| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:47 AM
2012 Leth Gruner Veltliner
From: Wagram, Austria
Serve with: Roasted poultry, salmon with cream sauce
This is an especially rich, creamy version of this classic Austrian white wine variety. It's basically dry but with a hint of...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Harford County liquor inspectors report 94 percent of 34 businesses that were checked as part of a March 22 sting operation refused to serve an underage criminal justice student from Harford Community College.
Liquor board inspector Charles Robbins said...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:50 AM
What a nice dinner that was at Bistro Blanc. We enjoyed beautiful and well-constructed appetizers, perfectly cooked entrees and scrumptious desserts. And we just plain enjoyed ourselves at this wine-focused Glenelg restaurant.
When Bistro Blanc opened...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:47 PM
From: Piemonte, Italy
Serve with: Pasta dishes, red meats
This wine shows the softer side of Barbera, an under-rated red wine that can be hard-edged in youth.
It offers complex flavors of black, cherry, spices, smoked meat and vanilla....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:39 PM
From: Alsace, France
Serve with: Pork and sauerkraut, roast poultry
This intensely flavorful, medium-bodied, complex white wine underscores the fact that Alsace is one of the world's greatest growing regions — and one of the least-...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:28 AM
"Wines Around the World," a wine-tasting benefit in support of Family and Children's Services, will be held March 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Vandiver Inn, 301 South Union Avenue in Havre de Grace.
This ninth annual event raises funds for Family and...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Seven Harford businesses that were found guilty of selling alcohol to minors in January were fined Wednesday by the Harford County Liquor Control Board.
The businesses were part of a Jan. 23 compliance test in which 40 percent of businesses failed,...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:15 AM
A request for a new wine bar and store in the Rock Spring Shopping Center was turned down Wednesday by the Harford County Liquor Control Board, which cited a lack of "public need" for another alcohol establishment in the Forest Hill area.
| Apr 19, 2014
Forno, a great-looking new restaurant and wine bar located across the street from the Hippodrome Theatre, opened as quietly as it could in late February just as the blockbuster musical "The Book of Mormon" pulled into town.
Emina Dukic, who co-owns...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Unless you’ve been held hostage in a Loire Valley vineyard for the past several years, you’re aware that beer these days enjoys much of the cachet that used to belong only to wine. Indeed, boutique breweries abound on these shores, and it...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Serve with: Fish, shellfish, Thai cuisine
This is a wonderfully fresh wine, just recently bottled. Inzolia, a white wine grape grown in Sicily, is hardly a household name, but this wine puts 90 percent of pinot grigios to...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Phew! They did it! They survived week one of "Top Chef," Season 11. Chef Patty was crying over the experience, which didn’t win her any points in chef Stephanie’s book -- she insisted she’ll only cry when she is kicked off. Hmm,...