Posts Tagged“maryland”

Maryland #Tastemaker: Lisa Hinton | Old Westminster Winery


“Tastemaker” is a term typically used to describe a person — either a sommelier or writer in the wine world — who decides what is good, cool or otherwise interesting. With our new #NYTastemaker profiles, I’ve decided to usurp the term to mean someone who actually makes the wines, ciders, spirits, etc. that we love. A “tastemaker” should make something, after all. Chardonnay. Believe it or not, that’s the grape (and wine) that first sparked my interest in Old Westminster Winery. I was at a walk-around tasting at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD as part of Drink Local Wine 2013 when a…

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…

Drinking Regional: Drink Local Wine 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland

Photo courtesy of Black Ankle Vineyards

This evening I’m flying to Baltimore for Drink Local Wine 2013 where I will explore and celebrate Maryland wines alongside other writers as well as local winemakers, wine industry professionals, chefs and Maryland wine enthusiasts. (Full disclosure: I’m a member of the Drink Local Wine board of directors). Similar in mission to my own TasteCamp programming, DLW seeks to draw attention to wine regions outside of California, Washington and Oregon and celebrate regional and local wines overall. Previous editions of the annual conference have been held in Virginia, Missouri and Colorado. I’m hoping to bring the event to New York at…