| Sep 2, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Despite a wine making tradition that pre-dates California's by hundreds of years, Virginia has only recently earned itself a seat at the big table of international vintners.
For many years, Virginia's winemaking reputation elicited little excitement...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Andy and Mary Laudenklos each spend more than 70 hours a week caring for their 600 cows, delivering calves and overseeing the milking at their Carroll County dairy farm — and they're also raising three young sons.
The couple and their three-year-...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 10:55 AM
In an effort focused on grabbing headlines, County Executive Ken Ulman recently called for a 30-day boycott of soft drinks, completely missing an opportunity to educate and talk to the public about real solutions for addressing obesity.
Now more than...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 5:13 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will seek to raise the city's bottle tax from 2 cents to 5 cents as part of a plan to boost funding for school construction and repairs, her administration said Thursday.
The bottle tax money and other revenue would...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 9:08 AM
This year's drought has already raised wholesale corn prices dramatically, and consumers will likely soon feel the pinch at the grocery store checkout. Economists are warning of a 3-4 percent rise in food prices this year and next as well, an especially...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 9:04 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. military leaders have identified a latent threat to the potential for a leaner, more agile fighting force: the school vending machine.
In a report to be released on Tuesday, a group of 300 retired military officers said...
| May 21, 2012
| 6:49 AM
When the first Wine in the Woods festival was being planned in 1992, Ellicott City restaurateur Fernand Tersiguel suggested organizers add enlightenment to their goals for the event. This weekend, as the wine festival marks its 20th anniversary in...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:08 PM
The four black orbs — dark-tinted security cameras — watch silently overhead in a room filled with stainless-steel pipes. The pipes carry raw milk from four large holding tanks outside the building into two large metal cabinets that look...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 1:36 PM
On a recent Sunday afternoon, Polly Pittman clipped nets over the ripening grapes in the vineyard she hopes will ensure that one of Anne Arundel County's oldest family farms continues to have a future.
"Basically, the McMansions start on the other side...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 9:16 AM
It's 10 a.m. Do you know where your sommelier is?
If she's anything like Alpana Singh, she's already cracked her first bottle—for work, of course.
This summer, Singh has been busy tasting more than 1,000 wines to narrow her selection for the 300...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:18 PM
The Bayou City is no stranger to the effects of a bad drought. Hello, look what happened to Memorial Park! But it's rare to hear how a drought can be a good thing. If you're a wine lover, you're in for a treat.
The wine industry is actually benefiting...