Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America

July 5, 2014

Featured Interview If you are a vodka lover than today’s show is for you! As America’s most popular spirit it seems there is a new vodka hitting the market every day. How did this odorless colorless spirit conquer the drinking public in the US? Victorino Matus author of Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered […]

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Grilling Wines for the 4th of July and Beyond!

July 3, 2014

Fire up your grill and invite some friends because it is officially backyard cookout season. While the food selections for a summer cookout are easy to develop, choosing the wines to go with them can seem a bit more difficult. With all the different meats, salads and sides, picking just one or two wines can […]

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Cellars 33 Winery – Wine in the heart of San Francisco

June 29, 2014

Featured Interview Find out how one couple fell in love right here in Baltimore with each other and with wine. John Fones of Cellars 33 met the woman of his dreams (Katie) in Baltimore and to impress her switched from beer to wine. Together they began a love affair with wine that brought them to […]

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Lyon Distilling in St. Michaels, MD

June 21, 2014

Featured Interview Laurie takes a tasty field trip to Lyon Distilling in St. Michaels, MD where she talks with Ben Lyon about starting a distillery, the moonshine craze and how you can taste his handcrafted rum! Ben Lyon and Jamie Windon created Lyon Distilling to  produce hand-crafted spirits by transforming raw ingredients (molasses, sugar, local […]

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Union Craft Brewing

June 14, 2014

Featured Interview Adam Benesch, co-founder Union Craft Brewery joined Laurie to talk summer brews and how the brewery got started. Situated along the Jones Falls river, in the historic Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore, the Union Craft Brewery makes great beer and great company. With reverence for tradition and place, we brew beers that unite old […]

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Winemaker is YOU

June 7, 2014

Featured Interview Want to be a winemaker? Well Dave Zuchero from Tin Lizzie Wineworks joins Laurie to talk about how he helps people just like you make their own wine in Clarksville, MD. We’ll taste some of the great wines made at Tin Lizzie and find out how you can get started! Dave Zuchero is […]

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Preakness & Black Eyed Susan

May 17, 2014

Sips of the Week John Reusing of owner of Bad Decisions in Canton joined us to talk about the official cocktail of the Preakness–the Black Eyed Susan. He brought 3 versions of the cocktail to taste as we talked about the sad muddled history of this cocktail. The recipes of all three are below for […]

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Big Cork Vineyards

May 12, 2014

Sips of the Week Randy Thompson President of Big Cork Vineyard and winemaker Dave Collins joined Laurie in studio to talk about their wines, how the company got started and plans for their new tasting room. You can talk to them and taste the wines of Big Cork on May 17 & 18th at the […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

May 7, 2014

Mothers Day Gift Ideas for ALL your Moms Mother’s Day is coming up and sometimes it seems difficult to find just the right treat for Mom. This year you can make Mom forget the way you used to whine as a kid with some great WINE inspired gifts. The Wine Coach, Laurie Forster is here with ideas for […]

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Paul Cullen – From Bad Company to Good Company

May 3, 2014

Sips of the Week Paul Cullen of Tune Your Palate joined us to talk about his new book From Bad Company to Good Company” which is part memoir, part recipes and includes bonus music tracks. Use this link: to get his book for $9.99!! Paul brought these 3 wines to sip with Laurie while they […]

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Spring Sensations in Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country

April 25, 2014

Sips of the Week Laurie tasted these Sips of the Week from Vineyard at Hershey with Mike Wilson aka Merlot Mike. Mike also talked about the upcoming Spring Sensations event in Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country talking place 5/3-5/18 at participating wineries. Enjoy fun picnic food samples paired with handcrafted wines, while enjoying decorative spring floral and […]

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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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