Posts Written OnApril 18, 2013

The 10 Best Things I Put In My Mouth at Drink Local Wine 2013


Last weekend, I attended the Drink Local Wine 2013 conference in Baltimore, MD to explore Maryland wine — something that I knew next-to-nothing about going into the conference. I’m still not sure that I have a firm grasp on what “Maryland wine” is or could be, but we tasted upwards of 100 Maryland-grown wines, listened to  professionals in and around the Maryland wine industry talk about the region’s history, present and future, and welcomed more than 300 locals to a public grand tasting featuring more than 20 wineries. The event was a lot of fun — but more than that, it was informative and clearly…

Cape Winery Sprouts in the Thousand Islands


The official opening of the Cape Winery in Cape Vincent, NY is not until Memorial Day, but a recent springtime Saturday “soft opening” saw over a hundred people in the tasting room, more than a dozen cases of wine leave the premises in the hands of happy consumers, and folks joining the infant “case club.” The current version of the New York State Wine Regions map shows expanded areas all around the state, and this latest opening already asks for those boundaries to be expanded even more. Situated on a spit of limestone-based land that has Lake Superior on one…