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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Reflections on Drink Local Wine 2013

When we learned that the 2013 conference for Drink Local Wine was to be held in Maryland, our home state, we were happy that we didn’t have to travel far for the conference. We had just returned from Europe for a conference so distance was on our minds. I did wonder how Maryland wines would […]

Twitter Taste-Off at Camden Yards

I’ve spent many an evening at Oriole Park at Camden yards watching a ball game. Where ever I sat I noticed the warehouse that stretches along South Eutaw St. I didn’t imagine the site of the stadium from within the warehouse though. On Saturday, the Drink Local Wine Conference held the Twitter Taste-Off of Maryland […]

Slack Winery Hosts Book Signing

On Sunday, April 21 from 12Noon to 6pm Slack Winery at Woodlawn Farm is hosting Terry and Kathy Sullivan for a book signing of A Wine Journey.

Session III: Maryland’s New Guard

The “Maryland’s New Guard” session was introduced by Kevin Atticks, Executive Director of Maryland Wineries Association and followed by Ed Boyce at Black Ankle Vineyards, Tom Shelton at Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery and Dave Collins from Big Cork Vineyards.

Session 1: Creating Maryland’s Wine Identity

Overview of DLW13 Conference, Session 1:Creating Maryland’s Wine Identity

DLW Session IV: Tasting Maryland’s Future

Dr. Joseph A. Fiolo from the University of Maryland likes to look at the future. He wonders what varieties will be the best for different parts of Maryland in the future. He has research vineyards around the state and harvests the grapes to make wine. Three flights of two wines each were tasted to give […]

Session II: Drinking Local

The second session looked at the topic of drinking local. Dave McIntyre spoke of the founding of the Drink Local Wine Conference. Dave raised the issue of eat local and drink local. He asked, if you are eating Maryland lamb, why are you think of pairing that with a California wine? He then introduced the […]

Starting the Drink Local Wine Conference a Day Early

Yesterday we started the Drink Local Wine Conference early by picking up Whitney Rigsbee at BWI and heading out to a couple Maryland wineries. Whitney works for Nomacork, one of the sponsors of the conference. Our first winery stop was Linganore Wine Cellars in Mt. Airy. There we met Anthony Aellen, one of the most […]

Arriving at BWI for the Drink Local Wine Conference

On Thursday morning, people were already arriving at the BWI airport for the Drink Local Conference in Baltimore. While not everyone can attend the Drink Local Wine Conference this weekend for a variety of reasons be sure to check out the wineries in your region. When visiting wineries in your region ask about terroir, grape varieties, […]

How Will Others React to Maryland Wine?

Kathy and I are preparing for the Drink Local Wine Conference that will take place on Saturday in Baltimore. There will be a number of people attending from around the country and I’m interested in discovering what they think of Maryland wine. Many of those visiting will be writers and they will certainly add their […]

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