Great Palate Brings Argentine Wines to Town
There are two layers to the wine business that are easily visible to the consumer—the winery itself, as embodied by the bottle of wine you hold in your hands, and the person who sold it to you. There...
Head to the fields, pick grapes, and watch wine being made.
The hills are alive with—well, lots of vines. Maryland now boasts 33 wineries that produce more than 240 different wines, according to the Maryland Wineries Association. And last year, more than 225,...
Well-Schooled in Wine
Back-to-school sales are just about wrapped up as our collective pride and joys trundle off to another year of academic pursuits. A summer full of relations, vacations, stay-cations, and Play...
Chill Out With Summer Wines
It's a special kind of climatic hangover we endure this time of year in Maryland. And like "hangover," the official letter for August probably should be "H"—hazy, hot, and humid. But a refreshing...
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...