues and join the Catonsville chamber for its first Winter Wine Tasting event Feb. 21 at Overhills Mansion, 916 S. Rolling Road.
Tasting tables located throughout the venue will offer a wide variety of high-quality, unique...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Frederick Road Fridays, the popular outdoor concert series, will have a new home this summer.
The Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce decided to move the annual summer event from Egges Lane across Frederick Road to the Mews on Mellor to provide more...
| 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...
| 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...