Just because the weather is warm doesn't mean you can't enjoy red wine. But instead of the usual choices like Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, here are three delicious varieties you may not have...
While May flowers seem to get all the attention, our favorite thing that April showers bring is rosé season. The wine's styles can range from slightly sweet crowd pleasers to full-bodied dark hues,...
Going organic for Earth Day
As Earth Day approaches on April 22, it's a good time to examine the state of organic winemaking. First, there is a difference between organic wine and wine made from organic grapes. Both must follow...
Aida taps into kegs for a custom wine system.
The new location of Aida Bistro & Wine Bar (6741 Columbia Gateway Dr., Columbia, 410-953-0500) offers more than an enlarged space and the restaurant's delectable Italian entrees and homemade...
Cozy up to winter with these robust wines.
Just as Punxsutawney Phil pokes his head out of his burrow on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, and usually scurries back to his nest for six more weeks of winter, so do we, too, tend to hunker down this month...
With these sparklers, you’ll bubble over with enthusiasm.
Sparkling wine is a vastly under-appreciated and under-consumed slice of the wine world. Most folks use it solely for special occasions and the holiday season, then forget about it.
It’s the Most Wonderful Wine of the Year
This month, the holiday season really gets into gear. Thanksgiving kicks off weeks of festivities, from religious celebrations and office parties to momentous family gatherings and lighthearted fetes...
Stake your claim on reds to go with steak.
In food and wine pairing circles, it’s a truism that Cabernet Sauvignon goes with steaks. And indeed, it is a good match. But it is by no means the only match, and any steakhouse worth its dry rub...
Ellicott City cafe pairs vino and small plates.
Ellicott City’s historic Main Street gets better with each new offbeat store and fun place to eat. Pure Wine Cafe (8210 Main St., 410-480-5037), which opened just over a year ago, adds non-stuffy...
Insiders share diner bloopers
Ted Bauer, owner, The Oregon Grille"Years ago, we had a guy come in, and it was a special occasion. He said he wanted a bottle of Champagne at the table, and he got there early to make sure things...