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June 16, 2014
From: Rissian River Valley, Calif. Price: $20 Serve with: Grilled salmon, fried chicken, crabs If you associate pink wines with sweetness, this wine could come as a surprise. It's a classic dry rose, bordering on severe but very stylish and crisp. It's a perfect wine to serve well-chilled on a summer evening on the deck or patio. It offers lively flavors of cherry, strawberry and rosehips and a distinct mineral character. Its elevated 14.5 percent alcohol is well-masked by the fruit but could creep up on the unwary because one glass will lead to a desire for a second, etc. -- Michael Dresser , The Baltimore Sun
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June 16, 2014
From: Rissian River Valley, Calif. Price: $20 Serve with: Grilled salmon, fried chicken, crabs If you associate pink wines with sweetness, this wine could come as a surprise. It's a classic dry rose, bordering on severe but very stylish and crisp. It's a perfect wine to serve well-chilled on a summer evening on the deck or patio. It offers lively flavors of cherry, strawberry and rosehips and a distinct mineral character. Its elevated 14.5 percent alcohol is well-masked by the fruit but could creep up on the unwary because one glass will lead to a desire for a second, etc. -- Michael Dresser , The Baltimore Sun
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BUSINESS
By Jane Applegate and Jane Applegate,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | August 24, 1992
AHOPLAND, Calif. -- When 10-year-old Barney Fetzer heard his family's winery was being sold and they could no longer use the Fetzer brand name, he was worried that he would no longer be a Fetzer.His father, Jim, the outgoing president, assured him and the rest of the Fetzer grandchildren that although their grandmother and 11 aunts and uncles were selling the successful family business, they would all still be Fetzers.Two weeks after the Fetzers culminated a three-year courtship with Louisville, Ky.-based Brown-Forman Corp.
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February 18, 2014
From: California Price: $5 Serve: Pizza, pasta, chili, hamburgers Yes, Gallo Hearty Burgundy. You got a problem with that? This iconic wine, which led Gallo's move away from sweet fortified wines and into the realm of table wine, is celebrating its 50 t h anniversary. For as long as I can remember it's been a superb value. In 1972, "Time" put the wine on its cover and called it the best wine value in the United States. Not much has changed. It offers generous fruit, vinified dry, and a soft texture.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 22, 1997
SAGAPONACK, N.Y. - Sagpond Vineyards, the biggest producer of wines from estate-grown grapes on the South Fork of Long Island, has opened its new multimillion-dollar winery.The winery, at 139 Sagg Road, a bit north of Route 27 in Sagaponack, occupies a saffron-colored stucco building that the owner, Christian Wolffer, describes as Tuscan in style.The winery has nearly 50 acres of vineyards.The opening coincided with the early stages of grape growing and the vacation season. Visits to wineries on the South and North Forks, which lead to perhaps 75 percent of all winery sales, increase from Memorial Day and peak in October at harvest.
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By Sherrie Clinton and Sherrie Clinton,Evening Sun Staff | September 18, 1991
THE 1991 HARVEST could be the one that puts Maryland wines on the map, says Mike Fiore, owner of Fiore Vineyards in Pylesville in northern Harford County."
FEATURES
By Harry Shattuck and Harry Shattuck,HOUSTON CHRONICLE | May 18, 1997
Almost 100 chateaux near St. Emilion and hundreds more scattered about the Bordeaux region offer individual and group tours of vineyards, usually at no charge.These estates began opening their doors to the public only in the early 1980s as part of an effort to foster more recognition about area winemaking, boost the region's tourism and promote direct sales of products.Most chateaux are open for visits weekdays from June to September; some also provide tours on weekends. A few open for short hours in other seasons.
TRAVEL
By Carolyn McCully and Carolyn McCully,Special to the Sun | April 16, 2000
The first course was served in a dish no bigger than a pot of lip gloss, accompanied by a full-bodied chardonnay. Although it was only a few hours' drive from home, I knew I was no longer in the super-size world of suburban drive-through cuisine. At Prince Michel Vineyards in Leon, Va., I had transported myself to a finer realm of living. The winery, founded in 1982 in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, features wine tours and tastings, a museum, overnight accommodations and the excellent Prince Michel Restaurant.
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,SUN STAFF | August 6, 1999
In the parched summer of '99, Rob Deford casts his gaze across his 16-acre vineyard. This is the driest year he can remember, he says, since his parents set him to pulling leaves off grapevines in 1965, when he was 14.He smiles."
