Pepper Bridge Winery & Your Wine Questions

April 25, 2014

Sips of the Week Laurie tasted these Sips of the Week from Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars before talking to winemaker Jean Francois Pellet. Pepper Bridge Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Walla Walla, WA $60 Winemaker’s Notes: Distinctive and refined, this Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of black cherries, blackberries, rose-bush brambles, and crushed gravel with […]

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Spring Wines on Fox 31 KDVR

April 21, 2014
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St. Michaels Winefest & Be Your Best Now

April 14, 2014

Sips of the Week Laurie tasted the Sips of the Week with George Wilson & Barbara Svensen Co-Owners of The Old Brick Inn and organizers of the 2014 Winefest at St Michaels on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Winefest at St Michaels takes place April 26 & 27th in downtown St. Michaels where Laurie will do her Comedic […]

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Fou-Dre Vodka & Stella Maris Wine Tasting

April 5, 2014

Sips of the Week Chanel Turner, Founder of Fou-Dre Vodka,  joined us to talk about her sipping vodka with flavor (technically, it’s not a flavored vodka). Laurie found out how she came up with the idea to create a vodka with the essence of pomegranate, ginger, lychee, kiwi and lime. Chanel mixed up a great […]

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Bouchaine Vineyards & Wine Questions

March 29, 2014

Sips of the Week Chief Winemaker at Bouchaine Vineyards, Michael Richmond, joined Laurie to talk about their winemaking philosophy and what’s makes his job so challenging. The Wines of Bouchaine will be featured at an upcoming wine dinner at The Robert Morris Inn on 4/5 at 7PM. For more information including the menu for the amazing […]

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Affordable Spanish Wines with C4

March 27, 2014

Sips of the Week Laurie and C4 tasted 2 great affordable Spanish Reds wines perfect to spice up your wine rack! Clarence M. Mitchell, IV, known to WBAL listeners as “C4,”                brings a lifetime of political experiences and relationships to WBAL Radio and now to The Sipping Point radio! Lagar de Robla 2008, Castilla y […]

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French Wines for Spring & Patisserie Poupon

March 15, 2014

Sips of the Week Laurie and Chris tasted 2 great affordable French wines perfect for Spring sipping. Listen here Eve Viognier/Muscat White Blend 2012, Languedoc, France $11.99 Winemaker’s Notes: A vibrant bouquet of Viognier dominates the wine – peach, apricot, rose petal all follow through on the palate. Pure, refreshing and clean, and with plenty of […]

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5 Reasons Your Wine List Might Suck

March 10, 2014

When I’m handed the wine list there are two ways I look at it—as a wine professional and as a wine drinker. As a wine professional I look at the list with curiosity to assess several things about it such as: how it’s organized, the focus of the selections and the markup. As a wine […]

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Wine Lists That Rock & Guide to Cheap Wine

March 10, 2014

Featured Interviews Studies show that a restaurants wine by the glass offerings are one of the top things consumers look for a great dining experience. This week we talked to Maeve Pesquera, National Director of Wine at Fleming’s Steakhouse to find out about their program that includes 100 wines by the glass! As Director of Wine […]

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Tour de Tanks & Spring Dishes

March 1, 2014

Sips of the Week Steve Bahn winemaker at Logan’s View Winery, Glen Rock, PA joined us to talk about this year’s Tour de Tanks events in York County, PA and all along the Mason Dixon Wine Trail. Every Saturday and Sunday in March there are special events and barrel or tank tastings at participating wineries. […]

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Booze for Babes & Cooking with Booze

February 24, 2014

Sips of the Week Kayleigh Kulp, author of Booze for Babes: the Smart Woman’s Guide to Drinking Spirits Right, joined Laurie for a ladies primer on Scotch.  Kayleigh is a Washington, D.C. based freelance journalist, covering business, hospitality, and food and beverage topics for Travel + Leisure, Private Clubs, Wine & Spirits, Capitol File, the Los Angeles […]

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Rye Cocktails

February 16, 2014

Sips of the Week Mixologists Brendan Dorr and Eric Fooy of the B&O Brasserie joined Laurie to talk Rye Whiskey and give away some tickets to their fundraiser Rye’s Up on February 23rd. Brendan mixed up a new cocktail called X that you can try along with 15 others at the event. George Dickel Rye […]

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