Black Ankle Vineyards 2007 Crumbling Rock

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the quality of Maryland wines sampled during the Twitter Taste-off at the DrinkLocalWine.com 2010 conference. I’ve praised Maryland wines for some time now (see my earlier recap) and continue to be impressed with the quality of wines being produced. I didn’t have time to sample all ofRead more

A Maryland Fruit Bomb

In continuation of Regional Wine Week, I pick up where I left off with a review of the Elk Run 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. Produced from grapes from their Cold Friday Vineyard, the Cabernet was recently awarded a Best in Class in the 2009 Maryland Governor’s Cup competition for top red. The wine also took homeRead more

Just Do It!

After several visits to Virginia’s wine country, I decided it was finally time to cross the state line to experience Maryland and the growing wine industry for myself. I’ve repeatedly had my sights set on a visit, but for whatever reasons, always ran out of time. Thankfully, I followed through and jumped on the FrederickRead more

Maryland’s Growing Wine Industry

Growing at a staggering 25 percent a year, Maryland’s wine industry is no longer the best kept secret on the East Coast. With 38 licensed wineries on the map, encompassing 5 trails, 4 distinct growing regions, and 3 AVAs, Maryland offers visitors a wine for every palate and makes for the perfect weekend getaway. IRead more