Eric Asimov and James Beard Foundation

Eric Asimov and James Beard Foundation


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Sips of the Week


Franciacorta , Lombardy, Italy $19.99

Wine maker’s Notes:

Appearance: Deep straw yellow with luminous silvery highlights

Bead: Long-lingering, with particularly small bubbles

Bouquet: The elegance of the floral notes beautifully complements smooth impressions of leavened petits fours

Palate: Seductively creamy texture, full-bodied

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:   Classic wine to enjoy as an aperitif, but will also offer surprising sensations with light first courses, such as fish and lighter meats

All the Sips of the Week are available at Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore, MD check them out at To find these wines in other areas visit

Featured Guests

Eric Asimov is the chief wine critic for the NY Times and author of How to Love Wine: A Memoir and a Manifesto. Eric was inducted as one of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America. 

Izabela A. Wojcik  the Director of House Programming for the James Beard Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1986 that is dedicated to celebrating, nurturing, and preserving America’s diverse culinary heritage and future.  She oversees more than 250 special events held at the historic James Beard House, which features chefs, pastry chefs, and winemakers from across the United States and beyond. In her role as head of House programming, Wojcik has an enviable rolodex of culinary and beverage professionals from around the world. Part of her responsibility is engaging in constant dialogue with influencers in the epicurean industry, thereby, staying on top of the latest gastronomic trends.

Upcoming Events

 6/1 Join Laurie at the  Hunt Valley Great Grapes Festival, Oregon Ridge State Park for her seminar at 1 PM

6/15 Join Laurie for her smash hit wine tasting comedy show Something to Wine About at Knob Hall Winery in Clear Spring, MD at 7PM

6/20 Join Laurie at the Queen in Wilmington, DE at 7:30 PM for her wine tasting comedy show Something to Wine About with special musical guest Paul Cullen

 Next Week

We’ll talk about the Summer of Riesling…We’ll be joined in studio by Julie Dalton from Wit & Wisdom at the Four Seasons to taste 2 of her favorite Rieslings and Chef Timothy Dyson from Blue Grass Tavern will cook up a perfect pairing!

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