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Celebrate Maryland’s Most Innovative Wineries at the Frederick Wine Festival This Saturday



The Inaugural Frederick Wine Festival is a celebration of the most innovative wineries from across the state of Maryland and is poised to showcase an industry that is quickly growing to include many diverse and critically acclaimed wines. Get your tickets today!



Eat-Drink-Go LOCAL Festival this Sunday


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Maryland has so many fantastic local companies crafting beer, wine  – and now many companies are expanding into mead, cider and fruit wines. And no, not all of them are excessively fruity and sweet. I’ve tried a few of Millstone and Distillery Lane’s ciders and really liked them! Highly recommend giving them a taste….and this Sunday you can head to the 2nd Annual Eat-Drink-Go LOCAL Cider & Mead event at the Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture to do just that.


The event is sponsored by the Maryland Wineries Association and will include tastings by Linganore Winecellars, Layton’s Chance Vineyard and Winery, Millstone Cellars, Distillery Lane Ciderworks, Great Shoals Winery and Charm City Meadworks, a brand new company located in Baltimore City. A farmers market will also include Juan Guacamole, The Project Resource Group, Bees by the Bay and Caprikorn Farms (cheese), among others. Live music by Sac Au Lait and Tom Larson.



Eat-Drink-Go LOCAL is a free event but attendees may choose to purchase a tasting pass for $25.00 that includes a stemless wine glass and samples. Attendees may tour the grounds, browse produce from local farmers and enjoy the sights and sounds of the event. For more information, log onto www.marylandwine.com or call 410-252-WINE.

“As we continue to celebrate Maryland Wine Week, we are excited to feature some of the specialty products made in our state such as ciders, meads and fruit wines. There is such a variety from which to choose so there really is something for everyone,” said Kevin Atticks, Executive Director for Maryland Wineries Association.


Eat-Drink-Go LOCAL is Sunday, July 20 from 12:00-6:00pm.



Wine & Horse Racing This Weekend at Decanter


Watch and bet on live turf and dirt horse racing while sipping on some of the state’s best wines at the 4th Annual Decanter: A Celebration of Maryland Wine and Racing set to take place on April 12-13 at the Pimlico Race Course (5201 Park Heights Ave.) from 12 pm – 6 pm both days.  The event, sponsored by the Maryland Wineries Association in conjunction with the Maryland Jockey Club, allows guests to sample wine from over 20 Maryland wineries, browse wine and equine focused art and crafts, listen to live music, dine on local fare and experience live horse racing from the prestigious Second Floor Grandstand area.

Decanter: A Celebration of Maryland Wine and Racing



 catch of the day fish (2)Spring is in the air—finally. And it’s a season when Maryland just shines; when it’s warm enough to start stepping out, enjoying some of our regions treasures. We’re ready to start soaking up some sun, enjoying our drinks outdoors, and of course, getting in our time at Pimlico. The folks at the Maryland Wineries Association are happy to accommodate. April 12 and 13, they bring us Decanter—which was one of the highlights of our social calendar last year. After all, a day at the races surrounded by local winemakers (and their wines), fine work by top artisans, live music, and great food can’t really be anything but fabulous. But there’s more to it than just a great time. Says Maryland Wineries Association Executive Director, Kevin Atticks, “Maryland wines and racing share some common themes…heritage, tradition and legacy…so we thought the combination would be perfect for audiences young and old alike.” We went last year, and we can tell you, it is.