| May 8, 2012
| 1:13 PM
The kerfuffle over the proposed wine store in Wegmans' newest location in Columbia heralds the next looming battle in consumers' fight to modernize Maryland's alcohol policy. The recent Howard County liquor board hearing demonstrated the intensity of both...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 1:44 PM
Burgundy lies between a rock and a hard place. It is the only French wine region whose name is different in English and in French. Whereas Bordeaux is Bordeaux in both languages, and the Loire is the Loire, Burgundy is the English translation of...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 6:03 AM
Chef Jerry Edwards hasn't finalized the meal he'll prepare for the July 29 Taste for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society, but one thing is certain — many ingredients will come from his Monkton farm.
Edwards, who owns Chef's Expressions...
| May 14, 2012
| 9:18 AM
From: Mendocino County, Calif.
Serve with: Salmon, ham, crabs
Bonterra is one of California's largest and most reliable producers of organic wines. More important, from my point of view, is the fact that they're very good wines that won't...
| May 15, 2012
| 7:29 AM
The proposed liquor store adjoining the new Wegmans in Columbia wouldn't be the only such store owned by someone related to executives or employees of the supermarket chain.
But this shop would be different, opponents say, because not only would the...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Tired of the same old familiar varietals like tempranillo and sangiovese? For something truly exotic, expand your horizons to include zweigelt, a red variety from Austria. In previous vintages, I wasn't impressed, but Zantho's 2010 is a winner. It's a...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Among the lovely memories of several visits to Southern California is the annual Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach.
This is an arty seaside town to begin with, but during that six-week festival they pull out all the stops. Ranging over numerous venues are...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 3:06 PM
The Vineyard Wine Bar in Havre de Grace has been recognized by Wine Spectator magazine for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world for 2012.
The wine bar opened at 142 N. Washington St. about four years ago and its owners,...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 6:17 AM
From: Wachau Valley, Austria
Serve with: Spicy Asian cuisine, shellfish
The name is quite a mouthful, but so is the wine. Gruner veltliner is not exactly a household name among grapes, but it produces magnificent white wines in Austria...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Jay Youmans, Master of Wine, delivered a spectacular webinar last week as part of the French Wine Society's Burgundy Master-Level Certificate program.
His presentation clarified and categorized the multitudinous expressions of pinot noir in the New World...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Let's be honest for a second: This season of"The Real Housewives of New York City"has been pretty lackluster. In fact, over the past eight episodes, not much has happened and not much has changed.
Yes, we have the Ramona vs. Heather wars and Carole's...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:42 AM
Appletini. Few words make bartender Doug Atwell shudder as much as that one.
Atwell is part-owner and head mixologist at Rye, a new bar in Fells Point that specializes in craft cocktails, the bar equivalent of gourmet meals. These drinks are made with...