Tag Archives: Maryland

How much local is too much?

I find it amusing when people accuse me of not covering local wine enough in my weekly columns for The Washington Post. If anything, I’m leery that I may spend too much attention on local wines, which I find quite … Continue reading

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Drink Local Wine 2013 – on iWineRadio.com

Last weekend I had the pleasure of talking again with Lynn Krielow Chamberlain of iWineRadio.com, an Internet radio program available online and through iTunes. Of course, we discussed the upcoming Drink Local Wine 2013 conference to be held April 13 … Continue reading

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Drink Local Wine 2013 – in Baltimore April 13

You can drink local wine any day, but you should Drink Local Wine on April 13. Okay, punning aside, the annual Drink Local Wine conference is fast approaching. After convening in Texas, Virginia, Missouri and Colorado, we are converging on … Continue reading

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WooHoo! Corkage now legal in Maryland

Maryland lawmakers may not have been able to solve the state’s budget woes in this year’s legislative session, but they did hand wine lovers another gift. A year after approving direct-to-consumer shipping from wineries, lawmakers approved a bill that will … Continue reading

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Virginia and Maryland Decriminalize Us! WooHoo!

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Wine lovers in Virginia and Maryland can come out of the shadows this Friday when it becomes legal to do the things we’ve been doing all along. Virginia’s corkage law takes effect on July 1, making it legal for restaurants … Continue reading

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Marylanders: Eat, Drink, Go Local

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The Maryland Wineries Association is urging residents to “Eat-Drink-Go LOCAL.” The campaign, launched last week in collaboration with local farmers and chefs, will feature three open-air, market-style events across the Free State to promote local agriculture, including wine. The events … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead in 2011?

What should wine lovers expect in 2011? More debate over direct shipping, and hopefully we’ll get that privilege here in Maryland this year. But will be able to order from out-of-state retailers, or just wineries? And will we be allowed … Continue reading

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Sweet on Local Dessert Wines

When exploring the greatly improving local wine scene, it’s easy to focus on dry table wines – the most dramatic improvement – and lose sight of dessert wines. Stickies have always been a staple of local wines, but they are … Continue reading

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Weather Plays Games with the 2010 Harvest

This year’s strange weather is playing some real mind games on vintners as they begin the 2010 harvest. Here in the Eastern U.S., harvest is earlier than ever after an exceptionally hot and dry weather helped ripen grapes – or … Continue reading

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McDonnell pushes to privatize Virginia’s liquor stores

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) argued again today for his proposal to privatize the commonwealth’s liquor stores by auctioning off licenses and using the windfall for transportation construction. McDonnell raised this idea during last year’s campaign, but so far has … Continue reading

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