My Favorite Wine(s): Chardonnay

Lundeen ‘Bunker Hill’ Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2014 Regular price: 29.99 Sale Price: 23.99 Oregon Chardonnay has had a rough go of it. Historically, it was neither as voluptuous as its California cousin nor as elegant as its French ancestor. This one, from a tiny (5 acre) vineyard planted exclusively to Chardonnay in 1995, braves[…]

December’s Box: A Box of Bubbles

December’s Box of Bubbles Wines for Celebration Six wines, six sensational producers, one holiday…explore, experience and enjoy the wines that you’ve perhaps wondered about…or revisit and reconnect with wines that you’re nearly forgotten. $150.00 (inclusive of MD state alcohol sales tax) Regular price $186.32 Punta Crena ‘Pettirosso Allegro’, Liguria, Italy 2015 Regular price $17.99 The Pettirosso[…]

My Guilty Pleasure

The word is out…Chardonnay is back! Let’s be honest though…Chardonnay never really left. While the wine press was furiously bashing ripe, oaky Chardonnay (you know…the same wines that they extolled just a few years before), the public continued to consume lush, fruity, buttery New World Chardonnay. Rombauer didn’t go out of business. Neither did Far[…]

Thanksgiving wines: November 18, 2017

Domaine de la Bonneliere ‘Rive Gauche’ Rosé, Chinon 2016 Regular Price $18.99 Sale Price $14.99 100% Cabernet Franc from organic vines in Chinon. Floral and berry laden, with characteristic herbal and vinous flavors. Its bright, bold, refreshing and delicious. Who says rose is just for summer? Domaine Weinbach ‘Reserve Personnelle’ Riesling, Alsace 2015 Regular Price[…]

Can we talk?

Can we talk? I mean really talk. We’re friends, right? No secrets? We’ve known each other a long time, right? Well, ok, not that long, but still. I can be honest, right? No hurt feelings? It’s your wine choices… well, I mean, not your wine choices, it’s just that, you know, you let everyone else[…]

Tasting notes: Alsace, November 11, 2016

Jean-Luc Mader Riesling 2016 Regular Price $22.99 Sale Price $17.99 Made from the most elegant grape in the Alsace region, this Riesling boasts attractive ripe lemon and lime zest on the nose. The palate is full of fruit and offers up a soft mouth feel. The finish is long, crisp, and refreshing. Domaine Weinbach Pinot[…]

Whiskey tasting: November 4, 2017

Journeyman Distillery Buggy Whip Wheat Regular $45.99 Sale Price 41.99 Journeyman Distillery is located on the site of a historic factory dating to the 1880’s once used to manufacture buggy whips in Three Oaks, Michigan. Produced using Michigan-sourced organic grain, which is milled on-site, and barrels from neighboring Minnesota, everything they do is the epitome[…]


The 2006 Red Zinfandel from Palm Valley Winery entangles tangy potato elements with a cruel fluoride aftertaste. A retrograde mealy finish and bizarre mango-fandango essences are incorporated in the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from Gonzales Vineyards. A voluptuous horseradish perfume and acidic sage flavors are mixed in the 1990 Syrah from Siriani Vineyards. We’ve all seen[…]