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  • Orphan wines worth recommending

    Orphan wines worth recommending
    About once a year I round up my orphans and give them room on this page. They're the wines that my tasting pals and I have sampled and liked, but that don't fit into any larger theme or subject that I might be writing on. It's a loss for you if I can'...
  • Wine Market Bistro, 10 years in, still shines

    Wine Market Bistro, 10 years in, still shines
    We love a good anniversary. Baltimore is about to host a huge, weeklong celebration for the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Unless they're traveling by frigate, everybody and his brother is going to be passing through Locust Point on...
  • Tools of James Suckling's trade: black briefcase, 4 glasses, $8,500

    Tools of James Suckling's trade: black briefcase, 4 glasses, $8,500
    Picture yourself, wine aficionado, carrying this sleek, hand-crafted leather briefcase from Salvatore Ferragamo outfitted with Lalique crystal wineglasses. Nice.  Wine critic James Suckling of JamesSuckling.com (and before that, Wine Spectator’s...
  • Fine wine is really not so fine

     Fine wine is really not so fine
    Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign is arguing this week that his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner's membership in an exclusive California wine club is evidence that Rauner is "out of touch" with "hardworking Illinois families." I disagree. I think it's...
  • Letter: Tasting festival is returning Sept. 28

    The 12th annual La Cañada Flintridge Wine and Gourmet Food tasting is almost here. On Sunday, Sept. 28 at the La Cañada Flintridge Memorial Park beginning at 3 p.m. the tastings begin. Le Petit Vendome will once again have wineries and breweries pouring...
  • Traveling the Wine Trail is tasty, entertaining

    Traveling the Wine Trail is tasty, entertaining
    There's nothing quite like jumping into a barrel and crushing virgin grapes to pulp while a crowd cheers you on. As one member of a four-person media team that accomplished this feat with its feet Sunday at the Allentown Fair, crushing a team of...
  • Mix and match small plates with Aida Bistro & Wine Bar's new menu

    Columbia’s Aida Bistro & Wine Bar has been a Howard County favorite since it opened in 2002. Loyal customers have followed the restaurant through several changes, including relocation and the introduction of an innovative — and cool —...
  • Tin Lizzie's wine-making operation in Clarksville growing sweeter with age

    Tin Lizzie's wine-making operation in Clarksville growing sweeter with age
    There aren't too many Howard County businesses directly affected by the weather in California, but Tin Lizzie Wineworks is one of them. Record-setting heat and a drought this year are pushing grapes into an early harvest, including in the towns of...
  • Earthquake leaves Napa wine industry quietly tallying the damage

    Earthquake leaves Napa wine industry quietly tallying the damage
    Oak barrels cracked open and a river of red gushed out. Before long, hundreds of thousands of dollars of wine had coated the concrete floor of Napa Barrel Care, a warehouse near downtown where 40 wineries share storage space. About an hour later and a...
  • The transparency of white wines: Subtlety, nuance shine

    The transparency of white wines: Subtlety, nuance shine
    It took cheese to teach me how good white wine is. When you travel, you notice that more people drink white wine rather than red with their cheese, unlike Americans. There's nothing wrong with drinking red wine with cheese; it's just, to be blunt,...
  • Veuve Clicquot truck, Rhone Rangers wine tasting, Terrazza's spirited Thursdays

     Veuve Clicquot truck, Rhone Rangers wine tasting, Terrazza's spirited Thursdays
    Veuve Clicquot is launching a cross-country tour of its Clicquot Mail truck with a couple stops in the Los Angeles area. The truck is named after the Clicquot Mail collection of products that includes a Champagne bottle carrier shaped like a letter and...