| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:15 AM
It's here! I know we've all been listening to Burl Ives singing "Holly Jolly Christmas" in the grocery store for weeks now, but we historic district lovers know the holiday season doesn't really start until we enjoy our beloved Midnight Madness, a holiday...
| 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...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:48 PM
From: Mendocino County, Calif.
Serve with: Beefy stews, pasta with tomato
It's a bit hard-edged when it's first opened, but this full-bodied red wine quickly opens up to display vibrant flavors of blackberries, wild berries, plums,...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:45 AM
The Carroll County Farm Museum is now accepting entries for the annual Maryland Wine Festival poster design competition.
The winning design will be reproduced on posters, T-shirts, brochures and other promotional materials for the 2014 Maryland Wine...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:10 AM
From: Sonoma County, Calif.
Serve with: Duck breast, rack of lamb
This is a smooth, suave, sophisticated merlot from a highly commercial winery that I can't help admiring. This is an ideal restaurant red — full-bodied enough to...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:08 PM
2010 Wolfgang Puck Red Wine Blend
Serve with: Beef roast, leg of lamb
Celebrity-named wines don't always live up to their star-studded labels, but this red wine from the famous chef can only bolster his reputation. It's...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Omar Semidey likes to cook, and he also likes to think. At his new Harbor East/Little Italy restaurant, By Degrees Cafe, both talents are on display.
Before moving to Baltimore three and a half years ago, Semidey, a New York native, attended the...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:01 AM
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