| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Dinner in a suburban Italian restaurant is rarely worth a one-hour wait. But it is when it comes to Facci, the first restaurant in Ellicott City's new Turf Valley shopping center.
The restaurant, which opened in September, is named after owner...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:54 PM
2011 Newman's Own Cabernet Sauvignon
Serve with: Red meat, pasta, pizza
This red wine from the company founded by the late, great actor Paul Newman is a terrific value. No, it's not the most complex cabernet to ever...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Patrick H. Vogel, former president of Republic National Distributing Co.'s Maryland division, died Feb. 21 of cancer at his home in Louisville, Tenn. He was 62.
The son of Herman Lentz "Bunny" Vogel, who was a corporate officer of H.C. Spinks Clay Co., a...
| 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 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 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.
| 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 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 19, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Welcoming bars are nothing new in downtown Annapolis, and restaurants that celebrate southern food and Prohibition's repeal are nothing new anywhere anymore.
But Dry 85, which opened on Main Street on the first day of 2014, combines all those things,...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:41 AM
If you were a 19th-century Frenchman, you would likely be served three courses of asparagus during your prenuptial dinner. The vegetable with the suggestive shape, writes Helen Yoest in "Plants with Benefits," was thought to stir amorous feeling.
| 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...