| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Serve with: Grilled red meat, pizza, pasta
This blend of California red varieties is a concentrated but soft-textured wine that packs a lot of flavor. Widely distributed – and often on sale at attractive prices...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Inside the 1905 Arts and Crafts-style house that Tony Foreman shares with wife Katie and their newborn daughter in Northeast Baltimore, the mood is festive in anticipation of New Year's celebrations. Downstairs in the wine cellar, some 5,000 bottles are...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:57 AM
Though New Year's Eve is less than a week away, even last-minute party planners have time to add a Maryland sparkling wine to their celebrations.
With seven of the state's 56 wineries producing America's version of champagne, the local wine industry has...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Nothing says New Year's Eve quite like some bubbly. But for your New Year's party, do you really want to offer just another glass of champagne (we're sorry, sparkling wine) on a night that is ushering in the exciting and new? Well now you don't have to....
| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:13 PM
More people are likely to toast this New Year with a glass of French champagne, industry observers say, an optimistic economic sign as consumers look beyond cheaper sparkling wines.
Sales of the bubbly beverage from the Champagne region of France have...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Name: 2012 Save Me, San Francisco "Soul Sister" Pinot Noir
Serve with: Roast poultry, duck breast, tuna steak
This is a wine from a winery founded by the rock band Train and named after one of its hits. Pretty cheesy,...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Take 10 is a series of occasional features on prominent local residents and the possessions they treasure.
Lisa Salters' favorite things revolve around the yin and yang of a life that is all about travel and hunkering down at home — a four-level...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:29 AM
From Rias Baixas, Spain
Serve with: Bacalao (salt cod) or other fish
This intensely flavorful dry white wine from Galicia in northern Spain delivers a lot of complexity and style for its price. It offers flavors of lemon, herbs, apples,...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:40 AM
From: Napa Valley, Calif.
Serve with: Beef tenderloin, rack of lamb
BV is one of the oldest and most-respected producers of cabernet sauvignon in the Napa Valley, which counts for a lot because Napa truly is cab heaven. This wine is the...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:54 PM
2012 Fairview Goats do Roam red wine
From: South Africa
Serve with: Hamburgers, pizza
It seemed fitting to toast Nelson Mandela with a South African wine. In addition to everything else he accomplished, Mandela cleared the way for...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:58 PM
'Tis holiday season in Baltimore's most holiday-happy neighborhood! Walking the Avenue (West 36th Street) at this time of year is especially magical.
Sidewalks are filled with shoppers who appreciate and value small, locally-owned businesses. Light...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Let's take a minute to discuss groundbreaking, because there seems to be an awful lot of it going on around Hampden.
I'm not referring to recent groundbreakings for Rotunda redevelopment or Skatepark of Baltimore's planned skateboarding park within...