The Sipping Point Radio 1/14

The Sipping Point Radio 1/14

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Sips of the Week

1.  Eroica Riesling 2009, Columbia Valley, WA, $21.99

Winemaker’s Notes: “This Riesling exudes mandarin orange and sweet lime aromas and flavors with subtle mineral notes. The mouth-watering acidity is beautifully balanced by flavorful Washington Riesling fruit. After a decade we have truly found our ‘Eroica style,’ striving for beautiful bright fruit with crisp acidity and enhanced minerality.” Bob Bertheau, Winemaker

2.  Charles Smith Boom Boom Syrah 2009, Washington State, $18.99

Winemaker’s Notes: “Everything you want from a Washington Syrah….bright, fresh & smooth…super dense dark purple with meaty dark fruit, Asian spice & sweet tobacco. Intense yet plush texture…this wine will BLOW YOUR MIND!” -Charles Smith, Winemaker All the details on the sips of the week are available at Wells Discount Liquors check them out at These wines and more are available at Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore or at a retailer near you.

Featured Guests

Two of my favorite women of wine The Saucy Sisters, Barbara Nowak and Beverly Wicham, authors of The Saucy Sisters Guide to Wine: What Every Girl Should Know Before She Unscrews! joined us to talk about their new world record for the most women unscrewing wine bottles at the same time. Thay also shed some light on food and wine pairings including the right wines for weddings, new babies and even divorce! You can pick their book up at

Wine Sandwich of the Week (aka Food Pairing)

Food writer extraordinaire Amanda Hesser co-author of Food52: 140 Winning Recipes from Exceptional At-Home Cooks talked to us about the concept for her new book and the community. We talked about some of the great recipes in her book that were developed by and for at home cooks. Amanda and I also gave you a great idea for a pot luck party that rocks! Pick up her book at Amazon or at a book store near  you.

Tune in next week:

We’ll have the owners of MD’s first distillery, Sloop Betty with us to talk and taste Vodka and Kevan Vetter, Executive Chef at  McCormick & Company will share their 2012 Flavor Forecast with us and so much more!

Wine and Dine with Laurie:

In partnership with Crystal Cruises and French Wine Explorers, Michael and I will be hosting a group during the Romancing the Riviera Cruise July 25-August 6, 2012 on board the breathtaking Crystal Serenity. We’ll sail our way from Lisbon to Rome with stops in Lisbon, Gibraltar, Barcelona Palomos, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Florence and Rome. Along the way we’ll have exclusive activities for our group that center on our shared love of food and wine. Crystal Cruises is now an all inclusive cruise ship which means your fare includes everything–food, wine, cabin and YES, wine and alcohol are included!!  Learn more by clicking here

Special thanks to Wells Discount Liquors, Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis, Crystal Cruises, Cavit and Santa Rita Winery.