The Shape of Wine To Come
Summer is the season for getting personal with Mother Nature. Unfortunately, there are plenty of places we like to go that our wine can't. Because it's packaged in glass, wine is often banned from...
Everything's Coming Up Roses
Beer seems to be the traditional beverage of summer, and I am certainly not going to argue with that. It's cold, refreshing, and goes well with all summer fare, from burgers to barbecue to spice-...
Twist and Shout about Screw-Cap Wines
"Any wine that comes like this," the restaurateur began, tapping the screw cap that adorned a delicious, charming bottle of pinot noir, "is vinegar. I won't even cook with it." It had been a while...
Exciting times for Argentine wines.
The flight from Santiago, Chile, to Mendoza, Argentina, is short but breathtaking. Lasting not quite an hour, it takes passengers over a vast swath of the Andes Mountains and affords a view of...
Wine wish list.
Baltimore's wine lists need a shake up. While working on this issue's best restaurants list, I had a chance to do an informal survey of various offerings around town. Here's what I found: a gaggle...
Seductive Pairing: Wine, Chocolate.
It’s a cliché gift this month, but nonetheless, I simply adore chocolate. Always have, always will.
Perhaps not surprisingly, my favorite chocolates can be found at some of Baltimore’s best wine...
Grunge, java, and great grapes
It's hard to imagine Washington as a premier wine-growing region, given what popular culture has to say about the place—rainy Seattle, birthplace of grunge music, home of denizens whose thirst for...
Oregon's Pinot Power.
Oregon's Route 99W may not be as famous to wine lovers as Napa Valley's Silverado Trail, but it deserves to be.
Flanked on the west by rolling vineyards and dominated to the east by Mount Hood, this...
We’ll Drink to That!
The storm clouds of holiday stress are gathering forebodingly on the horizon. Many of our most important religious and secular holidays manage to be crammed into a period of just five weeks. But lest...
Made in Maryland
Perhaps the most alluring charm of European travel, at least from a wine perspective, is getting the chance to sample regional wines with regional fare. To wash down a hunk of Crottin de...