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Opening our Qvevri for the 2016 Vidal Blanc

On Sunday we opened our qvevri and tasted our Vidal Blanc that was sealed in the qvevri on its skins since December. A pictorial essay follows.

Big Cork Vineyards Entertains Media in a Big Way

Last week we joined photographers and bloggers for a media event at Big Cork Vineyards in Washington County, Maryland.  Upon entering we were treated to a glass of Russian Kiss wine. Big Cork is a winery we visited and wrote an article about when it opened in 2015. We were happy to attend the event […]

Wine’s Birth, Part 2

After a long winter’s rest and at times a covering of several feet of snow, the time for opening the qvevri is at hand. Our late winter in central Maryland was a roller coaster of temperatures. Some cold and a few days later quite hot for this time of year. The ground is still cool […]

Maryland Wine Passport Experience

During the last two weekends of February, wine enthusiasts can break out of winter’s doldrums and visit Maryland wineries. The wineries on the state’s seven wine trails will off exclusive access to holders of the Passport.  Passport ticket holders will receive free wine tastings and a behind-the-scene experience at each winery. Also included with the […]

Tour de Tanks Springs Forth

Although this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail event Tour de Tanks, it is the first year that Kathy and I had a chance to participate. The Mason Dixon Wine Trail is unique in that it is made up of wineries from two states, Maryland and Pennsylvania. It is also one […]

“I Didn’t Know Maryland Had Wineries”

“I didn’t know Maryland had any wineries,” exclaimed the person standing next to me. I hear this a lot. Some people are unaware that there are wineries in their own back yard. The Maryland Winery Association would like to change that perception. For the last two weekends this February, 35 of the more than 50 […]

Maryland’s Winter Wine Event

Thursday evening, January 8, 2015 marked the third annual event of Maryland’s Winter Wine. The event, in the B & O Railroad Museum, began with an hour long tasting of Vidal wines from six wineries. This area of the museum  has glass enclosed cases, showcasing various aspects of the train history. Maryland wineries included in […]

Chardonnay Day 2014

In a recent talk to a group from New Jersey wineries I spoke of the use of social media as a way to promote dialogue amongst customers and potential customers. One example I gave was using Twitter for a wine tasting. On Thursday, May 22nd, a wine tasting will take place world-wide on Twitter. You […]

Are you a swirler?

In a recent article about Kathy and me in the Baltimore Sun, the writer, Janene Holzberg writes, “Terry Sullivan sometimes finds himself absentmindedly swirling a glass of juice or water as if it were a glass of fine wine when dining with friends or family members.” Reading this prompted Linda Mercer of Prosser, Washington to […]

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Local Food and Wine

While planning your Thanksgiving dinner, will you be supporting the eat and drink local movement? Many people purchase local fresh turkeys, vegetables and fruits so why not consider local wines or hard ciders?

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