| 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...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:23 PM
300 Franklin St., Havre de Grace
The Vineyard Wine Bar
142 N. Washington St., Havre de Grace
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:53 AM
As far as years go, 2014 has come barreling out of the gate, with a whole host of happenings already lined up in Hampden.
Gallery 788, 3602 Hickory Ave., presents Learning By Heart, an exhibit and performance for children 4-12 with no formal training,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:07 PM
This quirky island, snug in the wine-dark northern Aegean Sea, came alive with tantalizing tales my grandmother spun when I was young. The narratives, some real, others not so much, were a balm.
On school nights, they kept me up past my bedtime....
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Fresh porcini mushrooms, with their earthy flavor and aroma, are an exciting find. At Scotto’s Cafe, chef-owner Victor Scotto takes advantage of the prized mushroom’s late fall season with a decadent dish of porcini risotto (available as a...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The PTA Council of Howard County is holding a debate on Common Core at Reservoir High School on Dec. 8, 5 to 8 p.m. This is a great time to learn about the changes that are happening with our school's curriculum.
Congratulations to Forest Ridge Fifth...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:47 AM
There's nothing wrong with slapping together some bread, mayo and turkey in the days following Thanksgiving. But eating what seems like an endless stream of cold sandwiches after the holiday can get a bit dull.
So avoid getting stuck in the boring...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 8:36 AM
It really is the most wonderful time of the year: check your guest list twice, deck your halls and prepare to celebrate straight through to the New Year.
Whatever your holiday traditions — Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas — it's the...