Who says you can’t enjoy yourself this holiday season on a budget?
There are remarkable values that take the pressure off your entertaining expenses without compromising good taste. We’ve assembled three wines to cover all the bases like a pro, but at minor-league...
Your sip tip of the month
Now you’ve done it. You’re truly stuffed at the end of your Thanksgiving feast. For relief, we suggest finishing it all off with a digestif to soothe your stomach. The category ranges from sweet and...
It’s time to fire up the grill. Grab the barbecue sauce—and the wine. We found three reds that have what it takes to dance with all but the spiciest sauces out there.
Le Petit Pont Réserve Rouge Pays D’OC 2012
$10, The Voila! Collection Hailing from the south of France and made up of Grenache, Cinsault, and Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a classic bistro red with a...
Your sip tip of the month for May 2013.
Lamberti Rosé Sparkling Wine NV$13, Southern Wine and Spirits
Juicy and off-dry like a Prosecco, redolent of cherry blossom and strawberry patch, this lovely Italian sparkling...
The Mt. Washington Tavern blends the old with the new after the fire.
This is not the Mt. Washington Tavern of your college days and frolicking youth. Oh, you’ll still find the preppy crowds at the bar talking lacrosse and hunt clubs, but the surroundings have been...
Restaurant owner starts with his own downtown eatery.
Derrick Vaughan, owner of The Corner Bistro & Wine Bar in Ridgely’s Delight, has a grand idea. He wants to rename the stretch from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Harbor East the “Wine’Tastic...
Your sip tip of the month.
There’s something about popping the cork on a bottle of sparkling wine that simply makes an evening more special. This is especially true on Valentine’s Day when sharing a toast together with a...
Wine expert at thewinecoach.com
How did you get into wine/How did you become The Wine Coach?It really goes back to a job I had in software sales. I was living in Federal Hill at the time. I was selling to Fortune 100 food and...
Your sip tip of the month. Malbecs: Big, Bold, and Beautiful.
It wasn’t so long ago that Merlot was the grape variety that reigned supreme in people’s minds and in their wine glasses. Then, the movie Sideways came along, and Pinot Noir soared to popularity. Now...
Chill-out wines for alfresco dining.
Summer is in full swing, which means it’s picnic time. From Patterson Park to backyard hangouts, we love having a nosh with nature. But what to drink? A picnic wine must be able to pair with...