Merlot has endured a tarnished reputation for years.
Merlot has endured a tarnished reputation for years. Many insiders blame the movie Sideways for making fun of Merlot drinkers while extolling the virtues of Pinot Noir; I’m not convinced an indie...
We’ve gathered three wines that embody the passion and flavor of the region, just in time for your Valentine’s Day dinner.
St. Valentine is the enigmatic Italian who has evolved into a symbol of love and affection, and what is a more romantic setting than Tuscany in Italy? With its tidy estates of grapes and olive groves...
These days, we’re more aware of how our vegetables are grown and how our meat is raised. But we may not be paying as much attention to how the grapes used to make our wines are cultivated.
We’ve taken stock of wines made from organic grapes and found three to suit any need.
Meinklang Pinot Noir 2011
$17, Siema Wines
Pinot Noir is a fickle grape, giving growers all manner of problems—...
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...