| Sep 25, 2012
| 11:06 AM
Serve with: Grilled seafood, steamed crabs
This is a well-executed while wine blend at a very reasonable price. Though both of these varietals tend to be aggressively fruity, the blend is pleasingly restrained. The wine...
| May 8, 2013
| 5:03 PM
The results are in: Mount View Middle School rocked its Green Field Day on April 24.
Not only did the students raise $1,500 for the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore — and get to slime Assistant Principal Linda Monti as a reward — but they also...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:45 AM
The Oregon Grille is turning 15 this fall and the Hunt Valley restaurant is celebrating with a dining promotion.
Diners who spend $50 at the Oregon Grille can receive a complimentary bottle of cabernet or chardonnay. Or they can spend $50 and get their...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Truth be told, although we've been making wine for thousands of years, we didn't figure out the mechanics of fermentation until fairly recently.
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, known as the Father of Microbiology, lived from 1632 to 1723. He was the first to...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 11:15 AM
This fruity, aromatic, dry white wine is an imaginative blend of two of my favorite grape varietals: torrontes (85 percent) and riesling (15 percent). It's a fresh, lively wine with hints of kiwi, lime and juniper berries, along with touches of honey...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Serve with: Hamburgers, pizza, simple stuff
This red wine from the budget Rosso & Bianco (red and white) line from the winery founded by director Francis Ford Coppola is simply a good value. Billed as "a wine for...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 11:19 AM
The Oregon Grille is turning 15 this fall, and the Hunt Valley restaurant is celebrating with a dining promotion.
A bastion of conservative dining, the Oregon Grille is not normally a restaurant given to coupons or gimmicks. But through Nov. 9, diners...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:29 AM
From: Monterey, Calif.
Serve with: Red meat, roast poultry, tuna steak
Thus full-bodied, earthy red wine combines some of the best elements of Burgundian style and California ripeness. It's an earthy wine, with some of the gamy low...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Even after some 30 years of reviewing wines, there's something new to learn. Falanghina, a white wine varietal I had not encountered before, comes from the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and dates to ancient times. This version is exceptionally complex and...
| 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...
| 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...