Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean the fun has to end! Stave off the winter blues and attend the inaugural Winter Wine at Evergreen event on Thursday, January 10th, 2013, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Evergreen Museum & Library’s Carriage House. Sample over 25 Maryland wines, all of which have earned top awards or are special selections of tasting curators Al Spoler and Hugh Sisson of WYPR’s Cellar Notes. In keeping with the made-in-Maryland theme, Baltimore caterer Chef’s Expressions will serve passed hors d’oeuvres featuring locally-sourced Maryland ingredients.
For an an even loftier experience, enjoy the state’s best sparkling wines, too, from 6 – 7 p.m. in the beautiful, historic Evergreen Museum & Library. The museum features Asian arts, European paintings — including works by Degas, Modigliani, and Zuloaga — American art glass — the majority of pieces assigned to Louis Comfort Tiffany — and the John Work Garrett Library of rare books and manuscripts. Paintings by Pablo Picasso and Raoul Dufy also grace the halls of the lovely mansion, once the home of the Garrett family, set on 26 landscaped acres in North Baltimore and on the National Register of Historic Places.
And there’s more: Musicians from the Peabody Institute will perform throughout the evening and winemakers will be on hand to answer your questions. All wines will be available to purchase by the glass, bottle, or case. Buy raffle tickets, too, to win “A Year of Dining” – a collection of, at least, twelve $100 gift certificates to great Maryland restaurants. The raffle will benefit AIWF Days of Taste®, a group that bring chefs and farmers into fourth and fifth grade classrooms to teach students about the importance of fresh food and how ingredients weave their way through daily life, from farm to table. Tickets can be purchased at www.marylandwine.org/wwe/ for $65 and $80. For more information visit the wine association website or call (410) 252-9463.
The Evergreen House is located at 4545 North Charles Street, Baltimore, 21210. Ample parking available.