FEATURES
By Les Picker and Les Picker,Special to The Sun | June 14, 1998
In last Sunday's Travel section, an incorrect phone number was given for Loew Vineyards in Mount Airy, Md. The correct number is 301-831-5464.The Sun regrets the error.Sitting on the veranda of Fiore Winery in Harford County, one could easily mistake it for a winery from a few decades ago, when Napa Valley was struggling to become a world center of fine wine production. A refreshing breeze wafts across the picturesque vineyards, and you can smell the sweet grapes just emerging on the vine.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
Here's what we like to see at Midnight Sun: A trusted local brewery collaborating with nearby farms to create something new. Frederick's Flying Dog announced last week that it has teamed up with Jefferson's Distillery Lane Ciderworks and Purcellville, Va.'s Breaux Vineyards for two small-batch beers. The Orchard Ale was made with fresh-pressed apple juice from Distillery Lane, and the Vineyard Blonde - a Belgian-inspired ale - was made with Vidal Blanc grape juice from Breaux Vineyards, according to Flying Dog's director of communications, Erin Weston.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2013
Boordy Vineyards, Maryland's oldest and one of its largest wineries, has started over. Transforming the northern Baltimore County winery meant ripping up its grape-growing and winemaking operations literally root and branch, and rebuilding them at a cost of more than $3.3 million. "What we're doing is making a big investment in the future of making wine in Maryland," said Rob Deford, Boordy's president and co-owner, whose family will host a reception this week opening the new winemaking operation.
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August 8, 2013
From: California Price: $20 Serve with: Tuna steak, pork roast, red meat This pinot noir specialist has produced a wonderfully complex wine for its price range. It's a very Burgundian red wine, with nuances of game and that earthy barnyard character so true to the French original It's a medium-bodied wine with intense black cherry and spice flavors that expand in the glass. Thanks to the Red Red Wine Bar in Annapolis for recommending this elegant beverage. -- Michael Dresser
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May 1, 2013
From: Central Coast, Calif. Price: $15 Serve with: Salmon, poultry This well-made chardonnay is widely distributed, fairly priced and avoids all the pitfalls California chardonnay so often falls into. It's crisp, clean and has good, bracing acidity - a sign of its cool-climate origins. There's a touch of vanilla from the oak, but it isn't over the top. It offers bold, assertive fruit with hints of pear, baked apple, lemon and spices. Chardonnay is far from my favorite white varietal, but sometimes you come cross one that hits just the right note.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
"Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. " - Pope John Paul XXIII Nelson Carey, the genial publican at Belvedere Square's Grand Cru wine bar, is naturally filled with interesting and offbeat wine, beer and booze trivia, which on occasion he dispenses to interested listeners. The other day, while talking to several regulars about Pope Francis, he uncorked the fact that Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the great, robust red from France's Rhone Valley region, has direct papal ties.
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By Katie V. Jones | July 29, 2012
Holly Hertsgaard had no idea what she would be painting when she arrived at Serpent Ridge Winery, in Westminster, for its first wine-glass painting class. As the evening progressed, a football field appeared on one glass; Camden Yards appeared on another. On her daughter's two glasses, balloons took shape. "This was supposed to be a mother, daughter night," sadi Hertsgaard, of Westminster, nodding to her daughter's empty chair. "She had to go, (so) I have a lot of work to do," she said dipping her brush into the green paint.
FEATURES
September 25, 1991
"The Wines of Maryland Cup" was presented to Catoctin Vineyards for its 1985 Cabernet Sauvignon at the Maryland Wine Festival, at a festival sponsored by the Association of Maryland Wineries. This was the first year for the award, which the Maryland vineyards plan to make an annual event.The best blush wine award went to the Eye of the Oriole wine from Catoctin Vineyards. The best white hybrid award went to the 1990 Vidal blanc from Boordy Vineyards. The best non-grape wine award went to Barry Wine Peach from Liganore Wine Cellars.
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By Santa Rosa (Calif) Press-Democrat | June 29, 1995
Twelve years ago, Jess Jackson carried a bottle of chardonnay up and down the streets of New York City, popping into fashionable bars and restaurants to pour free samples."
NEWS
By Julie Scharper and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2011
Steven Wehner had overcome dyslexia, a stint in jail on drug charges and the loss of his repair shop on Martha's Vineyard. Living in the basement of his mother's Rodgers Forge home, he set his sights on his biggest challenge yet: Bringing an IndyCar race to downtown Baltimore. With the drop of the green flag in three weeks, Wehner's dream will roar to life. Glossy race cars are set to dart down newly paved roads alongside the Inner Harbor, bearing on their sleek frames the aspirations of city and state officials who are betting on the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix to draw tens of thousands of race fans, pump tens of millions of dollars into the local economy and burnish the image of the city.
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